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Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future 27 Feb 2017

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part II 24 Feb 2017

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.


Interview Berry Bros & Rudd CEO Dan Jago - Part I 21 Feb 2017

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.


Will the UK have self-pour pubs by 2019? - Comment 3 Feb 2017

This is the latest in on-trade technology. Created by UK firm Bottoms Up, the draught system can pour a pint in six seconds, without spilling a drop. It is aimed at large entertainment venues such as football stadiums, where its high speed can alleviate bottlenecks at half-time concession stands.


Moderation - a golden opportunity for beer 1 Feb 2017

'Dry January' may be over for another year, but the concept continues to divide opinion. While some will be feeling proud of their achievement, others will have succumbed to the odd cheeky pint. The rest will just be relieved to have their mates back in the pub.

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Molson Coors readies smaller Singha cans in UK 24 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has lined up a 33cl can format in the UK for Thai brand Singha Beer, as it looks to surf the wave of popularity for the size that has been created by the craft beer segment.


Post-Brexit Pound slump dents Adnams FY profits 23 Mar 2017

Sales and volumes increases in 2016 for UK brewer and spirits producer Adnams failed to lift profits in the year, as currency weakness hit the bottom line.


Molson Coors' Carling Cider Black Fruits - NPD 23 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has launched a new Carling Cider flavour, Black Fruits, as it targets growing demand for canned fruit cider.


Heineken sees Tesco pull SKUs in UK 22 Mar 2017

The UK arm of Heineken has confirmed to just-drinks that Tesco has pulled a swathe of its beer and cider SKUs from stores across the country.


PepsiCo’s Pepsi Max Ginger - NPD 22 Mar 2017

Britvic, PepsiCo’s soft drinks agent in the UK, has announced details of a flavoured variant of the US company’s Pepsi Max CSD brand.


Elephant Gin's Elephant Strength Gin - NPD 22 Mar 2017

UK producer Elephant Gin has launched a navy-strength version of its namesake gin brand called Elephant Strength Gin.


Whyte & Mackay secures Lions rugby tie-up 21 Mar 2017

Emperador has lined up a sponsorship deal for its Whyte & Mackay blended Scotch brand with the British & Irish Lions rugby team.


Molson Coors backs Friday Night Football UK push 21 Mar 2017

Molson Coors has defended its Carling sponsorship of Friday night English Premier League games, despite none having been played since the end of December.


Stock Spirits, Distell add UK to partnership 20 Mar 2017

Stock Spirits has farmed out the distribution of its portfolio in the UK to Distell, in an attempt to "ramp up their efforts" in the country.


E&J Gallo rolls out UK push for Barefoot 17 Mar 2017

E&J Gallo has lined up a marketing campaign for its Barefoot wine brand in the UK. 

Latest blogs

Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.


Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.


People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 2016

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?