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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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Whyte & Mackay takes on Flor de Caña in UK 21 May 2015

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch unit of Emperador Inc, is to distribute Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua's Flor de Caña rum in the UK and Ireland.

NPD: Brewdog's Born to Die 21 May 2015

Independent craft beer business Brewdog has launched a new IPA to mark the 4 July Independence Day celebrations in the US.

Focus - Britvic's Q2 & H1 Performance 20 May 2015

Britvic posted a rise in sales in its first-half results today (21 May). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the 28-week period.

'Put low-abv wine brands on beer shelf' 19 May 2015

Wine producers should position lower abv brands alongside cider and beer in the UK off-trade, in order to attract consumers from other alcohol categories, an industry expert has said.

Soaring Prosecco sales good for Champagne 19 May 2015

Soaring sparkling wine sales have not damaged Champagne in the UK, according to Lanson’s 2015 Champagne category report.

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.

Latest blogs

Are you going to London Wine Week? 20 May 2015

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.

All aboard the Aperol bus 14 May 2015

Commuting in London is a drag. It’s overcrowded, sweaty and rarely goes to plan. In fact, it’s enough to turn a person to drink.

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.