Beverage Industry Insights

The long-running sale of brands from Constellation Brands to E&J Gallo was trimmed back last month

just-drinks' M&A database - December

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December, a month that saw Diageo move into on-tap cock...

Here's part two of just-drinks' review of the spirits industry in 2019

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...

Here's part one of just-drinks' review of the spirits industry in 2019

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...

Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking activities around the world

Corporate Social Responsibility activations - Dec

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

In a bold marketing move this year, Carlsberg's UK division admitted its namesake lager brand was inferior

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' review

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry...

Molson Coors announced a 'revitalisation plan' at the end of October

Molson Coors Europe, International - For sale?

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its nam...


The soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS 11 Dec 19

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the soft drinks category.


Finally, proof the UK gin boom is over - Analysis 10 Dec 19

It's a question often asked - is the UK gin boom over? According to one analyst, for the first time we can answer with a definitive 'yes'.

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Drinks Industry News

Accolade Wines readies Geyser Peak sale - report

Olly Wehring | 2 Jan 20

Accolade Wines is reportedly looking for a buyer for Geyser Peak, seven years after having acquired the Californian wine brand.


Coca-Cola Co makes latest CBD denial

Olly Wehring | 2 Jan 20

The Coca-Cola Co has been moved to distance itself from the cannabis beverage sector once again after a YouTube clip claimed a CBD variant from the company is imminent.


Molson Coors highlights 2.8% abv Miller64 in "Dry-

Lucy Britner | 2 Jan 20

Molson Coors has launched an activation in the US centred around its lower-abv beer, as it looks to tap into trends towards reduced alcohol intake in January.

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Diageo gets planning OK for Port Ellen distillery

Diageo CMO Syl Saller awarded CBE

Vita Coco in National Hangover Day push

Harvey Nichols’ Peated English whisky - NPD

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A-B InBev lists kombucha on same-day delivery menu

Nichols warns of Middle East soft drinks tax hit

Britvic joins backers for BP Infinia PET recycling

Beverage Industry Interviews

"Consumers are not stupid - they're the trendsetters" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland - Part II 13 Dec 19

Olly WehringConsumers are increasingly moving to closed messaging apps such as WhatsApp

Olly Wehring speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland. Here, in the second part of an exclusive two-part interview, Sutherland talks about breaking through to 'dark social', the power of imfluencers and the lack of a digital rule book for beverage.


"The shift we're seeing is towards more personal and private social networks" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland - Part I 10 Dec 19

Olly WehringDiageo is concentrating a lot of its marketing effort on the digital channels

Earlier this year, just-drinks published its latest issue of FUTURES, a series of reports that consider the longer-term future. The report, 'Over the Influence? The future of social media' is available to download free of charge here. For the report, editor Olly Wehring spoke to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland. Here, in an exclusive two-part interview, Sutherland tells us what he does, how he does it and why it's the shape of things to come.


"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 19

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.

Latest Industry Insights

The wine category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review

Ben Cooper | 5 Dec 19 just-drinks considers the forces that have shaped the wine category in 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry ov...


Constellation cuts losses on Ballast Point folly

Andy Morton | 4 Dec 19 Ballast Point could come to signify the US craft beer scene's high watermark

Ballast Point has fallen victim to the new broom of Constellation CEO Bill Newlands, who since his appointment in March has shown a determin...


US Champagne tariffs threaten critical blow

Andy Morton | 3 Dec 19 The Champenoise will be holding their breaths right now

These are trying times for Champagne exporters. Three months after dodging a tariff bullet through their exclusion from a list of retaliator...

Beverage Hot Issues

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

just-drinks' Top Tens of 2019

At the end of another lively year for the global drinks industry, we look back at the most-popular comment pieces, analyses, interviews and news stories on just-drinks in 2019.

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin

In October, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskin found time to meet with just-drinks to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CFO Hélène de Tissot

In early-September, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring sat down with Pernod Ricard's CFO, Hélène de Tissot, in London, following the company's presentation of its results for the 12 months to the end of June.

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

just-drinks interviews Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi

In late-June, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Albert Baladi, Beam Suntory's recently-promoted CEO, in London

Drinks Market Research

Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: United States of America

Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: United States of America

GlobalData’s United States of America Quarterly Beverage Tracker Q2-19 covering soft drinks, dairy drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks is an essential tool for keeping up-to-date with the latest industry performance and developments on a quarterly basis... Read more

Published: August 2019 - ($1495.00)


Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: China

Published: August 2019 - ($1495.00)


Quarterly Beverage Tracker Second Quarter 2019: United Kingdom

Published: August 2019 - ($995.00)


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