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Coca-Cola Co's German Bottling For Sale 19 Mar 2014

The Coca-Cola system was all over the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference in London this week. As well as The Coca-Cola Co itself, we also had presentations from Coca-Cola HBC, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Coca-Cola Icecek.


Analysis - Campari and the Aperol "headache" 14 Mar 2014

Campari's full-year results yesterday were a mixed bag. The US and Russia performed well for the wine, spirits and soft drinks maker while Western Europe was disappointing.


Coca-Cola Enterprises Bides Its Time Over Germany 16 Sep 2011

Coca-Cola Enterprises' (CCE) anticipated purchase of The Coca-Cola Co's German operations has become the subject of much speculation amongst industry observers over the last 18 months about both the opportunities from and the sticking points behind a potential deal.


just the Answer - German Wine Institute 18 Mar 2010

ProWein, the first major wine exhibition of 2010, opens next week in Dusseldorf. To celebrate the beginning of the trade fair season for the wine industry, just-drinks talked to Steffen Schindler, director of marketing at the German Wine Institute, about 2009, the potential of developing markets and fighting consumer prejudices.


Just the Answer – Marian Kopp 27 Jun 2006

German wine group Racke International has teamed up with Chilean winery Aresti to launch Espiritu de Chile, replicating its successful partnership with South Africa’s KWV which spawned the Golden Kaan wine brand. Chris Brook-Carter discussed the joint ventures and the business model behind them with Racke’s international manager and CEO of Golden Kaan Ltd Marian Kopp.

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Lauffener Weingaertner's organic wine range 19 Mar 2015

Lauffener Weingärtner has released three organic wines in Europe.


ProWein visitor numbers up 7% 18 Mar 2015

Messe Düsseldorf , the organisers of trade show ProWein, have reported a 7% lift in visitor numbers at this year's show.


Live Blog - ProWein 2015 - Day 2 16 Mar 2015

Day two here at ProWein. The weather has improved, with the sun making a welcome appearance. Judging by the scrum to get on the tram this morning, this is the key day for visitors.


Live Blog - ProWein 2015 - Day 1 15 Mar 2015

Updates from the wine and spirits trade show ProWein:


ProWein Preview - Part IV 12 Mar 2015

ProWein is just around the corner now. Get those red trousers pressed! Here's part four of our preview:


ProWein Preview - Part III 11 Mar 2015

The countdown to ProWein continues, which starts on Sunday. Here's part three of our preview:


ProWein Preview - Part II 10 Mar 2015

Yesterday, just-drinks bought you part one of our preview for wine and spirit trade show ProWein. Here's our latest focus on exhibitors at the three-day show:


ProWein Preview - Part I 9 Mar 2015

The wine world - and many spirits producers - will decamp to the German city of Düsseldorf this weekend for the ProWein trade exhibition. In the lead up, we're running a series of daily previews highlighting what a selection of companies and regional trade bodies will be up to at the three-day show.


Coca-Cola Co apologises over Fanta ad 5 Mar 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has been forced to apologise over an advert for its Fanta brand in Germany and has denied the brand has any links to Hitler or the Nazi Party.


Tough US hits Mast-Jagermeister volumes in 2014 25 Feb 2015

Mast-Jägermeister has reported a near-6% fall in annual sales volumes, with the US suffering a “significant decrease”.

Latest blogs

No small beer for world-record breaking German waiter 12 Sep 2014

How many beer mugs can one man carry?


World Cup heist is small beer 18 Jul 2014

Beer consumption in Germany - already pretty impressive - will undoubtedly have enjoyed a spike following celebrations over the nation's FIFA World Cup win.


Kommen sie bitte zum Oktoberfest 18 Sep 2013

It's almost here. This year's Oktoberfest kicks off this week in Munich, as ever. The beer festival runs until 6 October and if you've never been before, then trust me, you should.