The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks' subscribers this week

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. just the Facts - Budejovicky Budvar

This week, just-drinks is in Czech, visiting Budejovicky Budvar. Ahead of an interview with the brewer's general director, which will run next week, here are some facts about the firm, its home town, its facilities, and its brands.

9. Focus - Beam Inc's Q3 & YTD Performance by Region, Brand

Today (31 October), Beam Inc released its Q3 & YTD results. Here's a closer look at the company's performance in the nine months to the end of September by region and brand.

8. Round-Up - NPD: Soft Drink Flavour Enhancers Look Like a Free-For-All in 2014

This month, Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor looks at the small but booming soft drink sub-category of  'flavour enhancers'; the 21st Century's answer to the squashes and cordials of yore. 

7. just on Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev to hold firm in Russia

Anheuser-Busch InBev intends to remain in Russia despite its struggling beer market, but the brewer's CEO has admitted it will take “years” to return to pre-2008 growth in the country.

6. Editor's Viewpoint - Beer - Budejovicky Budvar: A Loud Voice for a Little Man

It's been an interesting few days for me, having been to Czech for the first time, to visit Budejovikcy Budvar.

5. Analysis - C&C Group's H1 hints at Ireland rebound

C&C Group's latest half-year results suggest that Ireland's beer and cider market is “starting to turn the corner”, an analyst has said.

4. Comment - Spirits - Irish Whiskey: Set to Cause a Rattle & Hum?

The recent spate of activity in the Irish whiskey category suggests that the sub-category is looking to make waves in the spirits world. Ian Buxton takes a closer look and considers whether all the fuss is justified.

3. Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - October 2013

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

2. just Five Years Ago: Diageo eyes stake in United Spirits

Five years ago this week talk of Diageo taking a stake in United Spirits first emerged. It set in train a series of events that this year saw the Smirnoff producer secure control of the Indian spirits firm. 

1. Editor's Viewpoint - Drinks - No More Talk of "Mega-Mergers", Please

It's always fun for us to be able write up the opinions of industry observers when they posit that the next wave of consolidation in one sector or another is set to break some time soon. I mean, we all love a bit of a mull, don't we?

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