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Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has enjoyed a decade running the groupRob Sands latest drinks CEO to stand down - What just-drinks thinks 18 Oct 18

Andy Morton

After more than a ten years at the helm, we at just-drinks can't really say we're surprised that Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has decided to hand over day to day running of the business to his president Bill Newlands. A decade of power is a trendy term for beverage CEOs lucky enough to choose the timing of their own departure. PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi was up to just a little bit more when she stepped down this year, while Diageo's Paul Walsh managed 12 years.


Greater access to data will unlock more targeted new product potential Tmall's NPD silver bullet - what just-drinks thinks 17 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it seems likely.


Don't let complacency kill Global Travel Retail - Comment - TFWA 2018 16 Oct 18

Andy Morton

Change happens slowly in the Global Travel Retail channel. At this month's Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, delegates were still discussing the same problems as two years ago - how to make money in a channel squeezed by the landlord/retailer/supplier model. The difference is, however, that two years ago, because of a backdrop of declining sales, there was a hardened sense in Cannes that "something needs to be done". This year, no such urgency exists. Global Travel Retail - right now - looks in pretty good shape.


Last weekConsumer demand for environmental efforts reaches fever pitch - Consumer Trends 16 Oct 18

Laura Foster

My initial thoughts for my latest Consumer Trends consideration for just-drinks were to write about how drinks companies can make alcohol more fun, thereby breaking down barriers with consumers. Last week's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, however, made me feel that such frivolity would be somewhat remiss.


The latest research critique from The ISFAR queries recent research linking alcohol consumption to mortalityWhy there's more to dying than just drinking - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 220 16 Oct 18

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

For reasons unclear, the authors of a recent study into alcohol consumption and mortality combined results from two, very different studies; one from the Veterans’ Health Administration, based on outpatient clinical medical records, and the other from a national survey in the US [The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)]. Unfortunately, the VA data did not adjust for tobacco use or other important lifestyle habits, and is not useful in judging the effects of alcohol consumption on mortality.


WeWhat a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks companies - Focus 15 Oct 18

Olly Wehring

As Brexit Day draws ever closer, the negotiations between the UK and the European Union have reached a critical point this week, with the European Council set to meet on Wednesday to discuss what happens next. In two separate statements, released today, two drinks trade associations have sounded the alarm bells about the consequences of the two sides failing to reach an agreement. Here, according to SpiritsEurope and the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, is what a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like.


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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.


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

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


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