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Pernod Ricard performance trends 2013-17 - results data 15 Jan 18

Richard Woodard

At the end of August, Pernod Ricard released results from its most recent fiscal year, the 12 months to the end of June. Sales in the period were up by almost 4% on the corresponding period a year earlier, breaking the EUR9bn barrier for the first time. Here, industry commentator Richard Woodard considers Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years and looks at what lessons the wider wine and spirits industries can learn from the group's recent history.


The last five years have been consolidatory rather than acquisitive for Pernod RicardWhat can the spirits and wine industries learn from Pernod Ricard? - Comment 15 Jan 18

Richard Woodard

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Pernod Ricard's performance over the last five years, spirits commentator Richard Woodard considers the takeaways for the wider spirits and wine industries.


Coca-ColaThe Coca-Cola Co's Diet Coke revamp offers new meaning in a modern age - Comment 12 Jan 18

Andy Morton

Diet Coke is having a revamp - and not a moment too soon. The old war-horse of the low-sugar CSD market is nigh on 36 years old and looking a bit dusty. Owner The Coca-Cola Co will be hoping the announcement in the US this week of a range of sparkly new flavours will give an artificial sweetener boost to a diet market that has crashed.


Category commentator Chris Losh looks at what 2018 has in store for the wine industryWhat's coming up in wine in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 11 Jan 18

Chris Losh

This month sees just-drinks let its category commentators loose on the year ahead. Here, Chris Losh tells us how he sees 2018 panning out for the global wine category.


Every month, just-drinks looks at the M&A activity across all categories of the global drinks industryFREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - December 2017 11 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December.


Category commentator Richard Corbett looks at what 2018 has in store for the soft drinks industryWhat's coming up in soft drinks in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment 9 Jan 18

Richard Corbett

Throughout January, just-drinks' regular category commentators will give us their take on how 2018 is shaping up for their specialist subject. First up, soft drinks expert Richard Corbett considers the year ahead.


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Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full StoryMinimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

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Olly WehringLatest blog entry: Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


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, Ben Cooper casts his eye over 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.


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 - 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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