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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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Dan Jago previously worked as the wine director for Tesco supermarket before joining Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015"In other companies, the product is more important than the organisation. In Berry Brothers & Rudd, it's the other way around." - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO , Berry Bros & Rudd - Part II 24 February 2017

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.

Two years ago, Heineken was found guilty of anti-competitive practices in GreeceHeineken hit by further EUR100m compensation claim on top of EUR32m Greek fine 24 February 2017

Heineken has vowed to fight a EUR100m (US$105.6m) compensation claim by a Greek brewer that follows the imposition 14 months ago of a near-EUR32m fine related to alleged infringement practices in the country.

Bud Light has never been available in the UK before, but is the US's biggest-selling beer brandAnheuser-Busch InBev brings Bud Light to UK in biggest brand launch 24 February 2017

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the nation-wide launch of US beer brand Bud Light.

New products from Beam Suntory helped Coca-Cola Amatil's alcohol unit boost its sales in 2016Coca-Cola Amatil FY 2016 - results data 22 February 2017

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on an organic basis increasing by 6%. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola Amatil's figures for last year by region.

Coca-Cola Amatil will close one of its Australian facilities in 2019Coca-Cola Amatil posts 2016 sales growth, but readies Australia site closure - results 22 February 2017

Coca-Cola Amatil has reported a slight lift in full-year sales, although a one-off impairment charge pulled on the bottom line in 2016.

Headquartered in London, Berry Bros & Rudd was founded in 1698"It's been quite a cultural change for the business" - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO, Berry Bros & Rudd - Part I 21 February 2017

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.

Heineken 2012-2016 - results data 17 February 2017

Earlier this week, Heineken released its full-year results for 2016. The brewer saw its sales in the year rise by almost 5% in organic terms, although profits fell, against a 2015 boosted by a one-off income. Here, just-drinks considers Heineken's performance over the last five years.

This week in soft drinks & bottled waterThis week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring 2016 results from Dr Pepper Snapple, Coca-Cola HBC and PepsiCo 17 February 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

The week in spirits & wineThe week in spirits & wine featuring Treasury Wine Estates CEO talks to just-drinks, Angostura Holdings' new head and the key trends for 2017 17 February 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have a similar round-up for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.

This week in beer & ciderThis week in beer & cider, featuring 2016 results from Heineken and Molson Coors and Kirin's second Myanmar move 17 February 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

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