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The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers...

FUTURES - Smart technology in food and drink

Smart technology has long been behind the scenes at food and beverage companies. As consumers become more tech-savvy, the rise of smart tech...

Could a Pernod offload revolutionise wine?

We're all used to the rumour mill churning out the well-worn trope, and this week was no exception: Pernod Ricard is mulling an offload of i...

How to ride the 'Gen Z' wave in the on-premise

Last month, I took a look at the growing interest among consumers for experiences.  A recent report in the UK from Red Brick Road and Opiniu...

Latest Interviews

"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.

"The need to open a bottle 'just to be seen' is going away" - just-drinks meets Piper-Heidsieck Champagne's global executive director, Benoit Collard 7 Jan 2019

Lucy Britner

Late last year, Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck released two expressions under its prestige cuvée brand, Rare. A bottle of Rare Le Secret High Jewellery, which costs around US$150,000, features a precious stone embedded "in the heart of interwoven bands of gold set with 510 diamonds". It was released in partnership with jeweller Mellerio. The second expression, Le Secret Goldsmith, is limited to 1,000 magnums and carries an RRP of around $1,650. Shortly after the launch, just-drinks sat down with Benoit Collard, global executive director for Piper-Heidsieck, to talk about prestige cuvée consumers and what the future holds for Piper-Heidsieck.  

Latest News

Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up former Altria CEO as next chairperson 20 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev will make several changes to its board of directors at the next AGM, including the appointment of a new chairperson.

Heineken signs five year deal with Air France-KLM 19 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Heineken's Global Travel Retail unit has extended a contract with Air France-KLM to serve its namesake beer brand on both the Air France and KLM airlines.

The Coca-Cola Co ramps up recycling in Africa with US$38m push 19 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced new collection and recycling plans for PET plastic across Southern and East Africa.

Diageo's Mortlach 47-Year-Old Scotch whisky - Product Launch 19 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Diageo has released the first Scotch whisky in a new line from its Mortlach distillery in Speyside.

Casella Family Wines to roll out 8.5% abv Yellow Tail - ProWein 2019 18 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Casella Family Wines is to launch a lower-abv range under its global powerhouse Yellow Tail brand.

PepsiCo lines up Paula Santilli as new Latin America CEO 18 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has named the next head of its Latin America division, after a number of changes earlier this month saw the previous incumbent take up a new position with the company.

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