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Exclusive - Head of global business development Ravi Rajagopal to quit Diageo

Diageo has confirmed that its head of global business development, Ravi Rajagopal, is set to leave the company, just-drinks can exclusively...

Coca-Cola Co posts in-line Q2 but "more work to do" says CEO Muhtar Kent

The Coca-Cola Co has reported a slight dip in half-year sales, with CEO Muhtar Kent acknowledging there is "more work to" in the coming mont...

SpiritsEurope bolsters online alcohol calorie information

European drinks trade body SpiritsEurope has revamped its website to include more alcohol calorie information....

No sugary drinks for children, says UK health body

A major UK government health agency has called on parents to remove all sugar-sweetened soft drinks from their children's diets....

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just a While Ago - On 29 July in... 29 Jul 2015

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Tesco pulls small carton-size Ribena, Rubicon, Capri Sun 29 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

The UK soft drinks arm of Suntory has responded to the withdrawal of the ready-to-drink format of its Ribena brand in cartons from UK supermarket chain Tesco by releasing a no-added-sugar variant in the pack size.

Sales, profits for Moet Hennessy pick up in H1 29 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

Moet Hennessy has hailed "strong momentum" in the US and "recovery" in Europe for turning its sales around in its second quarter.

Product Launch - Accolade Wines' Hardys Premium Selection, Mud House Hillside No 5 29 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Accolade Wines has set up the launch of a range extension for its Hardys wine brand and a new iteration from New Zealand's Mud House in the Travel Retail channel.

Champagne Jacquart appoints UK business development manager 29 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Champagne Jacquart has appointed Diane Gonzalez to the role of business development manager in the UK.

just a While Ago - On 28 July in... 28 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

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Diageo, Heineken end South Africa, Namibia partnership 28 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

Diageo has reiterated its commitment to the beer category, despite pulling out of its South African and Namibian brewing joint-venture with Heineken and Namibian Breweries Ltd, three years ahead of schedule.

Indonesia ups alcohol import tariffs to boost domestic production 28 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

The Indonesian Government has raised the import duty for alcohol, with spirits now facing a 150% tariff.

Bordeaux vineyards dodge forest fires 28 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

The trade body for Bordeaux wines (CIVB) has said the recent forest fires in the Bordeaux region have not reached any of the region's vineyards.

Kollaras joins forces with Australian Liquor Marketers 28 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Kollaras Trading Co (KTC) and Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM) have formed a partnership which will see KTC's alcoholic drinks brands enter ALM's distribution network in Australia.

Pernod Ricard launches Eclat pomegranate whisky drink in Korea 28 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has launched a pomegranate-flavoured whisky drink under the Imperial label, in Korea.

US craft beer production rises in H1 - figures 28 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Craft beer production in the US rose by 16% in the first half of 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, according to trade group the Brewers Association.

just a While Ago - On 27 July in... 27 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

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Volumes come in flat, but Coca-Cola FEMSA sees H1 sales, profits rise 27 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen its half-year and second-quarter volumes flatline, as the decision to move its Venezuelan unit to a new government-regulated currency exchange rate continues to skew its numbers.

Product Launch - Takara Shuzo's Tomatin Contrast, Cù Bòcan The Bourbon Edition 27 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Contrast is a two pack which offers a comparison between Bourbon- and Sherry-matured whiskies from Tomatin Distillery.

Bladnoch Distillery to reopen after private purchase 27 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

Scotland's Bladnoch Distillery is set to return to production six years after it closed, having been purchased by Australian businessman David Prior.

Isle of Arran Distillers hits new highs in 2014 results 27 Jul 2015

Olly Wehring

Isle of Arran Distillers has reported a second consecutive near-50% leap in annual net profits.

Marston's eyes off-trade with warehouse expansion 27 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Marston's is to increase its warehouse capacity by 45% to keep pace with recent growth for the UK brewer in the country's off-trade.

Nichols sees H1 net profits rise, acquires Feel Good 27 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Vimto owner Nichols has posted a healthy lift in half-year profits on flat sales, while announcing its purchase of the Feel Good soft drinks brand.

Vintage Wine Estates buys Cohn Winery 27 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

Vintage Wine Estates has confirmed the purchase of Sonoma's BR Cohn Winery, for an undisclosed sum.

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