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Will Brexit make a winner out of Travel Retail? 29 Sep 2016

As the Travel Retail industry gathers for next week's TFWA World Exhibition amid the luxury yachts and pampered pooches of sunny Cannes, this most global of sales channels has much to ponder.


The Future of Cocktails - Consumer Trends 29 Sep 2016

The world will have 400m new luxury spirits consumers by 2020, according to a new report from Diageo.


Global water targets risk hiding local concerns 28 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. However, Ben Cooper writes, an even greater focus on specific areas of water stress from all drinks companies looks certain to be required to take industry engagement on water to the next level.


How the can has a part to play in beer's future 27 Sep 2016

In the beer category, the aluminium can was until recently considered the bastion of the big brand. Here in the UK, this continues to be the case: There are still stacks of them flanking supermarket entrances in all their 20x44cl pack glory.


Experienced hands hold firm at CCEP - Analysis 23 Sep 2016

It was a bruising first results announcement for management at the newly-formed Coca-Cola European Partners.

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EXCLUSIVE - CCEP relegates Coke Life to "niche" 30 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola European Partners is to change tack on its Coke Life distribution in Europe, downgrading the newest Coca-Cola trademark innovation to one that targets only to a "niche" group.


PepsiCo ups nine-month beverage volumes 29 Sep 2016

PepsiCo has increased year-to-date beverage volumes as its North American drinks unit boosted sales and profits.


Radico Khaitan rolls out Rampur to UK 29 Sep 2016

Radico Khaitan will release its Rampur Indian single malt whisky in the UK next month.


SABMiller shareholders approve deal 28 Sep 2016

SABMiller's shareholders have given Anheuser-Busch InBev the green light to complete its takeover of the UK-headquartered brewer, in what will be the third-largest acquisition in corporate history.


Anheuser-Busch InBev shareholders clear SAB deal 28 Sep 2016

Anhesuer-Busch InBev has said its shareholders have approved the acquisition of SABMiller, moving the deal a step closer to next month's scheduled completion. 


Stoli Group CEO Rob Cullins to step down 27 Sep 2016

SPI Group has announced that the CEO of its Stolichnaya vodka brand-owner, Stoli Group, will leave the company next month.


William Grant sees 2015 sales, profits lift 27 Sep 2016

William Grant & Sons has reported rising full-year sales and profits as it continues to move away from distributing third-party brands.


The Coca-Cola Co loses Greenberg as director 27 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola Co director Evan Greenberg has confirmed his intention to step down.


Camus appoints consumer outreach manager 26 Sep 2016

Camus has announced a change of communications manager, with the incumbent also set to become the Cognac company’s consumer outreach manager.


Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Port Cask Reserve - NPD 26 Sep 2016

Casa Cuervo is set to release the second expression in its Steamship Collection.

Latest blogs

Heineken brings commercial know-how to new recruitment drive 16 Sep 2016

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at just-drinks dusting off their resumes.


Bacardi's ice cube of information 6 Sep 2016

I was full of questions yesterday when reading our news story about Bacardi's Martini Smart Cube. An ice cube-shaped device that can provide real-time information about its consumer? How? What? Why? Here are some more details to help answer my - and maybe your questions.


Under the influencers - regulators crack down on sponsored social media 8 Aug 2016

Drinks companies that use celebrities and influencers to endorse products via social media could be in line for some rule changes.