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IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But,...

Travel Retail needs a disruptor - Comment

In an interview with just-drinks this week, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard had some strong words for Travel Retail....

Diageo Africa president O'Keeffe on beer & spirits

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Lauren...

Is sustainability now as important as financials?

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Fever-Tree's founders 21 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.


Interview, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard - Part II 16 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Last month, just-drinks spoke at length with Alex Ricard, the CEO of Pernod Ricard. In the first part of our exclusive interview, Ricard considered the group's recent performances in India and China. He also discussed the use of price both to grow sales and to drive premiumisation. Here, in part two, he looks at some of the group's more important brands, the strategy behind acquiring craft spirits companies, and the changes he has introduced to Pernod since becoming CEO two years ago.

Latest News

AB InBev pledges 100% renewable electricity future 28 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

The world's largest brewer has committed to sourcing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.


Emperador FY sales up 11% ahead of US brandy entry 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Philippine-based spirits group Emperador has posted an 11% jump in full-year sales as it launches its brandies in the US.


Asahi draws on US$8bn loan to cover breweries buy 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Asahi Group Holdings is to take out a EUR7.4bn (US$8bn) loan to help fund its purchase of SABMiller's former central & eastern European beer assets.


Chinese beer Pearl River set for European launch 28 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

The European arm of United Breweries is readying a Europe-wide roll-out for Chinese beer brand Pearl River.


Brexit paperwork offers alcohol smuggling opp's 27 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

The UK’s exit from the European Union could create ideal conditions for alcohol smugglers in the years ahead, the country’s trade body for wine and spirits has warned.


SWA welcomes Scotland Food & Drink vision 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

The trade body for Scotch whisky has hailed a Scottish move to drive growth across the country's farming, fishing, food and drink sectors.

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