Beverage Industry Insights

The US has rejoined the Paris Climate Agreement, which was secured in 2015

Sustainability to shape post-pandemic recovery

Ben Cooper looks at the likely predominating sustainability issues for drinks companies in 2021 as the world (hopefully) emerges from the co...

We all appreciate a laugh, right? Even investment analysts?

Want more press coverage? Make 'em laugh

Company conference calls can be dry affairs at the best of times, but especially if the forecast isn't looking too good. If you're talking p...

What does 2021 have in store for aged spirits?

Aged spirits in 2021 - just-drinks predicts

This month, our category commentators are lining up to share with us their thoughts on how 2021 will shape their respective sectors. Here's...

Sinha says beverage companies are behind the curve in digital retail penetration

Can 'community commerce' solve DTC woes?

In the 1950s, a salesperson at US food storage maker Tupperware hit upon a great idea - instead of wasting time building networks, why don't...

Are 'Dry January' and 'Sober October' sending the right message to alcohol consumers?

Consumers need help in making healthier choices

It's customary at this time of year to look into one's crystal ball and predict what might happen. After the last few years, this habit feel...

Consumers want to hear more about a brand's sustainability credentials

Sustainability front of mind for US consumers

The coronavirus pandemic had a major impact on consumers' beverage habits last year across all categories, as at-home consumption increased...

What's coming up in wine in 2021? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment 7 Jan 21

This month, our category commentators are lining up to share with us their thoughts on how 2021 will shape their respective sectors. Here's our wine expert, Chris Losh, with his take on the year ahead.

Which Cognac brand owners are in line for a hit as new US tariffs loom? - analysis 5 Jan 21

Hopes that 2021 will see a lessening of the tariff turmoil of the past two years in alcohol were dashed last week when US trade authorities announced new levies on European Union imports.

Thought Leaders

Drinks Industry News

Remy Cointreau recovery continues with Q3 sales

Olly Wehring | 22 Jan 21

A combination of buoyant Cognac consumption in the US and a recovering China has helped boost Remy Cointreau's performance in the group's fiscal third quarter.

Kirin reveals healthy beverage line-up

Andy Morton | 22 Jan 21

Kirin has unveiled a raft of new launches for 2021, including an amino acid bottled water developed with healthy-lifestyle partner FANCL.

Heineken readies South Africa job cuts

Andy Morton | 20 Jan 21 Despite last year's pledge not to cut any jobs, Heineken's hand has been forced in South Africa

Heineken is to reduce its headcount in South Africa by 7%, blaming the coronavirus and a subsequent alcohol ban for a downturn in the country.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:15pm 22 Jan 2021)

CCA enjoys H2 rebound in 2020 as acquisition looms

Brewers group calls for help amid UK on-trade woes

London Wine Fair to go "100% digital" in 2021

Arbikie Highland Estate takes Highland Rye east

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Moet Hennessey's Arrrrrrrdbeg single malt - NPD

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Remy Martin targets mixtapes with VSOP pack

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Was Coca-Cola the right company to buy Zico? In hindsight, probably not" - just-drinks speaks to Zico founder Mark Rampolla 19 Jan 21

Andy MortonPowerplant Ventures has bought Zico from The Coca-Cola Co

Mark Rampolla founded Zico Coconut Water in 2004, building the brand into a major force in soft drinks and introducing a generation of consumers to low-sugar, functional waters. The strength of the brand was underlined in 2013 when The Coca-Cola Co bought Zico for an undisclosed fee. Last year, in a sharp reversal of fortunes for the brand, Coca-Cola announced Zico was one of about 200 brands earmarked to be discontinued as the group implemented a major cost-cutting programme. Last week, in yet another twist for Zico, Rampolla's investment company, Powerplant Ventures. acquired the coconut water from Coca-Cola, returning Rampolla to the brand he created. Yesterday, just-drinks spoke to him about his journey back to Zico, what changes he has seen in the beverage industry while away and why Coca-Cola is not the best company to build emerging categories.

"The longer something goes on, the more permanent it becomes" - just-drinks speaks to William Grant senior category director Ian Baines about post-COVID trends 15 Jan 21

Andy MortonWilliam Grant launched the 0.5%-abv Atopia in 2019

Earlier this week, William Grant & Sons launched its latest annual report on global alcohol trends. Today, just-drinks spoke to the company's senior category manager, Ian Baines, to dig deeper into what the post-coronavirus world will look like.

"There are things Monkey 47 can do and there are things Monkey 47 cannot do" - just-drinks speaks to Alexander Stein, founder of Monkey 47 gin 8 Jan 21

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, just-drinks caught up with Alexander Stein, the founder of German gin brand Monkey 47. Since selling the brand to Pernod Ricard almost a year ago, Stein has been concentrating on a new spirits brand, which is set to launch later this year.

Latest Industry Insights

How teenagers in the US view alcohol and cannabis

Rhodri Morgan | 4 Jan 21 Cannabis and alcohol consumption levels amongst US tenth-graders reached parity for the first time in 2019

If only briefly, alcohol and cannabis met for the first time in 27 years in 2019, with consumption trends among one grouping of US teenagers...

Your Christmas will be calmer than Marie Brizard's

Olly Wehring | 23 Dec 20 Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has a deadline of 15 March to secure the refinancing it needs

There's something macabre about considering the future prospects of a drinks company on 23 December. The news from Marie Brizard Wine & Spir...

COVID-19 has been a friend to alcohol-free beer

GlobalData | 23 Dec 20 Brooklyn Brewery has recently added to its 0%-abv presence in the US

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of non-alcoholic beers from craft brewers, targeting at-home consumption occasions that saw...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks' Previews for 2021

just-drinks' Previews for 2021

just-drinks looks ahead to the next 12 months. What does 2021 have in store for you?

just-drinks' Reviews of 2020

just-drinks' Reviews of 2020

just-drinks looks back at the last 12 months. How has 2020 treated you?

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-September, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Brown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

In early-June, Brown-Forman posted a flat set of sales numbers for the 12 months to the end of April 2020.just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Drinks Market Research

Opportunities in the Americas Spirits Sector

Opportunities in the Americas Spirits Sector

The global spirits sector was valued at US$823,604.3 million in 2019. Over the forecast period, the global spirits sector is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.7% to reach US$894,041.4 by 2024. Americas was the second largest market in the global spirits sector with value sales of US$162,413.2 million, accounting for a value share of 19.7% in 2019. Americas is set to grow at a value and volume CAGR of 2.5% and 3.8%, respectively, during 2019-2024. Based on the relative performance of countries on multiple metrics, the US, Canada, Panama, and Colombia were shortlisted as high-potential countries, primarily due to the large spirits sector size, projected high-value growth rates, and projected rising per capita value growth levels... Read more

Published: November 2020 - ($2100.00)

India Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2026

Published: November 2020 - ($875.00)

Russia Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2024

Published: November 2020 - ($875.00)

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