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Focus - CCA's H1 Performance by Region and Sector

Today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its first-half results for 2015, revealing a slight increase in profits and sales. Here, just-drinks...

Focus - TWE's H1 Performance by Region

Today, Treasury Wine Estates reported a sales and operating profits increase in the first six months of its fiscal year, hinting at a turnar...

Focus - CCA's FY Performance by Region and Sector

Earlier today, Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) reported its full-year results for 2014, revealing a 25% drop in underlying net profits. Here, just-dr...

No Home Comfort for TWE as Bids Collapse

It's an awkward moment in any relationship, bringing the object of your affections home for the first time....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.

Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.

Latest News

Asahi acquires Australia's Mountain Goat Brewery 28 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Asahi has bought Australian craft brewer Mountain Goat Brewery for an undisclosed fee.

Kirin's Lion unveils new Petaluma winery 22 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, has opened a new South Australia winery for its Petaluma brand as it targets premium wine sales in East Asia.

Australian cider seeks country-of-origin law 7 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Cider Australia has called on the government to enforce country-of-origin labelling or risk domestic cider makers going under.

TWE head paid AUD3.23m in year one 2 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Treasury Wine Estates' CEO, Michael Clarke, earned AUD3.23m (US$2.26m) for his first full year in the job, with future bonuses liable to add another million.

Brown-Forman overhauls Southern Comfort RTD packs 27 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has redesigned the boxes for its Southern Comfort RTDs in Australia and New Zealand as the ready-to-drink category in the country continues to suffer big declines.

Craft beer "underdeveloped" in Australia - CCA 24 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

The head of Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has praised her company's latest craft beer launch but warned the category in Australia remains “underdeveloped”.

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