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Comment - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

It's been three months since Suntory completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a...

CCA's FY Performance by Region, Sector

Today (18 February), Coca-Cola Amatil reported its full-year results, revealing an 83% drop in net profits as its packaged food unit, SPC Ar...

Pernod upbeat on Martell, cool on Whyte & Mackay

Pernod Ricard maintains that the reliance of its Martell Cognac brand on the Chinese market is not a concern, despite a marked fall in the b...

Will Diageo's White Rum Foray Prompt Bacardi Buys?

The launch of the latest addition to the white rum category will have some folk in Bermuda and Miami in a bit of a flap at the moment, I ima...

Latest Interviews

just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II 12 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.


Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman - Part II 18 Dec 2012

Ben Cooper

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with Paul Varga, the CEO of Brown-Forman discussed the company's portfolio and prospects in emerging markets. In this second - and final - part, Varga details the company's take on the mergers & acquisitions scene in the global spirits industry, and the roll of innovation as an alternative to M&A.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 10 October in... 10 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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just a While Ago - On 9 October in... 9 Oct 2014

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just a While Ago - On 7 October in... 7 Oct 2014

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Drinks firms to tighten up social media practices 1 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Thirteen leading drinks companies – including Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev – have launched a new set of social media guidelines aiming to stop content reaching children.


Morrison Bowmore boosts stocks as FY profits rise 14 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Morrison Bowmore has posted a jump in full-year sales and profits in a 2013 that saw the Scotch whisky unit of Suntory Holdings up its whisky stocks.

Latest blogs

Beam Inc defends "unconventional" bee campaign 28 Aug 2013

Andy Morton

In a blog last week I highlighted Beam Inc's new campaign to raise awareness for the fight to combat a global decline in honey bee numbers.


Beam Inc risks wrong end of stick with bee poke 19 Aug 2013

Andy Morton

Beam Inc has taken what could be described as an unusual approach to one of the most pressing environmental concerns of the day.

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