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Just the Answer – Alan Butler 25 Sep 2006

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The European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD) has a key role to play in articulating the industry view on EU alcohol policy, particularly as it awaits publication of the Commission’s Communication on alcohol. In this month’s Just the Answer interview, Alan Butler, EU corporate relations director at Diageo and EFRD chairman, outlines the EFRD’s primary concerns regarding current and future EU policy.


Just the Answer – Andrew Reeves 23 Aug 2006

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Showing volume growth in an essentially flat market is an achievement but Australian brewing combine Lion Nathan sees the premiumisation of its product mix as the key to growth. Andrew Reeves, managing director of Lion Nathan Australia, spoke with just-drinks about the premiumisation trend, the impact of a new competitor and Lion’s interest in the RTD sector.


Just the Answer – Marian Kopp 27 Jun 2006

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German wine group Racke International has teamed up with Chilean winery Aresti to launch Espiritu de Chile, replicating its successful partnership with South Africa’s KWV which spawned the Golden Kaan wine brand. Chris Brook-Carter discussed the joint ventures and the business model behind them with Racke’s international manager and CEO of Golden Kaan Ltd Marian Kopp.


Just the Answer – Wines of Chile 24 May 2006

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Chile has already come a long way as a wine exporter in a short time but clearly has the potential to develop further. Michael Cox and Ricardo Letelier, respectively UK director and general manager of Chile’s generic wine-marketing organisation Wines of Chile, discuss the country’s progress, and the challenges and opportunities it faces going forward.


Just the Answer - José Ramón Fernández 28 Apr 2006

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José Ramón Fernández took up his post as secretary-general of the Brussels-based Comité Européen des Enterprises Vins (CEEV) in March.


Just the Answer – Stephen White 21 Mar 2006

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This month saw Diageo’s biggest product launch in the UK for five years, with the introduction of Quinn’s, a 4% ABV drink made from 100% fruit. Stephen White, Diageo GB’s innovation marketing manager, gave just-drinks the low-down on the new offering.


Just the Answer - Dmitry Kistev 21 Feb 2006

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In this month's Just the Answer interview, Dmitry Kistev, exports director at Russian beer company Baltika, discusses the Russian beer brand's international growth and plans for the future, a week after the brewer, owned by Carlsberg/S&N joint venture Baltic Beverages Holding, reported record sales for 2005.


Just the Answer - Susan Neely 31 Jan 2006

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As soft drinks producers in Europe introduce tougher self-regulatory measures limiting the sale of CSDs in schools, this month’s Just the Answer interview is with Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Beverage Association (ABA) which represents US soft drinks producers in the fierce debate on the same subject stateside.


Just the Answer - Jeff Hopmayer 5 Dec 2005

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In this month’s Just the Answer interview, Jeff Hopmayer, chief executive of spirits group Blavod Extreme Spirits, producers of the world’s only black vodka, discusses the reasons behind Blavod’s growth, possible future acquisitions and the company’s recent tie-up with Japanese drinks group Suntory.


Just the Answer - Christian Delpeuch 1 Nov 2005

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In this month's Just the Answer, Christian Delpeuch, president of the CIVB (Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux), discusses how Bordeaux is tackling over-production and innovating to compete more effectively in today's wine market, notably with the development a completely new regional wine, Vin de Pays de L'Aquitaine.


Just the Answer - Jose Ramon Ortiz Monasterio 11 Oct 2005

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In this month’s Just the Answer interview, Jose Ramon Ortiz Monasterio, managing director and chairman of Eurocermex, the Grupo Modelo subsidiary which acts as exclusive distributor for Corona Extra in Europe, Middle East and Africa, talks about Corona and the premium imported beer market.


Just the Answer - John Revess 20 Sep 2005

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On-shelf impact, durability and environmental concerns are just some of the vital areas for drinks companies that make the choice of packaging supplier a key decision. In this month’s Just the Answer interview, John Revess, marketing director for Rexam’s European can division discusses the packaging company’s drinks industry business.


Just the Answer - Reed Paget 9 Aug 2005

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Last month saw the launch of Belu Spring Water in the UK off-trade. Not a remarkable event in itself perhaps but the launch of the brand in the UK’s first biodegradable plastic bottle, with 100% of net profits going towards clean water projects in the UK and around the world, has pricked the interest of many consumers. Belu’s co-founder, Reed Paget, discusses the brand and its unique proposition.


Just the Answer - Larry Watson 10 May 2005

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The rum market may be dominated by white rum - and by one brand in particular - but Larry Watson, managing director, distribution division, at Jamaican rum producer, J Wray & Nephew, believes there is strong growth potential for aged "golden" rums. In this month's Just the Answer interview, Watson talks about the company's Appleton brand and the future for the premium rum category.


Just the Answer - Marcus Grant 26 Apr 2005

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In this month's Just the Answer interview, Marcus Grant, president of the alcohol policy think-tank, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), discusses alcohol legislation, self-regulation, corporate social responsibility and ICAP's role in bringing together organisations from all sides of the alcohol policy debate.


Just the Answer - Max Shapira 1 Mar 2005

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Heaven Hill Distilleries is the largest independent distilled spirits producer in the US and is currently enjoying great success in the home market with its premium pre-mixed cocktail brand, Hpnotiq. Heaven Hill's president, Max Shapira, discusses Hpnotiq's progress as it begins to roll out internationally.


Just the Answer - Bengt Baron 1 Feb 2005

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Absolut is the world's third largest spirits brand and has consistently won plaudits for innovative marketing. Just-drinks quizzed Bengt Baron, president of V&S Absolut Spirits, about the brand's success, new product launches and V&S Group's plans for the future.


Just the Answer - Jeff Bland, E&J Gallo 11 Jan 2005

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As a privately-held company, Gallo has traditionally played its cards close to its chest. But the last few years has seen the giant thaw somewhat and, last month, Olly Wehring met with the company's international vice-president and general manager, Jeff Bland.


Just the Answer - Steven J. Garcia Perez 14 Dec 2004

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Independent UK drinks producer, Global Brands, the company behind the Vodka Kick (VK) ready-to-drink brand, has grown rapidly whilst competing with the giants of the sector, Diageo and Bacardi. In this month's Just the Answer, Global Brands' managing director, Steven J. Garcia Perez, discusses VK's success and his company's move into the shots market.


Just the Answer - John Higgins and Jennie Meador 1 Nov 2004

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Brown-Forman gained a majority stake in Finlandia in 2002 and, having put its hefty marketing muscle behind the vodka brand, now sells more than 1.7m cases of it a year worldwide. In our second Just the Answer interview, John Higgins, brand manager for the Americas, and Jennie Meador, brand director for the US, told us what to expect next.


Just the answer - Christopher Carson 19 Oct 2004

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This week sees the launch of a new regular item on the just-drinks feature pages - Just the answer. The interviews will feature major figures in the drinks industry answering key questions about their companies' activities and the business in general. We begin with Christopher Carson, CEO of Constellation Europe, European division of the fast-expanding US-based drinks group, Constellation Brands.

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