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Having recently returned from Australia, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd, takes a look at some of the recent soft drinks developments he enco...
On Sunday night, ex-footballer and modern-day whisky impresario David Beckham held a party in central London....
In spirits, the craft segment is making hay, with consumers buying into the category's more artisanal, less global approach. But, where is t...
The announced departure of a company's CEO on the same day as the reporting of a near-20% fall in full-year profits usually looks pretty bla...
Even in this so-called age of austerity, the world does not want for Coke campaigns.
In spirits, the Holy Grail has long been for the brand to become the bar call. History shows, however, that achieving such a feat is not the end of the story and, as Richard Woodard suggests, brings into play a brand new challenge.
Earlier this month, AG Barr announced its purchase of the cocktail and syrups producer, Funkin. Richard Corbett looks at the deal and considers the likelihood of success from Barr's Funkin move.
While the New World has made hay at the volume end of the global market, many of the Southern Hemisphere's wine producers find themselves at a crossroads, with efforts to encourage trading-up battling against consumers' perceptions. Chris Losh takes a look at the quandary facing the likes of Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa.
It's to Mexico for Ray Rowlands this month. How have the soft drinks and bottled water categories fared, one year on from the introduction of a tax on full-sugar drinks in the country?
Does Anheuser-Busch see its anti-craft beer ad during last weekend's Super Bowl as a calculated risk?
That, in just the space of two days, Carlsberg has announced both a pay freeze and the closure of two Russian breweries, speaks volumes about the seriousness of the situation in its Eastern European stronghold.
The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian Buxton voices his concerns.
Predictably, the ever-vigilant UK charity Alcohol Concern has complained about the TV ad for Diageo's David Beckham-backed Scotch whisky, Haig Club.
Sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol companies is once again under intense scrutiny, across a number of countries, and pressure on policymakers to regulate against it is increasing. Ben Cooper delves deeper.
My time in Chile, courtesy of Concha y Toro, is fast drawing to an end. Having reported on both the country's wine industry broadly, and the company specifically for the better part of ten years, this visit has put quite a bit of meat on the bones of my knowledge of all things Chilean. Such as:
Dutch spirits firm Lucas Bols has endured an occasionally turbulent time in its 450-year history. Will an effort to list on the Euronext Amsterdam through an IPO bolster the company? Here, our spirits columnist Richard Woodard examines the group's history for answers.
If you thought global insecurity was at an all-time high last year, then the World Economic Forum (WEF) has some bad news.
The starting gun on the UK General Election campaign has been fired and, once again, alcohol looks set to be a political football.
Cuddly craft brewers aren't meant to behave like this.
Following Chris Losh's look at what he thinks will hit the wine industry in the first half of this year, our wine commentator returns with his forecasts for the latter six months of 2015.
The Coca-Cola Co last week finally put a number to the amount of jobs it will shed as part of a fresh round of cost-cutting designed to save US$3bn over the next four years.
Richard Corbett takes his annual look back at the winners and losers in soft drink NPD last year.
Earlier today, I enjoyed a healthy debate on Twitter with one of my peers here in the UK. The journalist, writing in UK on-trade publication Inapub, was having a dig at 'Dry January', the concept of not drinking alcohol for all of the first month of 2015.
Rob Sands, the CEO of Constellation Brands, was like the feline that had procured the proverbial dairy product yesterday after the group's third-quarter numbers.
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