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The soft drinks & bottled water categories felt the heat from their use of plastic in 2018The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS 18 Dec 18

Ben Cooper

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.


Among the challenges and opportunities lined up for next year, the soft drinks category must get to grips with its questionable environmental performance in the eyes of consumersThe soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks predicts 17 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

In just-drinks' soft drinks & bottled water review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But what is in store for 2019? We take a look into our crystal ball to predict the biggest news and trends for the year ahead.


3D-printed food is one of the trends that came to the fore this yearFREE TO READ - The trends that came to the fore this year - just-drinks' review of 2018 17 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks takes a look at the top trends that bubbled up in 2018 and are set to shape 2019.


The biggest interviews on just-drinks in 2018FREE TO READ - The biggest interviews of the year - just-drinks' review of 2018 17 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

With the end of the year looming, we take a look back at 2018. Here are the ten biggest interviews to appear on just-drinks in the last 12 months. 


Brown-Forman has a strong presence in the more exciting spirits segments, according to Cowen & CoWhy Brown-Forman will be one of spirits' winners in years ahead - Analysis 14 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Much has been written this year - not least by just-drinks - about the global trade war between the US and pretty much everybody else. As tariff barriers have gone up, the spirits company widely-considered to be in line for a drubbing has been Brown-Forman.


Pernod Ricard has this week faced criticism from an activist investor Should Pernod Ricard dump wine and bunk up with Brown-Forman? - Analysis 14 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

It's been a tough week for Pernod Ricard. On Wednesday, activist investor Elliott Management, which has built up a 2.5% stake in the French drinks group, took aim at several aspects of the business. In turn, Pernod was moved to issue a 700-word statement, defending both its financial record and its family values.


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Diageo Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results dataDiageo Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

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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.


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.


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 - 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.


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.


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.


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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