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Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look...

Coca-Cola Co Goes For Dasani Fizz

Following recent reports that PepsiCo is planning to launch a premium water brand in the US, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at...

The US soft drinks market of today sees bottled water rivalling carbonated soft drinks for significance as consumers increasingly favour the segment's offer of naturally-healthy and convenient hydration.

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.

Ray Rowlands | 4 Feb 2014

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd reports on the recent controversy surrounding the SodaStream Super Bowl advert in the US and asks, who really gained from its rejection by the media?

Andy Morton | 24 Oct 2013

Earlier today (24 October), Pernod Ricard released its sales and volumes figures for the 2013-14 first quarter. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September by region and brand.

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Richard Woodard | 20 Mar 2008

A delimited production area is both the main strength and weakness of a wine appellation, a guarantee of quality but a major obstacle to growth. Plans in Champagne, arguably the premier appellation of them all, to expand its production area have drawn severe criticism but Richard Woodard believes the criticism to be unfounded and borne at least in part out of envy.

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Andy Morton | 26 Jan 2018

PepsiCo's newest innovation, a sparkling flavoured water range called Bubly, is set to roll out in the US next week, an analyst has said.

Olly Wehring | 22 Jun 2017

Nestlé Waters has lined up the UK roll-out of two variants from its Perrier sparkling water brand.

Olly Wehring | 4 Apr 2017

Nestlé Waters has confirmed a switch of CEO at its North America unit, with Fernando Mercé set to replace Tim Brown.

Olly Wehring | 25 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 6 Mar 2015

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Olly Wehring | 26 Feb 2015

Pernod Ricard has announced a spate of executive changes that will see the chief of its Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouet division move to head up operations in Asia.

Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2014

Laurent-Perrier has continued its strong start to the fiscal year as profits and sales climbed on demand from outside Europe and the performance of its Salon brand.

Olly Wehring | 5 Nov 2014

Laurent-Perrier has announced the departure of its CFO, Etienne Auriau.

Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2014

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James Wilmore | 18 Jul 2014

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has seen a 9.1% lift in first-quarter sales, helped by demand outside Europe and currency movements.

Olly Wehring | 13 Feb 2014

Laurent-Perrier has posted flat sales in its fiscal third quarter, with year-to-date sales figures staying in the red.

Andy Morton | 3 Dec 2013

New Zealand winemaker Trinity Hill is to change UK distributor from Enotria to Liberty Wines.

James Wilmore | 17 Oct 2013

Nestlé's Waters unit has reported a slight rise in nine-month sales as its Latin America and Asia regions performed strongly, Europe improved and North America held steady.

Andy Morton | 23 Sep 2013

The head of Nestlé's bottled water unit, John Harris, is to retire after 39 years with the company.

Olly Wehring | 19 Sep 2013

The US arm of Pernod Ricard has released full details of its gift pack offerings for the holiday season in the country.

Olly Wehring | 5 Aug 2013

The US arm of Nestlé Waters has lined up a Perrier consumer competition that expands on its tie-up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to coincide with what would have been the artist's 85th birthday.

Olly Wehring | 26 Jul 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

James Wilmore | 22 Jul 2013

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has reported a double-digit drop in first-quarter sales and volumes but said demand outside Europe remains strong.

Olly Wehring | 9 Jul 2013

Laurent-Perrier has proposed a change to its board after one director resigned his position.

Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2013

A Pernod Ricard Champagne regional head has branded heavy European discounting in the category “totally unacceptable”.

James Wilmore | 7 Jun 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

James Wilmore | 3 Jun 2013

Champagne house Laurent-Perrier has seen a slight rise in full-year sales due to demand outside Europe, but profits have dropped.

Olly Wehring | 15 Feb 2013

Laurent-Perrier Group has seen slowing sales in its fiscal third quarter bring its year-to-date performance back in line with the same period a year ago.

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Champagne production, markets and companies

Champagne production, markets and companies

The uncertainties and turmoil of 2016 – from a geopolitical, social and even meteorological point of view – have all had their impact on Champagne. And if the region was hoping for a calmer 2017, repo...

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Bottled Water in Israel

Bottled Water in Israel

Several new premium products such as Perrier and Ferrarelle were launched, resulting in an increase in the availability of premium products. Consumers are therefore becoming increasingly exposed to th...

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Bottled Water in China

Bottled Water in China

The prolonged hot summer in 2017 underpinned dynamic growth of bottled water in China, benefiting carbonated and still bottled waters, experiencing even faster volume growth than in 2016. The growing...

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