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Older consumers have almost been forced to adapt to online shopping due to the coronavirus pandemic

How COVID has closed the digital gap - trends

When it comes to contemplating older consumers and their digital consumption, stereotypes about tech-phobic grannies who refuse to buy smart...

The Coca-Cola Co commenced the roll-out of Topo Chico hard seltzer in the US last month

What will Coca-Cola Co's priorities be? - analysis

Earlier this week, just-drinks analysed The Coca-Cola Co's performance trends over the last five years. In this excerpt from the report, we...

Constellation Brand's Corona Hard Seltzer is the subject of an ongoing legal dispute with Anheuser-Busch InBev

Constellation Brands in fiscal-2021 - preview

On Thursday, Constellation Brands will announce the results from its fiscal-2021. The numbers, to the end of February, bring to an end a 12-...

Have things gone all quiet on the Brexit front?

How is the wine industry coping with Brexit?

After over four years of wrangling, Brexit's tires hit the tarmac on 1 January. The end of the 11-month transition period after the UK left...

James Quincey has been busy since assuming the helm at The Coca-Cola Co in 2017

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - data

In mid-February, The Cola-Cola Co posted a 9% dip in sales from the 12 months of 2020. An improved performance in the final quarter failed t...

ThaiBev plans to list its Thai and Vietnamese operations later this year. What shape is Vietnam's beer market in?

The battle for beer dominance in Vietnam - data

Earlier this year, South Asian brewer ThaiBev confirmed plans to launch an IPO for its combined Thai and Vietnamese operations on the Singap...

Why premium mixers will be winners in the post-COVID environment - analysis 25 Mar 21

In a move designed to capitalise on the at-home cocktail trend, PepsiCo has unveiled Neon Zebra, a four-strong line of mixers, in the US.

Alcohol's sustainability and responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2021 23 Mar 21

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol-related health and policy research worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol sector's recent sustainability initiatives and socially-responsible actions to reduce harmful drinking.

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Drinks Industry News

Constellation upbeat on Modelo Especial, Pacifico

Olly Wehring | 12 Apr 21

The potential of a pair of Constellation Brands' Mexican beer brands in the US is still to be recognised with the group's CEO admitting to trying "not to be giddy".

Craft beer loses ground in US - figures

Andy Morton | 12 Apr 21 US craft beer volumes fell by 9% in 2020

Craft's volume share of the US beer market fell last year as the coronavirus appeared to weaken independents more than major brewers.

PepsiCo changes Pepsi recipe in India

Andy Morton | 9 Apr 21 PepsiCo's flagship cola is getting a makeover in India

PepsiCo has reformulated its flagship Pepsi CSD brand in India to be "even more refreshing".

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San Benedetto acquires shuttered Acqua Paradiso

South Africa sugar tax led to volumes drop - study

Amber Beverage Group takes Kah Tequila to China

St Lucifer Spirits takes Dirty Devil Vodka to US

US wine, spirits groups make latest trade war plea

Fishers Island Spiked Lemonade RTDs - NPD

Bladnoch Distillery's Vinaya Scotch - NPD

MGP's Luxco Vita Frute Blood Orange - NPD

Beverage Industry Interviews

"There are some companies' boards that don't view cybersecurity as necessary" - just-drinks speaks to Darktrace director for cyber intelligence & analysis Justin Fier 7 Apr 21

Rhodri MorganDarktrace is an artificial intelligence company that specialises in cyber defense. The company was established in 2013 and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco.

In recent years, cyberattacks have become a common, but no less worrisome, aspect of business in the 21st Century. Since November, The Campari Group, Kirin Holdings, Molson Coors Beverage Co and alcohol e-tailer Drizly all had their security systems compromised, resulting in issues ranging from theft of customer data to production shutdowns. With all companies using technology in their operations, protection from digital threats has become more important than ever before. To understand the scale of the task at hand - and some of the prevention methods companies need to implement, just-drinks spoke to Justin Fier, director for cyber intelligence & analysis at Darktrace, an artificial intelligence (AI) company headquartered in the UK that specialises in cyber defence.

"Rum is at a critical tipping point" - just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos 18 Mar 21

Andy Morton

just-drinks speaks to La Hechicera co-founder Miguel Riascos, who will continue as MD of the Colombian rum brand in the wake of Pernod Ricard's takeover.

"This is very much a craft brand within the portfolio" - just-drinks speaks to Moet Hennessy's founder & brand director for Eminente Reserva rum, Camille de Dominicis 24 Feb 21

Olly Wehring

Having announced the addition of a Cuban rum to its portfolio last year, Moet Hennessy has added more details to the roll-out of Eminente Reserva this month. Following the news, just-drinks caught up with brand director Camille de Dominicis to hear more about the group's venture into Pernod Ricard and - more recently - Diageo territory.

Latest Industry Insights

Heineken's hard seltzer venture - focus

Andy Morton | 22 Mar 21 Heineken's current hard seltzer focus is the European launch of Pure Pirana

Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink's announcement last month the brewer is to boost flagging growth with non-beers such as hard seltzer was big...

How to ride Twitter to social media success

Wine & Spirits Daily | 22 Mar 21 Consumers around the world have relied on social media more than ever over the last 12 months

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the movement of conversations to online platforms, raising the profile among consumers of digital a...

Cutting CO2 emissions good for post-COVID business

Nick Ferris at Energy Monitor | 22 Mar 21 Are brand owners wising up to consumers' rising concerns for the planet?

Companies the world over are becoming increasingly convinced that reducing carbon emissions can have a positive impact on market demand, rep...

Beverage Hot Issues

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

The Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

In mid-February, The Cola-Cola Co posted a 9% dip in sales from the 12 months of 2020. Here, just-drinks picks apart Coca-Cola's numbers and considers the trends set to shape the future for the company and the soft drinks category.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

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?

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

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India Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2026

Published: November 2020 - ($875.00)

Russia Wine - Market Assessment and Forecasts to 2024

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