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Analysis - Cider's Campaign Gains

As the US looks set to start imbibing cider like its friends across the pond, we look at the key messages from this year’s campaign crop....

C&C Group's FY Performance by Region

Earlier today, C&C Group reported a rise in full-year sales. But the company slipped into the red as impairment charges damaged the bottom l...


C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection

James Wilmore | 29 Oct 2014

The CEO of C&C Group has admitted the company is “puzzled” by the speed at which Spirit Pub Co rejected its takeover approach, but would not be drawn on whether this marks the end of the matter.


Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland

EurActiv | 16 Sep 2014

Although the Scottish Government's initiative to put a minimum unit pricing (MUP) on alcohol has been referred to the European Court of Justice, some members of Scotland's alcohol industry are backing the initiative to tackle alcohol harm in the country.


Will Celtic Cider Ban Strip Shirt From C&C Group?

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2014

It's only been a matter of weeks since the FIFA World Cup ended, but already it seems that the goals, the glories and the glut of tournament-themed advertising are fading in the memory.


Analysis - Imported ciders face tough task in US

James Wilmore | 22 Jul 2014

Cider appears to be continuing its breakthrough in the US, with domestic brands outperforming imports.

Latest Interviews

Interview - SABMiller's Europe MD Sue Clark

James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Sue Clark has spent the last two-and-a-half years heading up SABMiller's European business. It's been a tough introduction to the world of P&L, after ten years in a corporate affairs role. Here, just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore speaks to Clark on how she manages the region, her aim to attract more women to beer and her intriguing hobby.


The Wehring Interview - William Grant & Sons

Olly Wehring | 27 Jan 2011

Every month, managing editor Olly Wehring turns his spotlight into the eyes of a senior drinks executive. First up in 2011 is the CEO of William Grant & Sons, Stella David.

Latest News

C&C gives packaging boost to Woodchuck cider

Andy Morton | 1 Sep 2015

C&C Group has unveiled new packaging for its underperforming Woodchuck Hard Cider brand in the US.


C&C Group rolls out Oliver & Greg's redesign

Andy Morton | 26 Aug 2015

C&C Group's on-trade wine range Oliver & Greg's has overhauled its packaging, including a new slimline bottle.


Heineken silent on Comans Wholesale buy report

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports linking it to Irish drinks distributor Comans Wholesale.


C&C Brands reveals Blackthorn Gold cider

Andy Morton | 6 Aug 2015

C&C Brands has changed the name of its National Blackthorn cider brand to Blackthorn Gold.


C&C Group chairman backs CEO - report

Andy Morton | 6 Jul 2015

C&C Group's chairman has reportedly given his CEO a vote of confidence as the company contends with pressures in its core markets and shareholder concern over US cider assets.


C&C Group launches Woodchuck cider campaign

Lucy Britner | 24 Jun 2015

C&C Group's Vermont Hard Cider Company is to launch its first advertising campaign for Woodchuck Cider, in the US.


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Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 15 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


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just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


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Olly Wehring | 19 Mar 2015

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C&C Group faces legal fight with Hogs Back

James Wilmore | 20 Feb 2015

UK brewer Hogs Back has launched legal action against C&C Group's Magners GB unit over claims of trademark infringement.


C&C Group's Magners with Irish Whiskey

Andy Morton | 29 Jan 2015

C&C Group has launched a new “spider” (spirits and cider drink) that combines Magners cider with Irish whiskey.


just a While Ago - On 16 January in...

Olly Wehring | 16 Jan 2015

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C&C Gleeson to handle Corona in Ireland

James Wilmore | 16 Jan 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has handed exclusive distribution rights for its Corona Extra and Corona Light brands in the Republic of Ireland to C&C Group's Gleeson unit.


C&C Group warns of lower FY profits as Q3 volumes

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2015

C&C Group has warned its full-year operating profits will be lower than forecast after a fall in third-quarter volumes across its domestic and US units.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 1 December in...

Olly Wehring | 1 Dec 2014

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Magners Pear Light and Orchard Berries Light

Andy Morton | 5 Nov 2014

C&C Group has added two flavours to its Magners Light cider brand, seven years after it was first launched.

Latest blogs

Strongbow over ice? Heineken hits up the ghost of Magners past

James Wilmore | 3 Oct 2014

Is Heineken hoping to repeat the trick that shot Magners to fame with its new Strongbow campaign in the US?


Will Russia ban bear fruit for Polish cider?

James Wilmore | 22 Aug 2014

Poland is hardly noted for its cider consumption, but all this could be about to change.

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