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Jack DanielBrown-Forman Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data 9 Jul 20

Richard Woodard

In early-June, Brown-Forman posted a flat set of sales numbers for the 12 months to the end of April 2020. The top-line rise of 3% registered in the first nine months of fiscal-2020 was followed by a 10% dive in the final quarter of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.


Why is wine struggling to attract BAME communities into the industry?Why black lives in wine should matter more than ever before - comment 9 Jul 20

Chris Losh

More than any other drinks category, wine has long had an issue with diversity. For long-standing wine commentator Chris Losh, the Black Lives Matter movement has engendered a strong sense of deja-vu.


The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research was not impressed with a report that concluded drinking guidelines should be loweredShould worldwide alcohol consumption guidelines be reduced to one drink per day? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 240 8 Jul 20

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent study to have been reviewed by the International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research used very questionable data to suggest that drinking guidelines for all countries should be lowered to no more than one drink per day.


Amid soft drinks companiesWhy COVID-19 has restored plastic's popularity in soft drinks - comment 7 Jul 20

Lucy Britner

Before COVID-19 changed everything, 'plastic' was little more than a dirty word that was only getting dirtier. Now, however, the packaging material could provide a neat solution to consumer unease over cleanliness. Lucy Britner explains.


UK-based Calm Drinks unveiled Calm Water Immunity+CBD last monthCOVID-19 a double-edged sword for CBD product launches - analysis - FREE TO READ 6 Jul 20

GlobalData

Recent launches of products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are well-aligned with consumers' health & wellness trends that are developing in response to COVID-19. The potential growth of these products, however, will be hampered by consumers' distrust of the unfamiliar, according to GlobalData.


Remy CointreauRemy Cointreau Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data 3 Jul 20

Richard Woodard

In late-April, Rémy Cointreau reported an 11.2% decline in full-year sales for the 12 months to the end of March 2020. The figures were skewed somewhat by Remy's strategy of winding down its 'Partner Brands' operations. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance over the last five years.


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