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Beam SuntoryThe just-drinks Interview - Beam Suntory's EMEA president, Albert Baladi - Part II 4 Mar 15

James Wilmore

In the second part of just-drinks' interview with Beam Suntory's Europe, Middle East & Africa head, Albert Baladi talks about the company's gin presence, the Africa opportunity and the Travel Retail landscape.

Brown-Forman released its YTD results todayjust On Call - Brown-Forman CFO sees the positives in Russia 4 Mar 15

Andy Morton

The CFO of Brown-Forman has offered hope to Russia's alcohol market, claiming that the company is "doing pretty well" in the challenging country.

Tennessee Honey increased its global salesFocus - Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand 4 Mar 15

Andy Morton

Today, Brown-Forman posted its YTD and Q3 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the nine months to the end of January.

Focus - The Battle Against the Counterfeiters 4 Mar 15

Stuart Whitwell at Intangible Business

News emerged inthe UK late last month that 2,500 litres of fake wine and spirits were seized by police in the country as part of the worldwide Operation OPSON, run by Interpol. The counterfeit drinks industry is very much alive and kicking, even in developed markets like the UK, and drinks companies need to be more vigilant if they wish to protect their brands.

Many soft drinks companies have launched their new ideas in AustraliaComment - Soft Drinks & Water - Is Australia the Real Home of Innovation? 3 Mar 15

Ray Rowlands

Having recently returned from Australia, Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd, takes a look at some of the recent soft drinks developments he encountered Down Under and draws the conclusion that, rather than being an isolated backwater, Australia is actually at the cutting edge of innovation.

Beckham is entertaining guests inside the Wellington ArchComment - Beckham, Diageo and the Allure of the Luxury Pop-Up 3 Mar 15

Andy Morton

On Sunday night, ex-footballer and modern-day whisky impresario David Beckham held a party in central London.

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