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Interview, Bulldog Gin CEO Anshuman Vohra, Pt II 21 Oct 2016

In the first part of just-drinks’ interview with Bulldog Gin Co’s founder & CEO, Anshuman Vohra, we looked at the birth and rise of the brand. In part two, Vohra considers the wider gin segment, Bulldog’s relationship with Gruppo Campari and his hopes for the future.

Why stevia can still win in soft drinks - Comment 21 Oct 2016

Consumer trends, along with government pressure and drinks companies' calorie pledges, mean the future for stevia is bright, regardless of its chequered past. Richard Corbett explains.

Analysts upbeat on Pernod Ricard's US success 21 Oct 2016

At the start of September, just after Pernod Ricard reported its full-year results, analysts described the group's progress as "slow but steady". This week's first-quarter sales update prompted similar sentiment, with praise coming in the form of "broad-based resilience" and "pretty solid results". The company reported a 1% rise in reported sales, with the Americas and Europe doing the lifting.

"Genderless" drinks will drive future trends 21 Oct 2016

Experts have said drinks and brands that do not centre around one gender will drive future trends, as modern consumers look to avoid stereotypes. 

Five ways small brands can beat big players 20 Oct 2016

The COO of Diageo's entrepreneur investment arm, Distill Ventures, has set out five advantages that small, start-up brands have over large drinks companies.

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This week in spirits & wine 21 Oct 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

This week in beer & cider 21 Oct 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water 21 Oct 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Walsh Whiskey's The Irishman 17 Year Old - NPD 21 Oct 2016

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has released a 17-year-old single cask, single malt Irish whiskey to mark its 17 years in business. 

China becomes Australia's top wine export market 20 Oct 2016

China has moved past the US to become Australia's top export destination for wine.

ForEx pulls on Q1 for Pernod Ricard - results 20 Oct 2016

Pernod Ricard has posted a slight lift in first-quarter sales, with healthy performances in the Americas and Europe partly offset by ForEx impacts.

Edrington’s The Macallan 40 Year Old - NPD 20 Oct 2016

Edrington is to release a 40-year-old expression of its The Macallan Highland single malt Scotch whisky.

Wemyss Malts’ Batch Strength blended Scotch - NPD 20 Oct 2016

Wemyss Malts has readied the roll-out of three limited edition, high-strength iterations from its blended Scotch whisky portfolio.

CCBA partner "in place by 2018" - Coca-Cola 19 Oct 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.

China security boost drives GTR woes - Remy 19 Oct 2016

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said stricter border controls helped drive down Travel Retail sales this year as the channel failed to match strong growth elsewhere for the company.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 2016

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.

"Buy a Mountain Dew and enjoy it" 30 Sep 2016

No, this is not PepsiCo's new ad slogan for its Mountain Dew brand.

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.