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Five tips for UK alcohol co's in 2017 21 Dec 2016

As a turbulent 2016 draws to a close, a new study of the UK's 1,223 largest alcoholic drinks wholesalers and distributors highlights five things owners and directors must do in 2017.

Britvic FY 2015/16 results by region - Focus 30 Nov 2016

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the 52 weeks to 25 September.

Britvic's Q4 & FY results 2015/16 - Preview 29 Nov 2016

On Wednesday, Britvic will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance over the fiscal year to 28 September:

Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain 14 Sep 2016

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Stripping out every use of the words "if", "could", "might", probably" and "likely" would have made the whole event a darn sight shorter. The main topic of the day? Of course: Brexit.

A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus 20 Jul 2016

This month, William Grant & Sons launched its annual UK market report. Here, just-drinks looks at the report's findings on the UK's main spirits categories.

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Lanson ups pouring rights deal at The O2 23 Jan 2017

Champagne Lanson has extended further its on-premise partnership with London entertainment venue The O2.

Diageo closes spirits e-commerce portal in UK 20 Jan 2017

Diageo has confirmed the pending closure of Alexander & James, only four years after setting up the UK-focused e-commerce portal.

UK drinks industry responds to Brexit plans 19 Jan 2017

The UK drinks industry has broadly welcomed the speech this week by the country's Prime Minister regarding her intention to take the UK out of the European Union, although trade associations say they will push for the ability to trade "as freely as possible" with the rest of Europe.

Battle erupts over 'British Fizz' term 19 Jan 2017

A UK wine trade body has criticised an attempt to secure official protected geographical status for English sparkling wine under the name "British Fizz".

CCEP injects US$5.4m into Coke Zero Sugar push 16 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has launched a GBP4.5m (US$5.4m) advertising campaign for Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in the UK.

Arbikie Highland Estate's AK’S Gin - NPD 16 Jan 2017

Scottish distillery Arbikie Highland Estate has launched its second permanent gin brand, AK’S Gin.

Sogrape hands UK distribution to Liberty Wines 16 Jan 2017

Sogrape's UK unit has appointed Liberty Wines to handle its wine brands in the market. 

Ibiza Ice RTD returns to UK  13 Jan 2017

Ready-to-drink brand Ibiza Ice has returned to the UK, eight years after it first appeared in the market. 

AB InBev readies alcohol-free Franziskaner for UK 12 Jan 2017

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the roll-out of an alcohol-free version of German wheat beer brand Franziskaner.

Halewood rolls out seasonal Lambri bottles 12 Jan 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits is to launch three special edition bottles for its Lambrini brand in the UK market, as it looks to capitalise on seasonal events. 

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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?