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Interview - Loch Lomond GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 2016

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.


Has Millennial-mania drowned out elder consumers? 6 Dec 2016

Over-60s are not only healthier, wealthier and living longer and more active lives than their predecessors, they are also more politically engaged. Ben Cooper examines why looking afresh at the seniors market chimes with recent momentous political events.


Diageo NA head on Trump, Millennials, Bourbon 6 Dec 2016

Late last week, Diageo's North America president, Deirdre Mahlan, hosted a conference call with analysts. Having spent just over a year in the role, Mahlan offered some insight into the company's largest and most profitable region. Here, just-drinks picks out some key points from the call.


Trump, local spirits and the IR role - The Analyst 2 Dec 2016

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.


Interview - Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Latest News

Diageo wins credit-rating showdown against Pernod 6 Dec 2016

Ratings firm Moody's has handed Diageo victory in a credit run-off against spirits rival Pernod Ricard.


Laurent Perrier sees H1 figures slide 6 Dec 2016

Laurent-Perrier has reported single-digit falls in both sales and profits for the first six months of its current fiscal year.


Molson Coors names UK & Ireland managing director 6 Dec 2016

Molson Coors has appointed Phil Whitehead to the role of managing director for UK & Ireland.


just-drinks Confidence Survey 2017 - We Need You 2 Dec 2016

As we turn the corner into December, thoughts are, no doubt, turning to what next year has in store.


This week in beer & cider 2 Dec 2016

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


This week in soft drinks & bottled water 2 Dec 2016

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


This week in spirits & wine 2 Dec 2016

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


Pernod Ricard offloads Domecq brandies, wines 2 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell its Domecq brandies and wines to Bodega Las Copas, a joint-venture between Grupo Emperador Spain and Gonzalez Byass. 


Non-EU exports on increase for Europe's brewers 2 Dec 2016

Beer exports to non-EU countries are becoming increasingly important to Europe's brewers, a new study has found.


Gigglewater Wines' Gigglewater range - NPD 2 Dec 2016

Gigglewater Wines has launched a "lifestyle-led" sparkling wine range designed to appeal to Millennials and female consumers. 

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.