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When BRIC markets go horribly wrong 20 Jan 2017

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least. Today's confirmation that Kirin Holdings is looking to pull out of Brazil, however, shows the pitfalls of this strategy. Indeed, the fact that this is playing out in one of the fabled BRIC markets serves to bring the strategy into worrying relief.


Remy Cointreau's bellwether Q3 - analysis 20 Jan 2017

Remy Cointreau has started the year with a surprise - the company's Q3 Cognac sales, announced yesterday, surpassed even the most optimistic of expectations.


Remy Cointreau's YTD performance - Focus 20 Jan 2017

Yesterday, Remy Cointreau posted a strong jump in YTD sales driven by impressive Cognac Q3 performances in China and the US. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand and on a regional basis in the period.


What's coming up in spirits in 2017? - Comment 19 Jan 2017

Following on from Chris Losh's look at the year ahead for wine and Stephen Beaumont's consideration of the future for beer, Richard Woodard looks at how the white spirits segment is shaping up for 2017.


Responsible drinking review - Jan 2017 19 Jan 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 responsible role for alcohol in society.

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This week in beer & cider 20 Jan 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have a similar round-up for spirits & wine.


This week in spirits & wine 20 Jan 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have a similar round-up for beer & cider.


Home entertaining offers drinks opp's - Diageo 19 Jan 2017

Diageo has labelled 2017 the year of home-consumption in a new report that predicts a shake-up for socialising over the next 12 months.


Pernod Ricard gives Beefeater 24 packaging revamp 19 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has updated the bottle for its Beefeater 24 gin expression in an attempt to differentiate it from other Beefeater iterations.


Remy Cointreau's Q3 & YTD results - Preview 18 Jan 2017

On Thursday, Remy Cointreau will release its third quarter and year-to-date sales figures. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the spirits group's highlights during the three months to the end of December. 


Remy Cointreau sets up whisky division 18 Jan 2017

Remy Cointreau has set up a new business unit to group together its recently-bolstered whisky assets.


"Brexit is exciting development" - NZ Winegrowers 18 Jan 2017

The CEO of trade organisation New Zealand Winegrowers has said that Brexit is an exciting opportunity for the wine trade. 


Baby Boomers more likely to buy wine online 18 Jan 2017

Consumers born between 1946 and 1965 are more inclined to buy wine online than their younger peers, according to new research. 


Carlsberg Denmark names new head  17 Jan 2017

Carlsberg has announced a raft of personnel changes in Europe, including a new managing director for its domestic unit. 


Heineken readies Europe-wide launch of Bintang 17 Jan 2017

Heineken has lined up the pan-European import of its Bintang Indonesian lager beyond the brand's current presence in the Netherlands.

Latest blogs

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.


Situation Vacant - Must love whisk(e)y 8 Dec 2016

Do you like whisk(e)y? And, I mean, really like whisk(e)y? Are you at a loose end in the first half of 2017? If so, then I've found just the job for you.


SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 2016

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.