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Focus - Stock Spirits' H1 Performance by Region 20 Aug 2015

Stock Spirits posted a sharp drop in first half sales and profits today as Poland continued to underperform. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:

Rekorderlig Deal Sees Molson Coors Miss Out 6 Jul 2015

Not many business empires begin with a holiday to Peru. But that was the genesis of Chilli Marketing, which last week sold the UK rights of Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig to Molson Coors.

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:

Latest News

Brito gives call to arms to SABMiller shareholders 8 Oct 2015

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has called on SABMiller's shareholders to back his company's takeover offer, saying its rejection by SAB's management yesterday “lacks credibility”.

Westons Cider revamp boosts FY sales, profits 8 Oct 2015

Westons Cider has increased full-year sales and profits as repackaging efforts help boost its core brands.

New-look Conviviality closes Matthew Clark buy 8 Oct 2015

Conviviality Retail has changed its name as it completes the purchase of UK on-trade distributor Matthew Clark.

Diageo's The Singleton of Glendullan TR range 8 Oct 2015

Diageo has launched three expressions under The Singleton of Glendullan brand exclusively into Travel Retail.  

SABMiller formally rejects AB InBev's offer 7 Oct 2015

The board of SABMiller has formally rejected Anheuser-Busch InBev's offer of GBP42.15 per share, stating that the proposal undervalues the company.

Africa to play 'vital role' in ABI SAB entity 7 Oct 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s CEO Carlos Brito has said Africa would play a “vital role” in the future of a combined AB InBev/SABMiller entity.

Diageo makes US$780.5m beer deal with Heineken 7 Oct 2015

Diageo has sold off stakes in two beer businesses to Heineken for US$780.5m as it strengthens its grip on its Guinness brewery in Ghana.

NPD - Rémy Cointreau's Bruichladdich Octomore 07.3 7 Oct 2015

Remy Cointreau's Bruichladdich Scotch whisky brand has released the latest iteration of its Octomore single malt. Available online from this week,

ASA bans Heineken's YouTube Strongbow ad 7 Oct 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Heineken UK for a Strongbow YouTube advert. 

Accelerating Q2 boosts SABMiller sales in H1 6 Oct 2015

SABMiller has reported a healthy lift of its top line in the second quarter, with half-year sales accelerating in the latter three months.

Latest blogs

Tables turned as Brewdog attacked 8 Sep 2015

Brewdog, the Scottish brewery with a self-styled “punk” demeanour, prides itself on punching up.

Is this the worst drinks ad of all time? 12 Aug 2015

We are well served in the drinks industry by quality advertising campaigns.

Making gin in the shed 14 Jul 2015

The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins.