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Pernod Ricard has created an Why white spirits should follow brown and play the 'brand home' card - Comment 26 Mar 19

Richard Woodard

While many brown spirits brand owners have made hay from creating 'homes' for their brands, the white spirits category may be missing a trick. Richard Woodard explains.


Does Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito fancy a company name-change?Budweiser Brewing Group - The end of Anheuser-Busch InBev? - just-drinks thinks 25 Mar 19

Olly Wehring

If today's news of a company name change in the UK is a precursor to a wider change in the global brewing category, then I for one cannot wait.


What should Carlsberg - and CEO Cees What will be Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead? – Analysis 21 Mar 19

Stephen Beaumont

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.


Cees Carlsberg Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data 21 Mar 19

Nigel Huddleston

In early-February, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2018. The brewer saw sales last year climb by 6.5% with volumes rising by just under 5%. Here, just-drinks considers Carlsberg's performance over the last five years to see what the wider beer category can learn from the Danish group.


Union des Vignerons has launched new ranges, including Cellier des Dauphins Reserve Cotes Du RhoneUnion des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône chases global consumer with flavour shift - Focus - ProWein 2019 20 Mar 19

Andy Morton

For an indication of how global wine consumer tastes have changed in the past few years, just look at the new portfolio from Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône.


Is provenance becoming a millstone for brands like Brown-FormanThe end for ZBB, the end of the wine & spirits combo and the end of provenance - The just-drinks Analyst 19 Mar 19

Ian Shackleton

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers whether the Brazilian approach to business has had its day, whether Pernod Ricard will finally follow its spirits peers out of the wine category,  and whether global trade wars will dent the concept of provenance.


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