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SABMiller edges Diageo as beer trumps spirits 17 Apr 2015

Two international beverage companies released financial results yesterday - SABMiller and Diageo - to differing reactions.


just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.


Analysis – The UK Budget 2015 18 Mar 2015

Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his Budget for the UK. From Monday (23 March), the following duty changes will come into effect on alcoholic products sold in the country:


Interview - Meantime Brewing Co CEO Nick Miller 11 Mar 2015

Nick Miller spent 25 years working for big brewers - most recently with SABMiller - before deciding to take the role of CEO at London's Meantime Brewing Co in 2011. Here, Surrey-born Miller explains who he regards as competition, the future for UK craft brewers and the firm's plans for this year.


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.

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Refresco Gerber adds scope to Tesco tie-up 1 May 2015

Refresco Gerber UK is to extend production of its Tesco-branded beverages into energy drinks and flavoured water.


Website sets sights on UK canned beer boost 30 Apr 2015

UK trade body The Can Makers has launched a website that aims to help independent brewers sell their beers in canned formats.


AG Barr's Funkin revamps pack design 29 Apr 2015

AG Barr acquisition Funkin is to roll out new packaging across the portfolio as it looks to standardise branding.


NPD: älska Pear & Lychee, Peach & Raspberry 29 Apr 2015

The Swedish Cider Co has launched two seasonal flavours in its älska cider range.


Casella Family Brands unveils UK Yellow Tail push 27 Apr 2015

Casella Family Brands has launched a UK marketing campaign for its Yellow Tail wine brand that aims to hand out 3,500 samples a day in the coming weeks.


William Grant releases Glenfiddich online 'films' 24 Apr 2015

William Grant & Sons has commissioned two online 'films' for its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.


Product Launch - Summerhouse Drinks' Tonic Water 24 Apr 2015

Scottish soft drinks maker Summerhouse Drinks has launched a tonic water to target growing demand for gin.


NPD - Old Mout Pomegranate & Strawberry 21 Apr 2015

Heineken is to support the launch of a new flavour in its Old Mout cider range with a GBP4m (US$6m) marketing campaign.


NPD: MightyBee's Raw, Virgin Coconut Water 21 Apr 2015

London-based MightyBee has launched its first products, a range of coconut water beverages.


MBG seals The Feel Good Drinks Co buy 20 Apr 2015

German drinks supplier MBG Group has completed its acquisition of The Feel Good Drinks Co, days after buying a stake in another UK drinks firm.

Latest blogs

Carlsberg's rapid response sets the right tone 1 May 2015

Carlsberg's Russian unit may be grinding down the gears, but its UK marketing team is proving to be no slouches.


Net-buster kicks-off Budweiser 'Dream Goal' campaign - video 27 Mar 2015

A bit of football fun for a Friday. Anheuser-Busch InBev has released the ad that will accompany its new Budweiser 'Dream Goal' campaign, that seeks to find the UK's best amateur goal.


A meaty Malbec? Pernod Ricard uncorks Graffigna 'London Steak Awards' 6 Mar 2015

Perhaps because it's a Friday and I'm a bit hungry, but Pernod Ricard's idea to launch a 'London Steak Awards' backed by its Argentinian wine brand Graffigna seems like clever marketing.