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Olly Wehring

Olly WehringBiography

After 11 years of doing he doesn't know what, Olly Wehring's “Eureka!” moment arrived in 2003, when he decided to retrain as a journalist.

Following several freelance stints at such hallowed publications as the Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Retail Week and The Daily Mirror, Olly boarded the good ship just-drinks in October 2003 as news editor.

Within only two years, he had moved up to the position of editor – a role he has assumed ever since.

Olly likes working for just-drinks, and likes drinks.

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Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region - Focus 11 February 2016

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard reported a 7% rise in sales in the six months to the end of December. Here's a look at the performance of the company's major spirits, wine and Champagne brands in the year-to-date, as well as a rundown of the top-line figures by region.

Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard is raising the company's focus on the US spirits marketPernod Ricard targets US through unit, executive shake-up 11 February 2016

Pernod Ricard has upped its focus on the US spirits market, through a "simplification" of its regional structure in the Americas, and has readied a raft of executive switches that sees several changes of divisional leader.

Pernod Ricard saw its half-year sales increase by 7%Half-year sales lift for Pernod Ricard, profit growth forecast for full-year 11 February 2016

Pernod Ricard has reported a high single-digit rise in sales in its first half, with the earlier Chinese New Year benefiting its second quarter.

Molson Coors has high hopes for its Coors Light brandMolson Coors upbeat on future after FY sales, profits fall 11 February 2016

Molson Coors has professed itself to be pleased with its performance in 2015, despite a 14% fall in sales in the year.

William Grant & Sons' Ailsa BayWilliam Grant & Sons' Ailsa Bay - Product Launch 11 February 2016

William Grant & Sons has lined up a new single malt Scotch whisky for the UK, produced at its Ailsa Bay distillery on the west coast of Scotland.

Asahi looks set to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni brandsAsahi Group lines up Grolsch, Meantime, Peroni purchase 10 February 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed receipt of an offer from Asahi Group to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brands.

Carlsberg saw its Asian footprint account for a larger part of its FY than Eastern Europe2015 an inflection point for Carlsberg as FY sales inch up 10 February 2016

Carlsberg has reported a slight lift in sales for 2015, a year in which the brewer hit an "inflection point" in its geographical performance.

Heineken saw its flat top-line in 2014 return to growth in 2015Full-year sales return to growth for Heineken 10 February 2016

Heineken has reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year.

Will Asahi be the next owner of Grolsch and Peroni?Asahi Group to buy Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller - reports 10 February 2016

Asahi Group is set to win the race to acquire Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, according to local reports.

Bernstein has published the fourth edition of its annual global beer guideThe global beer category - The facts 9 February 2016

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and brokerage firm, here's a look at the report's significant research conclusions.

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