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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

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan will commence operations next monthCoca-Cola East Japan and Coca-Cola West form Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan 24 March 2017

The two largest Coca-Cola bottlers in Japan will merge to form one company from 1 April. 

Fever-Tree's Spiced Orange Ginger Ale will launch in JulyFever-Tree's Spiced Orange Ginger Ale and Smoky Ginger Ale - Product Launch 24 March 2017

Fever-Tree has lined up two dark-spirits focused mixers. 

Thai beer Singha is handled by Molson Coors in the UK Molson Coors rolls out smaller Singha cans in UK 24 March 2017

Molson Coors has lined up a 33cl can format in the UK for Thai brand Singha Beer, as it looks to surf the wave of popularity for the size that has been created by the craft beer segment.

Diageo's Captain Morgan LocoNutDiageo's Captain Morgan LocoNut - Product Launch 24 March 2017

Diageo has added a coconut-flavoured shot variant to its Captain Morgan portfolio, as it looks to capitalise on the popularity of coconut.

James Quincey will become The Coca-Cola Co's CEO on 1 MayThe Coca-Cola Co announces senior executive shake-up 23 March 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up several leadership changes, as incoming CEO James Quincey prepares to take the reins.

Reformulated Coca-Cola Zero Sugar started rolling out last year"Coke Zero's the hero" for Coca-Cola European Partners in 2016 - Analysis  23 March 2017

Analysts have trumpeted Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as well as Coca-Cola European Partners' non-CSD offerings as the group's key growth drivers in 2016.

PepsiCo rolls out Tropicana Essentials to India 23 March 2017

PepsiCo has lined up the launch of its Tropicana Essentials range in India as the company looks to expand its "nutrition" portfolio in the country.

Baileys Almande Almondmilk is 13% abvDiageo rolls out vegan Baileys Almande Almondmilk in the US 23 March 2017

Diageo has lined up a vegan variant of its Baileys liqueur in the US, following a test launch last year.

Charles Rolls (left) and Tim Warrillow founded Fever-Tree in 2005"The way to drive dark spirits is to make them accessible. And accessible means mixed" - Interview, Fever-Tree founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow 21 March 2017

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.

Fever-Tree announced its results for 2016 earlier todayFever-Tree eyes bumper NPD, new pack formats for 2017 21 March 2017

The CEO of Fever-Tree has said the company has a full pipeline of new products in development, as it looks to continue to drive the growth of its premium mixers.

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