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Why imported beer matters less now than ever - comment 25 Feb 2021

Think imported: Think expensive. For years, the brewing industry has tapped into consumers' preparedness to pay more for a brew made in romantic-sounding locations overseas. Times are changing, as category commentator Stephen Beaumont notes, and brewers are now more comfortable bringing production of their imported brands in-market. Will consumers let them? Well, yes; So long as they're straight with them.


Why Diageo is winning the slow-and-steady Tequila race - comment 23 Feb 2021

Even for a spirits category that doesn't like to hurry, Diageo's success in Tequila has taken a while. Finally, the dividends of this slow and steady approach are being realised. Category commentator Richard Woodard has advice for those who have been quick to judge.


Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2020 - results preview 23 Feb 2021

On Thursday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its full-year results for 2020. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped A-B InBev's performance in the three months to the end of December.


Spirits brand owners look for associated environmental benefits - Sustainability Spotlight 22 Feb 2021

Recent developments at the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) point to how trade associations can support the environmental aspirations of member companies. By the same token, Ben Cooper writes, companies risk reputational damage if the lobbying activities of their trade associations are inconsistent with their own sustainability commitments.


Moet Hennessy Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data 17 Feb 2021

In late-January, Moët Hennessy reported a 14% slide in full-year sales from 2020. Here, just-drinks picks through the wine & spirits group's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global wine and spirits categories, more broadly.

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The Equiano Rum Co's Equiano Light white rum - Product Launch 23 Feb 2021

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Anheuser-Busch InBev takes on US$10bn sustainability-linked loan 18 Feb 2021

Anheuser-Busch InBev has secured a US$10.1bn loan that offers improved repayment terms if the brewer hits its own sustainability targets.