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Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, has some sage advice for those listed drinks companies out there who are sniffing around the...

Will drinks have a cannabis-inspired October?

We're approaching the first anniversary of Constellation Brands' move into the cannabis space. And, if drinks industry observers were excite...

Stephen Beaumont | 25 Sep 2018

With brewers eyeing the cannabis industry with both interest and enthusiasm, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont has some words of warning for them, before they take their first steps into unknown territory.

Chris Losh | 6 Sep 2018

just-drinks' regular wine commentator Chris Losh has been away this summer. While away, has he been smoking something? If he has, it's given him something to warn the global wine category about.

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2018

On Wednesday, Molson Coors will release first-half results for 2018. Here, just-drinks looks back the events that will have shaped the brewer in its second quarter, the three months to the end of June.

A burst of clear-coloured beverage innovation in Japan this summer is challenging the traditional role of colour in beverage innovation, potentially providing new insights into the role colour plays in beverage choice. The conventional wisdom is that colour strongly affects the perceived taste and flavour of a beverage. Removing colour can be both disruptive and attention grabbing, but can violating colour-flavour norms really be a path to success in beverage innovation?

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 8 Jan 2018

Over the weekend, Molson Coors announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall Cyder. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Henry Chevallier Guild, from the family that owned Aspall, and the MD of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, Phil Whitehead.

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 16 Nov 2018

Asian beer is enjoying a global high as a number of top-selling brews climbed the rankings in a new list of the world's most valuable beer brands.

Lucy Britner | 1 Nov 2018

The CEO of Molson Coors has given more details about the company's cannabis play in Canada.

Lucy Britner | 1 Nov 2018

The CEO of MillerCoors has detailed plans to revitalise the Coors Light lager brand in the US.

Lucy Britner | 1 Nov 2018

Australian company The Cannabis Co has lined up a gin distilled using cannabis terpenes.

Olly Wehring | 29 Oct 2018

Molson Coors has completed the creation of its cannabis-focused joint venture in Canada, where the drug has recently been cleared for legalisation nation-wide.

Lucy Britner | 22 Oct 2018

Molson Coors will replace its Molson Canadian Light in the US market as it looks to tap into the trend towards lower-calorie products.

Lucy Britner | 17 Oct 2018

Canada has today (17 October) become the second country in the world to legalise the recreational use of cannabis.

Lucy Britner | 5 Sep 2018

Molson Coors' US unit, MillerCoors, has announced plans to phase out 350 salaried positions as it looks to tackle ongoing industry challenges.

Richard Woodard | 5 Sep 2018

Long-serving beverage industry analyst Mark Swartzberg is quitting his role at Stifel Nicolaus to take over as global VP of investor relations at Molson Coors.

Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2018

Molson Coors' US unit, MillerCoors, is to launch a new line of alcoholic FMBs (flavoured malt beverages) that contain less sugar than competing brands.

Olly Wehring | 24 Aug 2018

Diageo has declined to comment on a report linking the drinks giant with a pending entry into the cannabis market in Canada.

Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2018

Beverages have been placed ninth out of 15 in a list of industries ranked by their "brand intimacy".

Andy Morton | 7 Aug 2018

Molson Coors is to withdraw Two Hats in the US, just a year after launching the flavoured beer brand.

Andy Morton | 6 Aug 2018

Oregon kombucha maker Humm Kombucha has claimed to have solved the problem of the drink's tendency to turn alcoholic.

Lucy Britner | 2 Aug 2018

Executives at Molson Coors have said consumer approval of cannabis is growing, as the company anticipates Canada could become a test bed for further innovation.

Andy Morton | 2 Aug 2018

Molson Coors sales declines improved slightly in the second quarter of the year but a global volumes drop saw the US and Canadian brewer pledge to address weakness in its home markets.

Lucy Britner | 2 Aug 2018

Molson Coors has become the latest company to line up entry into the cannabis beverages market in Canada. 

Lucy Britner | 10 Jul 2018

Molson Coors has announced the departure of its MillerCoors chief marketing officer.

Olly Wehring | 9 Jul 2018

Molson Coors has released details of the latest limited edition beer expression from Sharp's Brewery in the UK. Honza is the result of a collaboration between Cornwall-based Sharp's and Molson Coors' Czech beer brand, Staropramen.

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2018

Molson Coors has declined to comment on reports that it is in talks with Canadian cannabis companies to collaborate on cannabis-infused beverages.

Andy Morton | 6 Jun 2018

Molson Coors has launched a Willy Wonka-style competition in the UK off-premise that urges consumers to hunt for a 'golden can' of its Carling lager brand.

Andy Morton | 24 May 2018

MillerCoors, the US unit of Molson Coors, has asked the US patent office to dismiss an application from South Korean alcohol giant HiteJinro for its Hite beer logo, due to the alleged possibility of consumers confusing it with branding for Miller Lite.

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The global market for ready-to-drinks (RTDs) continues to be one of the healthier sectors of the global marketplace, rising by 1.6% to 399.6m nine-litre cases in 2016. This is a slight reduction over...

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