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just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q1

Constellation Brands will announce its first-quarter results on Wednesday (1 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spiri...

Can Ireland Realise its Soft Drinks Potential?

Ray Rowlands, of Drinksinfo Ltd, turns his attention to the oft-overlooked Irish soft drinks market and considers its potential, relative to...


Irish Whiskey: Large Eyes, But a Small Pie?

Ian Buxton | 18 Jun 2015

The clamour in recent years to enter the Irish whiskey category suggests that the segment is poised to become the next big thing. But, with one brand dominating the sector massively, are the prospects for growth really all they're cracked up to be? Ian Buxton considers.


Top Wine & Spirits Trends in the Last Ten Years

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today, brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. In this excerpt from the full report, which can be downloaded here, the company considers the consumer trends that have shaped the wine and spirits categories in the last ten years.


just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

Earlier today (10 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.


Focus - Suntory's Q1 Performance by Category

Andy Morton | 11 May 2015

Last week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in first-quarter sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's beverage results:

Latest Interviews

Interview - Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific president

James Wilmore | 26 Jun 2014

Spirits firm Beam is now under the control of Japan's Suntory Holdings after a US$16bn takeover earlier this year. So how will this new marriage work in some key global markets? just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, caught up with Beam Suntory's Asia-Pacific & South America president, Nick Fink, to find out.


Diageo's global category director of whisk(e)y

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2012

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 6 July in...

Olly Wehring | 6 Jul 2015

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China Huiyuan Juice hives off troublesome units

Keith Nuthall | 2 Jul 2015

China Huiyuan Juice Group has offloaded nine struggling subsidiaries in its home market.


Sapporo chases US$92.7m tax rebate - report

Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2015

Sapporo has protested a decision to refuse it an JPY11.5bn (US$92.7m) tax rebate, according to a report.


More takeovers expected as Irish whiskey heats up

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2015

The Irish whiskey market can expect more acquisitions as second-tier alcohol companies snap up the new wave of distilleries in Ireland, an industry player has said.


just a While Ago - On 11 June in...

Olly Wehring | 11 Jun 2015

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NPD - Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Kentucky Dram

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory has confirmed a launch date for its new “Scotch-infused” Bourbon.


NPD - Jim Beam Citrus Highball Grapefruit

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Beam Suntory's Japanese unit, Suntory Spirits, has launched a ready-to-drink Jim Beam product in Japan for the first time.


just a While Ago - On 3 June in...

Olly Wehring | 3 Jun 2015

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Suntory to buy Japan Tobacco beverage unit

Andy Morton | 26 May 2015

Suntory Holdings has agreed to pay JPY150bn (US$1.2bn) for Japan Tobacco's (JT) beverage business, including its coffee brand Roots and flavoured water Momono Tennen-sui.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 15 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Suntory eyes FY growth after strong Q1

Andy Morton | 11 May 2015

Suntory Holdings expects full-year profits to jump by a third as sales and underlying profits stayed strong in the first quarter.


Emperador Inc poised for Louis Royer move

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Emperador Inc has confirmed it will make a bid for Suntory's Louis Royer Cognac brand.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Tilaknagar silent over brands sale to Distell

James Wilmore | 24 Mar 2015

Tilaknagar Industries has declined to comment on speculation that it is looking to sell some of its brands to South Africa’s Distell Group, but admitted it is still eyeing tie-ups.


just a While Ago - On 4 March in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Mar 2015

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Lucozade Sport Mango & Passion Fruit

Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2015

Lucozade Ribena Suntory is set to expand its Lucozade Sport offering in the UK.


Suntory whiskey seeks to "eclipse" Diageo, Pernod

Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2015

The CEO of Suntory Holdings expects the company to overtake Diageo and Pernod Ricard as the world's biggest whiskey company, according to reports over the weekend.


Suntory Holdings FY sales boosted by Beam

James Wilmore | 19 Feb 2015

Suntory Holdings has seen a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits helped by the integration of Beam Inc's brands into the business.


just a While Ago - On 11 February in...

Olly Wehring | 11 Feb 2015

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just a While Ago - On 20 January in...

Olly Wehring | 20 Jan 2015

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Constellation appoints chief growth officer

James Wilmore | 15 Jan 2015

Constellation Brands has appointed a former Beam Inc executive as its chief growth officer, a newly-created role.

Latest blogs

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2014

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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