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Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet joined Remy Cointreau as CEO just over three years agoCognac gains set to level off but Remy Cointreau still packs a punch - Analysis 19 Apr 18

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau dropped a solid set of full-year results yesterday - sales for the 12 months were up 7%. But management at the self-styled luxury alcohol company appear concerned that these gains – fuelled by continuing increases for Cognac as it revives in Asia – may not last the distance.


As the legalisation of cannabis sweeps across the US, enhanced water producers are getting very excitedHow cannabis has blown the doors off the enhanced water segment - NPD trends 19 Apr 18

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at GlobalData

Few ingredients in the natural and organic industry have generated as much buzz as CBD (cannabidiol). Naturally occurring in cannabis plants and renowned for its exhaustive list of health properties, this controversial chemical compound is starting to inspire a wave of innovation in enhanced waters.


Pernod Ricard Q3 & year-to-date fiscal-2018 sales performance - results data 19 Apr 18

Olly Wehring

In mid-April, Pernod Ricard reported its sales results for the third quarter and first nine months of its fiscal-2018. A 9% rise in sales from the three months to the end of March helped the top-line grow by 6% in the year to date. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's performance in fiscal-2018 so far, in greater detail.


Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking stories from around the worldResponsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2018 18 Apr 18

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.


Remy Cointreau fiscal-2018 - results data 18 Apr 18

Olly Wehring

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau reported its sales performance in the 12 months to the end of March. A healthy fourth quarter contributes to a 7.2% sales lift in the fiscal-year. Here, just-drinks looks at Remy's fiscal-2018 in greater detail.


Wine Australia is investing heavily in the Chinese market"Success in China is about being constantly visible" - just-drinks meets Stuart Barclay, GM of marketing at Wine Australia 17 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

At the start of this year, the trade organisation for the Australian wine industry set out major investment plans for China, as sales to the country surged by 63% by value in 2017. Then, in March, Wine Australia appointed David Lucas to the newly-created role of regional general manager for Greater China, further signalling its dedication to the market.  At this year's ProWein, just-drinks sat down with  Wine Australia's GM of marketing, Stuart Barclay, to find out more about why Wine Australia is so excited about China.


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In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

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Lucy BritnerLatest blog entry: Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon 14 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.


Comment - Spirits (Brown) - Last Orders with Neil Ridley Comment - Spirits (Brown) - Last Orders with Neil Ridley

Brown spirits aficionado Neil Ridley casts his eye over the latest goings-on in whisk(e)y, Cognac, dark rum et al.


The just-drinks Analyst The just-drinks Analyst

With over 25 years of experience as a beverages analyst, Ian Shackleton provides a monthly view of the drinks industry from an investor's perspective


The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Digest The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Digest

Every month, The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking presents a round-up of responsible consumption developments from around the world.


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, just-drinks takes a look at the 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.


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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.


New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry New Product Development in the Global Drinks Industry

Every month, Tom Vierhile from consumer intelligence provider GlobalData considers the latest NPD activity in the drinks industry.


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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