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Scotch whisky exports slipped 11% in 2013 Comment - Spirits - Has Scotch Whisky Jumped the Shark? 30 Oct 14

Ian Buxton

It may be age, but spirits commentator Ian Buxton is feeling somewhat jaded at the moment. Efforts by some Scotch whisky producers to entice consumers to trade up have left Buxton asking: Is the category at its 'shark-jumping' peak?


SodaStream has flagged the "radical shift" towards water consumption in the US just on Call - SodaStream to focus on water flavours as US soda sags 30 Oct 14

James Wilmore

SodaStream International is to shift its focus away from soda towards the growing sparkling water market to counteract its struggles in the US, the group's head has revealed.


A-B InBev will report its latest results on Friday just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD 29 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Friday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's activities in the Q3 period:


C&C Group may yet make another move for Spirit, according to reports just On Call - C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection 29 Oct 14

James Wilmore

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.


NestléComment - Soft Drinks & Water - Flat Water in Western Europe a Worry for Nestlé 28 Oct 14

Richard Corbett

Bottled water appears to have been the biggest victim of the economic downturn, particularly in Western Europe. Richard Corbett takes a look at the prospects for one of the larger water players in the region, Nestlé.


Slipping Scotch whisky sales may have arrived at an acceptable time for DiageoEditor's Viewpoint - Scotch Whisky's Slipping Crown: Convenient Timing for Diageo 28 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Back in April, when the Scotch Whisky Association released 2013's export sales figures for the category, many observers expressed disappointment, but not necessarily surprise, at the numbers.


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Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.


just the Winners just the Winners

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


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Comment - Beer - Nelson Comment - Beer - Nelson's Column

The editor of Brewers' Guardian, Larry Nelson, provides his monthly take on the latest developments in the beer category.


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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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just the Answer just the Answer

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