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The Bulk Wine Market - just-drinks special report 20 Jul 2017

Bulk wine accounts for around 80% of the global wine market, but its inner workings remain a mystery to many. In a two-part special report, just-drinks lifts the lid on the channel to discover what makes it tick and why it is more important than ever. In part one, news & insights editor Andy Morton goes inside one of France's top bulk suppliers and tracks bulk wine's journey from tasting room to bottling plants around the world.


Remy Cointreau first-quarter fiscal-2018 - data 20 Jul 2017

In mid-July, Remy Cointreau released a trading update for the first quarter of its fiscal-2018. Sales in the three months to the end of June increased by 8% year-on-year, with the group's Remy Martin posting a "remarkable" 18.7% jump in value sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by reporting division in the quarter.


Has history taught Remy Cointreau nothing? 20 Jul 2017

We've all marvelled at Remy Cointreau's turnaround since the days of what we termed its Bain de Sang just over three years ago. After the bottom fell out of the Cognac market in China in 2013, we watched with consternation as group CEO Frédéric Pflanz fell on his sword in early-2014, only to be followed less than three weeks later by Remy Martin head Patrick Piana.


Cocktail boom gives ginger ale new lease of life 20 Jul 2017

Every year since 2008, retail volumes of ginger ale have grown faster globally than CSDs overall. This trend is set to continue and, in the years between now and 2021, ginger ale will grow faster than every other sector of carbonates, with the exception of seltzers.


Responsible drinking issues around the world 20 Jul 2017

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

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The Coca-Cola Co's Q2 2017 results - Preview 24 Jul 2017

Ahead of the release on Wednesday of The Coca-Cola Co's second-quarter 2017 results, here's a look at the events that shaped the three months to the end of June for the company.


This week's soft drinks coverage on just-drinks 21 Jul 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


Selling luxury is expensive - Remy analysis 21 Jul 2017

Remy Cointreau's first quarter fiscal-2018 trading update yesterday marked an "excellent start to the year" for the French firm. 


This week's beer & cider coverage on just-drinks 21 Jul 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Bacardi's Martini Riserva Speciale Bitter - NPD 21 Jul 2017

Bacardi has release a bitters under its Martini Riserva Speciale vermouth brand. The product launched last night at Tales of the Cocktail in New orleans. It is said to be inspired by the original 1872 Martini bitter recipe.  


This week's spirits & wine coverage on just-drinks 21 Jul 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


PepsiCo names Ramon Laguarta president  20 Jul 2017

PepsiCo has appointed the CEO of its Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) business to the role of president, PepsiCo. 


Remy Cointreau hails "excellent" start to 2017-18 20 Jul 2017

Remy Cointreau has posted an 8% lift in its first-quarter sales, in what the group has described as an "excellent start to the year".


Nichols H1 sales climb on Ramadan shipment boost 20 Jul 2017

Later shipments for Ramadan helped boost H1 sales for UK soft drinks group Nichols but profits slipped slightly.


Brauerei C&A Veltins targets export growth 19 Jul 2017

German brewer C&A Veltins has reported a boost in exports for the first half of 2017, as it looks to further develop sales outside of its domestic market.

Latest blogs

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.