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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

Miller Brands launches wine-style Peroni bottle 24 October 2014

Miller Brands, the UK unit of SABMiller, has a launched a new 75cl bottle for its Peroni lager brand.

SABMiller has revealed changes to its senior management team SABMiller announces management reshuffle 24 October 2014

SABMiller has confirmed a fresh raft of management changes, with its corporate affairs director leaving the group and its CFO taking over investor relations duties.

TWE believes there is a major untapped opportunity in Travel Retail Treasury Wine Estates targets "underdeveloped" Travel Retail channel 24 October 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled a new strategy to boost its Global Travel Retail sales as it claims the channel for wine producers is “underdeveloped” and has a “lack of focus”.

A tax hike on full-sugar soft drinks in Mexico has hit Coca-Cola FEMSA this yearjust On Call - Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as Mexico soda tax bites 23 October 2014

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as predicted, according to its CFO.

Product Launch - Diageo's Guinness The 1759 23 October 2014

A 9% abv version of Guinness containing peated whisky malt is being launched in the US by Diageo as the first in a series of limited releases for the stout brand.

Bourbons are still performing healthily in the US on-trade Spirits volumes recover in US on-trade in Q3 23 October 2014

Spirits volumes in the US on-trade returned to growth in the third-quarter, while craft brands continued to grab share, according to new figures.

SABMiller is looking to improve local sourcing in its Africa operations SABMiller steps up Zambia investment with new US$32.6m malting plant 23 October 2014

Zambian Breweries, the SABMiller subsidiary, has started work on a new US$32.6m malting plant in Lusaka.

Coca-Cola FEMSA posts nine-month sales, profits increase 23 October 2014

Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a healthy lift in nine-month sales as the group continued to benefit from its acquisitions in Brazil and Mexico last year.

Tesco remains under investigation from the Financial Conduct Authority Tesco profits over-estimate totalled GBP263m, chairman steps down 23 October 2014

Tesco has revealed today that its total over-statement of profits was GBP263m (US$421m), more than its initial estimate, and that its chairman is to step down.

Heineken reported its year-to-date numbers today just on Call - Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO 22 October 2014

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to the Dutch brewer's CFO.

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