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James Wilmore

James WilmoreBiography

just-drinks' deputy editor began his journalism journey in 2003, cutting his teeth on a local newspaper in his native Essex. From here, he joined leading UK pub trade title The Publican, where he spent six happy years breaking exclusives, as well as winning a Britvic Business Journalist of the Year award and interviewing David Cameron, Nick Clegg and... Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley (he owns a brewery).

After a year of freelancing covering the food and drink sector, James joined the good ship just-drinks in March 2012.

If he's not working or drinking, you'll usually spot him running. 

e: james.wilmore@just-drinks.com

Twitter: @jamescwilmore

Articles by James Wilmore

SABMiller is still struggling to fix its Australian beer business Analysis - SABMiller's Australian issues are no quick fix 25 July 2014

SABMiller is still having problems in Australia with beer.


Swinburn has been MolsonUS/CANADA: Molson Coors CEO to retire, Europe chief to step up 25 July 2014

Molson Coors has announced its CEO will retire at the end of this year to be replaced by the group's Europe chief.


UK on-trade beer sales saw their first quarterly gain for over two years UK: Beer sales bounce back in Q2, boosted by World Cup 25 July 2014

The FIFA World Cup, late Easter and a cut in beer duty helped UK beer sales in late spring and early summer bounce back.


AV is selling its Yaldara winery and brand AUS: Australian Vintage to sell Barossa's Yaldara winery, brand 25 July 2014

Australian Vintage is selling its Barossa Valley winery Yaldara to Chinese-owned 1847 Winery for AUD15.5m (US$14.6m).


US: PepsiCo director steps down over health issue 25 July 2014

A long-serving PepsiCo director has resigned from the firm's board due to “personal health reasons”.


SABMiller saw a strong performance in Africa offset a weaker showing in  North America Focus - SABMiller's Q1 Performance by Region 24 July 2014

Earlier today (24 July), SABMiller reported a 6% rise in first quarter sales. Here just-drinks takes a closer at the figures by region:


On-going, strong global growth in the bottled water sector is expected to continue GLOBAL: Bottled water market to be driven by Asia demand - study 24 July 2014

Flavoured variants and demand in Asia are expected to help the global bottled water market grow to be worth US$279.65bn by 2020, according to a new report.


The company saw a healthy rise in soft drinks volumes UK: SABMiller Q1 sales up, as Europe, Africa offset slow North America 24 July 2014

SABMiller has reported a 6% lift in first quarter sales, as a strong soft drinks performance offset slow growth for lager volumes.


US: Napa winery Quixote sold to China's Jinta Vineyards - reports 24 July 2014

California winery Quixote has been sold to Chinese firm Jinta Vineyards & Winery, according to local reports.


US: Seattle Cider Co signs Wirtz Beverage deal for Illinois 24 July 2014

Seattle Cider Co has agreed a deal with Wirtz Beverage to launch its portfolio of craft ciders in Illinois as it looks to capitalise on the category's growth.


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