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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.

Interview - Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.

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AB InBev launches Budweiser Uber tie-up in UK 2 Dec 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev has teamed up with Uber to offer consumers free taxi rides over the holiday period in the UK as part of a responsible drinking programme.

Big Rock Brewery names interim CFO 2 Dec 2016

Big Rock Brewery has appointed Tracie Noble to the role of interim chief financial officer. 

Diageo strike threat postponed with fresh vote 1 Dec 2016

A strike threat at Diageo's UK production sites has been put on hold after the company negotiated a new proposal with workers over changes to pensions.

Let industry lead Brexit trade talks - WSTA 1 Dec 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has urged the UK government to let industry lead Brexit negotiations on alcohol, claiming it can help secure a better deal for the country.

Wine prices in UK to rise as Brexit bites 30 Nov 2016

The head of the UK unit of Concha y Toro has warned wine consumers in the country that they can expect price rises more broadly across the category, as the weakness of the Pound hits producers.

Diageo appoints first programmatic marketing head 30 Nov 2016

Diageo has signalled its intention to work more with programmatic marketing by appointing its first  department head for the online advertising tool.

Britvic cautious on 2017 despite FY jump 30 Nov 2016

A strong 12 months for low-sugar CSDs in the UK helped lift Britvic's FY performance, but the company has warned of a tough 2017 ahead.

Boilermaker Drinks' SeaWolf rum - NPD 30 Nov 2016

Scottish drinks company Boilermaker has produced a white rum. The company claims the rum is the first of its kind to be produced in Scotland. 

No-alcohol beers set for European jump - Heineken 29 Nov 2016

Heineken's no- and low-alcohol portfolio is finding strong growth in Europe, with the category on course to get "a lot bigger", the brewer has said.

Carlsberg readies UK relaunch of Export 29 Nov 2016

The UK unit of Carlsberg has lined up a rebrand of the group’s Carlsberg Export expression, as it looks to entice Millennial consumers to the brand.

Latest blogs

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?