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The just-drinks interview – CEDC 6 Nov 2007

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On the back of a raft of acquisitions, Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has grown to become a major force in both the Polish and Hungarian spirits markets. Bill Carey, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, spoke with Olly Wehring about CEDC’s rapid rise to prominence and its plans for further expansion the Central and Eastern European region.


The just-drinks interview - Cooley Distillery 11 Sep 2007

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While growth in Irish whiskey has been fostered by Pernod Ricard and latterly Diageo, the category’s progress has also allowed independent producer Cooley Distillery to expand. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Cooley’s founder and chairman, John Teeling, talks with Olly Wehring about living in the shadow of the world’s two largest spirits companies, and the options facing Cooley as it bids to progress to the next level in the world whisky market.


The just-drinks interview – Troy Christensen 14 Aug 2007

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Given how many times the position of chief executive of Constellation Europe has changed hands recently, and the problems the company has faced in the crucial UK market, the more cynical observers might wonder if Troy Christensen had been handed something of a poisoned chalice. But speaking to Olly Wehring for this month’s just-drinks interview, Constellation’s new European CEO appears ready for the challenge.


The just-drinks interview – Thys Loubser 10 Jul 2007

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Thys Loubser was previously a high flier in the chemical industry but when he was invited to become CEO of the South African wine group KWV he had no hesitation in taking the job. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Loubser about the opportunities and challenges facing KWV and the key changes he envisages for the company.


The just-drinks interview - Howard Lam, Coca-Cola China 14 Jun 2007

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Coca-Cola has applied creative thinking to the launch of its Minute Maid brand in China, reducing the juice content to make the brand more affordable but adding fruity pulp to give consumers with the distinctive ‘mouthfeel’ of fresh juice. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Dominique Patton spoke with Howard Lam, Coca-Cola’s group marketing director in China, about the Minute Maid success story.


The just-drinks interview – Brian Walsh 31 May 2007

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The C&C Group may have its cider brand Magners to thank for its recent success, but Brian Walsh, managing director of the Irish company’s spirits arm C&C International, believes the group’s spirits portfolio will play an important role in sustaining that growth. In this month’s just-drinks interview, he tells Olly Wehring why.


The just-drinks interview – Nils S. Andersen 17 Apr 2007

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Nils S. Andersen has overseen something of a turnaround at Carlsberg since taking over as president and CEO in 1999 but he is determined to keep his and the company’s feet on the ground. Dean Best met him at Carlsberg’s HQ near Copenhagen to discuss the brewer’s recent achievements and plans for the future.


The just-drinks interview - Antonio Amorim 29 Mar 2007

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Synthetic corks and screw-caps may have once been frowned upon by wine cognoscenti, but no longer, and the growing popularity of alternative closures has put the natural cork industry under pressure. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Antonio Amorim, president of the world’s largest natural cork producer Amorim & Irmaos, puts the case for cork.


The just-drinks interview – Andrew Morgan 20 Feb 2007

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Coinciding with the publication of Diageo’s first-half results, this month’s just-drinks interview is with Andrew Morgan, president of Diageo’s European operations. Morgan took the opportunity to explain to Dean Best why amid a very positive group performance, the European division has failed to shine.


The just-drinks interview – Jean-Marie Chadronnier 25 Jan 2007

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Despite being only a few days into 2007, attention is already turning towards the summer and the exhibition season. Earlier this month, the team that organises the biennial Bordeaux extravaganza Vinexpo came to London to discuss this year’s show. Olly Wehring met with Vinexpo president Jean-Marie Chadronnier to find out what attendees can look forward to.


The just-drinks interview – Alan Clark 15 Dec 2006

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As managing director of SABMiller’s European division. Alan Clark has a diverse group of markets in his charge, including Russia, Italy, the Canary Islands and Romania. In the second part of this month’s double-header just-drinks interview, Clark discusses the differing challenges and opportunities facing the brewer across the region with Olly Wehring.


The just-drinks interview - Alain Beyens 11 Dec 2006

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This month’s just-drinks interview is a double-header, featuring two prominent executives from major international brewing groups operating in Europe. First, Olly Wehring discusses the challenges facing InBev in Central and Eastern Europe with the brewer’s zone president Alain Beyens. Look out for part two on Friday when Olly talks with Alan Clark, managing director of SABMiller’s Europe division.


The just-drinks interview - AG Barr 6 Nov 2006

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In this month's just-drinks interview, Roger White, chief executive of the Scottish soft drinks producer AG Barr, spoke with Annette Farr about the company's iconic brand Irn-Bru, which has bucked the downward trend in the UK carbonates market, and the company's recent restructuring.


The just-drinks interview - Patrick Ricard 11 Oct 2006

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A major takeover, persistent speculation about further acquisitions and most recently a legal wrangle with a prominent competitor over the ownership of a key brand have made the past year or so fairly eventful for Patrick Ricard. So Pernod Ricard’s veteran CEO and chairman had plenty to talk about when Olly Wehring met him in Paris last month.


The just-drinks interview – Tampico Beverages 18 Sep 2006

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Under its dynamic CEO Scott Miller, fruit punch producer Tampico Beverages is building on a loyal and expanding consumer base with new product launches. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Miller discusses the company’s current expansion strategy and aspirations for international growth with Annette Farr.


The just-drinks interview – Britvic 30 Aug 2006

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Disappointing first-half results following its flotation last December have left Britvic with some questions to answer, not least from investors. But category director Andrew Marsden believes the UK soft drinks producer is well placed to capitalise on changing market trends. He discussed the company’s track record and future prospects with Dean Best.


The just-drinks interview – Cyril Camus 31 Jul 2006

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Much like the product he markets, Cyril Camus - though only 35 - represents a combination of youth and maturity. In this month’s just-drinks interview, the CEO of Camus Cognac talked to Olly Wehring about Cognac’s changing consumer base in China, the challenges of being a one-brand company and Camus’ relationship with the rapping fraternity.


The just-drinks interview: Cranswick set to expand and eyes overseas acquisitions. 4 Jul 2000

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Ian Mackley, chairman of Australia's seventh largest wine producer talks to Chris Brook-Carter about brands, acquisitions and competition.                        just-drinks: How do you see the state of Australian wine industry?

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