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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy Britner is just-drinks' deputy editor. She has been a drinks journalist for ten years and she holds a diploma in wine and spirits. She has traveled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world and she enjoys sampling drinks as well as writing about them. Her work has appeared in several major drinks publications including Imbibe, Decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Harpers. She also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants and drink in London.

Articles by Lucy Britner

Conviviality has acquired several companies in the last yearConviviality to buy Bibendum PLB for GBP60m 3 May 2016

UK drinks company Conviviality has agreed to acquire wine firm Bibendum PLB as it continues to grow its presence in the market.

Kingsland's Mr Gladstone's Curious Emporium was launched at the London Wine Fair this weekiKingsland's Mr Gladstone's Curious Emporium wine RTD - Product Launch 3 May 2016

UK drinks supplier Kingsland has created a new wine-based ready-to-drink brand. Mr Gladstone's Curious Emporium comes in two flavours - Pear Drop and Rhubarb & Custard.

E&J Gallo launched trials of the can last yearE&J Gallo rolls out Barefoot Refresh Spritzers in cans 3 May 2016

E&J Gallo has announced the national launch of its Barefoot Refresh Spritzers in cans after trials last September. 

Leonardo DiCaprio is the latest board member at RunaLeonardo DiCaprio joins Runa drinks board 3 May 2016

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the advisory board of bottled iced tea and natural energy drinks producer Runa. 

Brown-Forman has purchased Scotch whisky company BenRiachBrown-Forman's march on premium whisk(e)y - Comment 28 April 2016

Yesterday's acquisition of single malt Scotch whisky producer The BenRiach Distillery Co is the latest signpost on Brown-Forman's path into premium spirits territory. 

Dr Pepper Snapple Group upped its stake in Bodyarmor earlier this monthDr Pepper Snapple Group adds two new allied brands 28 April 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has added a ready-to-drink coffee and a purified water to its portfolio of partner brands, as it looks to keep apace with consumer trends. 

Brand Dr Pepper saw a 4% lift in volumes in the first three months of 2016Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1 results by brand - Focus 28 April 2016

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increased. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand and market in the three months to the end of March.

Coca-Cola's Dasani Sparkling flavoursThe Coca-Cola Co's Dasani Sparkling flavours - Product Launch 28 April 2016

Coca-Cola Co has added two flavours to its Dasani Sparkling flavours range. Raspberry Lemonade and Tropical Pineapple join Lime, Berry, Black Cherry and Lemon. 

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out slimline cans in the USDr Pepper Snapple Group launches slim cans in US 28 April 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out slimline cans across its key CSD brands in the US. 

Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its Q1 results this weekDr Pepper Snapple Group toasts "good start" with Q1 sales, profits lift 28 April 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increased. 

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