Health lobby angered over Diageo's rumoured Premier League deal

The Portman Group has argued that UK health campaigners are “ignoring the facts” after claims that children are being negatively influenced by drinks firms sponsoring sport.

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for ...

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It is with great sadness that I announce that just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, will be leaving us next month.

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital rum data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. Each key market is covered with much of our analysts' deeper insight being exclusive to this report.

Global non-Scotch whiskies insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends re...

This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital non-Scotch whiskies data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package.

Beverage Industry Insights

Round-Up - The IARD Digest - March 2015

Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-mark...

Sustainability: What Craft Teaches Multi-Nationals

Almost by default, the craft sectors within the overall drinks industry have healthier sustainability credentials than their larger peers. B...

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Brewers v Distillers in Nutrition Control Battle

Today, the Brewers of Europe announced that its members, which include all of the leading European brewers, are to voluntarily list ingredie...

Is A-B InBev/SABMiller 'Mega-Merger' Off?

Many industry observers will have linked yesterday's major food M&A story with the ongoing rumbles around Anheuser-Busch InBev's widely-expe...

Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 160: Do the Calories in Alcoholic Beverages lead to Increased Obesity? 25 Mar 15

Among people who consume alcohol, it would be assumed that the excess calories provided by the alcohol would add to their risk of obesity. However, current data suggests that the association may be more complex.


Research in Focus - Good Times Ahead for the Rum Sector 24 Mar 15

For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" in the global spirits market in a new IWSR/just-drinks report.

Thought Leaders


Drinks Industry News

Heineken to cut jobs in global shake-up

Andy Morton | 31 Mar 15

Heineken is to reduce staffing levels as its streamlines its global business units from five to four and strips down its executive committee.


Bacardi Brown-Forman here to stay

Olly Wehring | 30 Mar 15

Bacardi has confirmed that its sales and marketing partnership with Brown-Forman will not be affected by its entrance into the Bourbon category, which was announced today.


Carlsberg takes on Stella Artois in new campaign

James Wilmore | 30 Mar 15

Carlsberg is going on the offensive in the UK with a new campaign claiming that drinkers prefer its Carlsberg Export lager brand to Anheuser-Busch InBev's Stella Artois.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:18pm 31 Mar 2015)

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TWE to sell US, Australian wineries

Dufry buys WDF, more consolidation predicted

NPD - Harvest Hill's Hug Fruit Slushee

Moet Hennessy sells Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Coca-Cola lines up Life launch in Australia

Marston's buys Thwaites' beer unit

NPD - Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Apple

Beverage Industry Interviews

just a Moment With ... Martin Jones from Artisan Source 30 Mar 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the founder of wine and spirits management consultancy Artisan Source, and just-drinks subscriber, Martin Jones.


just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 15

Andy Morton

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.


just a Moment With ... Dave Schmier from Bardstown Barrel Selections 23 Mar 15

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the co-founder & co-president of Bardstown Barrel Selections, and just-drinks subscriber, Dave Schmier.

just-drinks Blog

Diet Coke decline leaves Pepsi sitting pretty

Andy Morton | 27 Mar 15

Last year was tough for The Coca-Cola Co. So staff in Atlanta won't be pleased to read that Pepsi has overtaken Diet Coke as the no. 2 soda brand in the US.


Net-buster kicks-off Budweiser 'Dream Goal' campaign - video

James Wilmore | 27 Mar 15

A bit of football fun for a Friday. Anheuser-Busch InBev has released the ad that will accompany its new Budweiser 'Dream Goal' campaign, that seeks to find the UK's best amateur goal.


Are New York's craft beer fans any the (Bud)weiser?

Olly Wehring | 25 Mar 15

No sooner had Anheuser-Busch InBev taken a gentle pop at the craft beer segment during February's Super Bowl, than the world's largest brewer has challenged the sub-category's target market in New York.

Beverage Hot Issues

Round-Up - CAGE 2015

In March, London hosted the 2015 Consumer Analyst Group Europe (CAGE) conference. Here is a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the annual meet-up.

ProWein 2015 - just-drinks' Previews

This year's ProWein exhibition starts this weekend. Here's our full set of previews for the event.

Round-Up - Brown-Forman's Nine-Month Results, 2014-15

In early-March, Brown-Forman released its results for the nine months to the end of January. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the figures.

Round-Up - Anheuser-Busch InBev's 2014 Results

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its figures for calendar-2014. Here's a full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the numbers.

Drinks Market Research

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer tre

Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research

For a long time seen as something of a poor relation in the spirits world, the rum category is identified as the "next big thing" according to this latest IWSR/just-drinks report. Any future volume falls will be seen at the value end of the market, whilst at the premium end of the spectrum, the picture is far rosier. This all-new report aims to deliver the most vital category data, insights, forecasts and strategic drivers in an easy-to-use package. The very latest market forecast data and brand market shares for rum are provided, offering a short-form, visual view of the most important and interesting markets for the coming five years... Read more

Published: March 2015 - ($1500.00)


Adult Soft Drinks Innovation Report 2014

Published: November 2014 - ($1162.43)


Global Premium Water Report 2014

Published: November 2014 - ($2169.87)


Beer Manufacturing Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021

Published: March 2015 - ($1995.00)


USA Energy Drinks Category Profile 2014

Published: March 2015 - ($794.00)


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