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Carlsberg saw its sales lift slightly in 2015Carlsberg's full-year performance by region - Focus 10 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 1.3% increase in sales in 2015, with operating profits in the year falling by just over 8%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the brewers results by region.


Key trends for wine in 2016 - Focus 10 Feb 16

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

Here, Euromonitor considers what we can expect in the wine category in the year ahead.


Pernod Ricard will report its H1 results on ThursdayPernod Ricard 's first-half results - Preview 10 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

On Thursday, Pernod Ricard will report its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of December:


Heineken reported a rise in sales and profits for 2015Heineken's full-year performance by region - Focus 10 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Heineken reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region for FY2015:


The Coca-Cola Co has bought a stake in NigeriaCoca-Cola Co's Nigerian ambitions - Comment 9 Feb 16

Ray Rowlands

This month, Ray Rowlands sets his sights on the recently-announced Nigerian venture between The Coca-Cola Co and the Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group.


Bernstein has published the fourth edition of its annual global beer guideThe global beer category - The facts 9 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and brokerage firm, here's a look at the report's significant research conclusions.


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Andy MortonLatest blog entry: Make way craft, here come the indie brewers 2 Feb 2016

Andy Morton

Could it happen? According to this report, a section of the beer community wants to ditch the word craft. They prefer instead the term “Indie” for brewers they believe follow the enlightened path of the artisanal producer. In other words, they are sick of the big boys moving into what they consider their hallowed turf.


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Round-Up - The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking Digest Round-Up - The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking Digest

Once a month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.


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just-drinks brings you the winners of the main awards in the global drinks industry.


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Augmenting our spirits coverage, Ian Buxton will be casting his eye over the brown side of the sector on a monthly basis.


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Each month, Richard Corbett casts his eye over the soft drinks & water categories.


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Resident columnist and spirits know-it-all Richard Woodard provides his monthly take on the latest in the global white spirits industry.

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