The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. just On Call - Gruppo Campari hails Italy's signs of life

Political change in Italy has brought renewed consumer confidence to the country, according to Gruppo Campari's CEO.

9. Analysis - Constellation Brands' wine business is no small beer

The talk around Constellation Brands has been all about beer of late. The US firm's full capture of Grupo Modelo's US business last year, as well as one of the now Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned company's Mexican breweries, has seen suds dominate discourse around the group.

8. Analysis - Time for Campari to put away the chequebook

At first glance, Gruppo Campari's Q1 figures, released yesterday (13 May), make for grim reading. However, the short term may not be quite so depressing for the company, provided it focuses less on M&A and more on integrating its recent buys.

7. Editor's Viewpoint - Emperador's Move for Whyte & Mackay: Surprise Surprise

It looks like 2014 is shaping up to be the year of surprises in the spirits industry. First up, in January, we saw Beam Inc head in a direction that few of us foresaw. Then, today, Whyte & Mackay has been lined up to get a new – and equally unexpected – owner.

6. just On Call - Diageo Lat Am seeks spirits safety net for Scotch slip

Diageo's Latin America head is keen to dilute the company's dependence on Scotch whisky sales in the region to guard against potential slowdowns.

5. just On Call - SodaStream CEO defends free-pour model

SodaStream has hit back at suggestions that soft drinks firms refuse to partner with it because its soda machines do not allow for exact dosages.

4. Analysis - Heineken eyes 'flexibility' with Nigeria merger

We'd almost packed up for the week on Friday when Heineken announced plans to merge the two Nigerian breweries in which it has majority stakes.

3. The just-drinks Interview - Stock Spirits CEO Chris Heath - Part II

In the first part of our interview with Stock Spirits' CEO, Chris Heath looked back at the company's IPO last year, and what it now means for the company to be standing on its own two feet. Today, in part two, Heath considers the company's current performance, its distribution tie-ups with Beam Suntory and Diageo and the differences between private and public ownership.

2. Analysis - Monster Beverage on the move home and abroad

The fight for global dominance in the energy drinks market looks to be heating up as Monster Beverage Corp makes good on its pledge to expand internationally.

1. Comment - Spirits - The Great Bourbon Shortage

It looks like Sazerac Co's warning a year ago that the world is running out of Bourbon has finally peaked. Earlier this week, the company said it is still short and there's no end in sight. Ian Buxton runs the rule over the matter.

For further details on how to subscribe to just-drinks, click here.