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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 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.


UK: Schoolchildren drinking levels fall to ten-year low - figures 24 July 2014

Alcohol consumption levels among 11-15 year-olds in England are at a decade-low, according to latest government figures.


PepsiCo announced its first-half results earlier today just On Call - PepsiCo to consider more re-franchising - CEO 23 July 2014

PepsiCo’s CEO has hinted the group is looking at re-franchising more of its operations globally after successful partnerships in Vietnam and Mexico.


The company has been reprimanded by the ASA for advertising around its Captain Morgan rum brand UK: Diageo's Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned 23 July 2014

Diageo has been warned not to imply alcohol can “overcome boredom” in its future advertising in the wake of a ban on a Facebook ad for its Captain Morgan rum brand.


CCE has declared its latest quarterly dividend US: Coca-Cola Enterprises details quarterly dividend 23 July 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises has declared its latest quarterly dividend.


US: Voters to decide on San Francisco soda tax - reports 23 July 2014

San Francisco’s residents are set to have their say on whether the city introduces a tax on sugary soda, according to reports.


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