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Focus - Britvic's Q1 Performance by Region 27 Jan 2015

Britvic announced flat sales in Q1 results today, as competition in the UK remained strong. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.

Industry Mans Barricades as Election Fever Hits UK 16 Jan 2015

The starting gun on the UK General Election campaign has been fired and, once again, alcohol looks set to be a political football.

Britvic CEO heralds 2015 as "year of innovation" 26 Nov 2014

Britvic's CEO has said that the company's Robinsons brand will be a “big focus” for next year as it ramps up innovations across a number of products.

just The Preview - SABMiller Q2 & H1 12 Nov 2014

Tomorrow, SABMiller will report its full second-quarter and half-year numbers. Here just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to end of September:

just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit 4 Nov 2014

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator is getting for its money:

Latest News

Sanitarium expands Up & Go breakfast drink to UK 28 Jan 2015

Australian food group Sanitarium is to launch its breakfast drink brand Up & Go in the UK.

Concha y Toro expands Trivento rugby tie-up 28 Jan 2015

Concha y Toro has extended its partnership for its Trivento Argentinian wine brand with the organisers of the Aviva Premiership rugby tournament in the UK.

ASA rejects Haig Club ad complaints 28 Jan 2015

The UK's advertising authority has rejected complaints over a TV spot for Diageo's David Beckham-based Scotch whisky, Haig Club.

AG Barr expects FY sales rise after Q4 growth 28 Jan 2015

AG Barr has said it expects to see full-year sales growth of around 2%, despite the volatile state of the UK soft drinks market.

Diageo speaks out over supplier contract changes 27 Jan 2015

Diageo has responded to UK media scrutiny over a move to change its payment terms for new contracts with suppliers.

Molson Coors offloads UK maltings unit 27 Jan 2015

Molson Coors has agreed to sell its UK maltings business, Shobnall, to French firm Malteries Soufflet.

Britvic stays firm on FY but Q1 sales flat 27 Jan 2015

Britvic has said it remains confident of boosting FY profits by as much as 9% despite posting flat Q1 sales.

Britvic to axe full-sugar Robinsons 26 Jan 2015

Britvic is to scrap its full-sugar Robinsons cordials and sell an expanded range of no-added sugar flavours as it attempts to revive the brand.

SABMiller makes new board appointment 26 Jan 2015

SABMiller has appointed a former South African government minister to sit on its board as a non-executive director.

Diageo inks UK distribution deals 26 Jan 2015

Diageo is aiming to grow five of its smaller brands in the UK after signing new distribution agreements with Marblehead and Catalyst Brands.

Latest blogs

Scotch is great, says Scotch Whisky Association 28 Jan 2015

To support the release of its latest report, entitled ‘The Economic Impact of Scotch Whisky Production in the UK’, trade body The Scotch Whisky Association has released this video, highlighting the size, scale and importance of the Scotch industry.

Diageo distilleries welcome you to their virtual world 23 Jan 2015

Diageo has jumped onboard Google's latest interactive maps and is opening up the virtual doors to four of its distilleries.

IWSC plays fair for white spirits as Scotch and poetry flows 19 Jan 2015

At a Burns Night supper in Kings Cross last week, the team from the International Wines and Spirits Competition were letting their hair down.