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Focus - Britvic's Q1 Performance by Region

Britvic announced flat sales in Q1 results today, as competition in the UK remained strong. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the com...

Remy, dead cats and the power of China's new year

Has Remy Cointreau bitten off more than it can chew?...

Focus - Remy Cointreau's YTD Performance by Brand

Rémy Cointreau today reported a drop in first-half sales but trends looked to improve as there was stabilisation in Asia-Pacific. Here, just...

Industry Mans Barricades as Election Fever Hits UK

The starting gun on the UK General Election campaign has been fired and, once again, alcohol looks set to be a political football....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Bacardi global marketing boss, whisky 19 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Bacardi is embarking on an ambitious mission to launch an array of new single malt Scotch whiskies from its five Speyside distilleries. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, talks to Stephen Marshall, the man behind the project.

The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.

Latest News

Meantime eyes national footprint with expansion 30 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Meantime Brewing Co, the London-based craft brewer, is aiming to establish itself as a national brand with expansion to other major UK cities this year.

Bacardi launches UK campaign for Bombay Sapphire 30 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has launched a new UK cinema ad for Bombay Sapphire ahead of a “multi-million pound” nation-wide campaign for the gin brand.

Diageo speaks out over Guinness, PL rumours 30 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Diageo has branded as “speculation” reports that it is vying to make Guinness the next headline brand sponsor of football's English Premier League.

UK beer volumes up as off-trade leapfrogs on-trade 30 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

Total UK beer volumes have risen for the first time in nearly a decade, while off-trade sales have overtaken on-trade sales, according to latest figures.

BrewDog agrees Stone Brewing Co tie-up 29 Jan 2015

James Wilmore

BrewDog has launched its own import and distribution unit and kicked it off by signing an exclusive deal to handle Stone Brewing Co's beers in the UK.

NPD - Beam Suntory's Sourz Rainbow Ice 29 Jan 2015

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has launched a new extension in its Sourz range that “leaves behind a cooling sensation” after drinking.

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