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A global water replenishment target may not consider local water issuesGlobal water targets risk hiding local concerns - Sustainability Spotlight 28 Sep 16

Ben Cooper

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. However, Ben Cooper writes, an even greater focus on specific areas of water stress from all drinks companies looks certain to be required to take industry engagement on water to the next level.


Moor Beer CoFrom crass to craft - The aluminium can's role in the future of beer - Comment 27 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

In the beer category, the aluminium can was until recently considered the bastion of the big brand. Here in the UK, this continues to be the case: There are still stacks of them flanking supermarket entrances in all their 20x44cl pack glory.


Experienced hands hold firm at Coca-Cola European Partners - Analysis 23 Sep 16

Andy Morton

It was a bruising first results announcement for management at the newly-formed Coca-Cola European Partners.


The sports drinks segment needs to re-engage with consumers in Western Europe, argues Richard CorbettWhy are sports drinks failing to ride the Olympic wave? - Comment 22 Sep 16

Richard Corbett

This month, soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett looks at the sports drinks category and considers its continued reliance on one market at a time when its global future should look considerably more upbeat.


Are brewers guilty of trying to appeal more to men than women?It isn't just men who like beer - Comment 20 Sep 16

Stephen Beaumont

Back in the 1990s, a demographic peculiarity began to make itself apparent at beer festivals in the US and Canada. Rather than attracting what most would have considered the predictable scores of male beer drinkers, these festivals, heavily populated by what we then called 'microbreweries', began to be increasingly patronised by females.


Is Pernod RicardWhat do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus 20 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The financial firm claims the report is more forward-looking than traditional channel data and attempts to "identify key trends before they appear in Nielsen data and sell-side forecasts". The survey also quizzed wholesalers on future category performance. Here's a run-down of the key findings:


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Pernod Ricard FY 2016 - Results Round-upPernod Ricard FY 2016 - Results Round-up

In early-September, Pernod Ricard released its results for the 12 months to the end of June 2016. Here's a round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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Lucy BritnerLatest blog entry: Did Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival flop? 27 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

Major wine players flocked to China ready for online giant Alibaba's 9.9 Global Wine and Spirits Festival, which took place on 9 September.


Comment - Beer - Beaumont Comment - Beer - Beaumont's Brews

Award-winning writer and author Stephen Beaumont gives us his monthly thoughts on what is keeping the global beer industry busy.


Consumer Trends Consumer Trends

Each month, Ben Cooper casts his eye over emerging trends that could be of use to drinks companies and their brands


just a Look Around just a Look Around

As just-drinks travels around the world, we get to see many distilleries, breweries, wineries and drinks facilities. Here's some guided tours for you.


Sustainability in Drinks Sustainability in Drinks

Every month, Ben Cooper casts his eye over sustainability efforts in the global drinks industry.


Editor Editor's Viewpoint

The just-drinks leader, written by the just-drinks leader.


Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critiques from the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research hosts forums that look at research conducted around the world on the relationship between alcohol consumption and health.


just the Winners just the Winners

just-drinks brings you the winners of the main awards in the global drinks industry.


Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry Round-Up - New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

Every month, Tom Vierhile from Canadean considers the latest NPD in drinks.


Comment - Beer - Nelson Comment - Beer - Nelson's Column

The editor of Brewers' Guardian, Larry Nelson, provides his monthly take on the latest developments in the beer category.


Comment - Spirits - Buxton: Banging the Dram Comment - Spirits - Buxton: Banging the Dram

Augmenting our spirits coverage, Ian Buxton will be casting his eye over the brown side of the sector on a monthly basis.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Corbett

Each month, Richard Corbett casts his eye over the soft drinks & water categories.


The Launch Pad - Product Launches The Launch Pad - Product Launches

Here's where we bring together all of the product launches covered on just-drinks.


Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say? Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - What Does Ray Say?

Ray Rowlands from market research firm DrinksInfo gives his monthly view on the latest issues affecting the soft drinks & water categories


just On Call just On Call

We report back from drinks companies' conference calls post-results announcement.


just the Preview just the Preview

What to look out for, ahead of company results.


The just-drinks Interview The just-drinks Interview

Every month, just-drinks gives a drinks executive a grilling.


just the Facts just the Facts

The key facts behind the latest news stories.


Research in Focus Research in Focus

A look at the latest research, available in the just-drinks store.


Focus Focus

A deeper consideration of the issues making the headlines on just-drinks.


just the Answer just the Answer

Once a month, we put a drinks executive on the spot with a bout of quick-fire questions.


Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause Comment - Wine - The Losh Cause

Chris Losh looks at the latest issues affecting the global wine industry.


Comment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard Comment - Spirits - A Word with Woodard

Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

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