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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:

just the Facts - Top Ten Wine Brands in UK 24 Oct 2014

Here, courtesy of Nielsen, is a list of the top ten wine brands in the UK off-trade for the year to 11 October.

Wine in the UK: Tell Us Something We Don't Know 18 Sep 2014

Yesterday afternoon, here in London, the UK's Wine and Spirit Trade Association hosted its annual conference. Headlining the show was Sir John Hegarty, co-founder of the Bartle Bogle Hegarty advertising agency and best known for creating the Levi 501 ads and the 'Vorsprung Durch Technik' tagline for Audi.

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UK industry hits alcohol unit pledge 19 Dec 2014

The UK alcoholic drinks industry has delivered on an alcohol-unit reduction pledge two years early, according to a new report.

SWA eyes London boost with new office 17 Dec 2014

The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said the group's new base in London will help cultivate stronger links in the UK capital.

Coca-Cola Co to sponsor Rugby World Cup 17 Dec 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to be one of the official sponsors of next year's Rugby World Cup, continuing a 20-year presence at the tournament.

Molson Coors scores new deal with Newcastle United 17 Dec 2014

Molson Coors has renewed a supply deal with Newcastle United FC in the UK.

Super Bock to get UK push 15 Dec 2014

Super Bock, the Portuguese beer brand, is to get a wider launch in the UK after owner Unicer struck a deal with Brookfield Drinks.

UK trade groups launch campaign to cut duty 15 Dec 2014

The UK spirits and wine industry has called for a 2% cut in duty as it launches a new campaign to highlight “sky-high” tax rates.

Product Launch: Shepherd Neame's Mash Tun No.1 Ale 15 Dec 2014

Shepherd Neame has launched a limited-edition ale to mark the centenary of its wooden mash tuns, which its claims are the last remaining ones in Britain.

Gluten-free brewer to launch in Scotland 15 Dec 2014

A brewery which claims to the be the UK's first to produce only gluten-free beers is due to open in Edinburgh next year.

CCE quits recycling JV, makes PET pledge 12 Dec 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has pledged to continue using recycled plastic despite selling off its stake in a UK PET recycling plant.

NPD - Purity Brewing Co's Gnarly 10 Dec 2014

Purity Brewing Co has released a limited-edition black beer in Champagne-style bottles.

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Season of goodwill? Not if you're the UK health lobby 15 Dec 2014

The UK health lobby is always very vocal on alcohol at this time of year, predictably so, and this year is no different.

Scotch whisky firms learn the value of leftovers 9 Dec 2014

Experimentation has long been a watchword in the Scotch whisky industry. It is what has given consumers the huge range of ageing options, from refill hogsheads to virgin oak to Sherry butts.

PepsiCo caught in Amazon attack 21 Nov 2014

PepsiCo received high praise when it announced it was to launch its stevia-based Pepsi extension True exclusively on Amazon in the US.