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Campari Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

In February, Campari Group released its full-year results for 2020. Like its brand owner peers, the company was down in sales terms last yea...

This week on Just Drinks - Here's what we think

Here's a round-up of Just Drinks' latest members-only content and a look at this week's headlines, along with our thoughts....

India - Still spirits promised land? - comment

With new hope that free trade negotiations between the UK/EU and India could progress, Amy Hopkins looks at the spirits categories - beyond...

The 'metaverse' opportunity for beverage brands

A question for you: Have you ever thought about selling virtual drinks to consumers? This might sound like a wild idea to some in the bevera...

Latest Interviews

"A CBD launch in Europe? Nothing is off the cards" - just-drinks speaks to Ocean Spray Europe MD Caroline Bethell 30 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Over the past two years, Ocean Spray has launched a raft of innovations in the US including CarryOn CBD and coffee "hybrid" Ocean Spray Brew. Now, the US cooperative's focus is on Europe as it releases Ocean Spray Sparkling Pink Cranberry in France and the UK, a new product that will not be available in its domestic market. Yesterday, just-drinks spoke to Ocean Spray Europe MD Caroline Bethell about her plans for the European market, whether a CBD Ocean Spray will launch on the continent and why consumers are getting used to less sweetness in their soft drinks.


"The longer something goes on, the more permanent it becomes" - just-drinks speaks to William Grant senior category director Ian Baines about post-COVID trends 15 Jan 2021

Andy Morton

Earlier this week, William Grant & Sons launched its latest annual report on global alcohol trends. Today, just-drinks spoke to the company's senior category manager, Ian Baines, to dig deeper into what the post-coronavirus world will look like.

Latest News

Gin Guild calls out mislabelled RTDs that "clutch coattails of gin" 14 May 2021

Andy Morton

The Gin Guild has hit out at "deliberately misleading" gin-style drinks in a campaign that has already forced one non-alcoholic RTD producer to change its branding.


Coca-Cola HBC posts Q1 rebound as CSDs and energy drinks shine - results data 12 May 2021

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola HBC has praised its carbonated and energy drinks portfolios for a return to quarterly volumes growth.


Danone in line for US$2bn boost from China Mengniu Dairy Co stake sale 12 May 2021

Andy Morton

Evian owner Danone has put its near-10% holding in China Mengniu Dairy Co up for sale.


Beam Suntory, Edrington to split UK and Spain partnerships 12 May 2021

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory and Edrington are set to wind up two of the remaining parts of their Maxxium joint venture, with the Spain and UK businesses transitioning to sole ownership.


Game of two halves for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners in debut quarterly figures - results data 11 May 2021

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners has started life with a mid-single-digit dip in first-quarter sales as Europe pulled on the growth reported on the other side of the world.


Templeton Rye updates packaging in global refresh 11 May 2021

Andy Morton

Iowa-based whiskey producer Templeton Rye has overhauled the bottles for its core brand and launched a new single barrel expression.



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