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just The Preview - Heineken's Q1

On Wednesday, Heineken will report its first-quarter numbers. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to the e...

SABMiller edges Diageo as beer trumps spirits

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

Campari's FY Performance by Region, Brand

Earlier today (10 March), Gruppo Campari announced its full-year results, with sales picking up during the last quarter. Here, just-drinks t...

M&A "low priority" for Carlsberg - CEO

Carlsberg's CEO has said M&A will be a “low priority” this year as the company reels from profits slumps in Russia and Ukraine....

Latest Interviews

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

Andy Morton

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.

Interview - Meantime Brewing Co CEO Nick Miller 11 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

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.

Latest News

MBG seals The Feel Good Drinks Co buy 20 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

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.

Freedom Brewery lines up GBP1.5m expansion 20 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

UK craft brewer Freedom Brewery is to triple its capacity in a GBP1.5m (US$2.2m) expansion project.

Carlsberg exec joins Diageo as Africa chief steps 16 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

The president of Diageo's Africa operations, Andy Fennell, has confirmed his intention to stand down from the company.

SABMiller sees FY sales lift 16 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has seen sales hold firm in its latest fiscal year, despite a flat performance in the period from North America.

Diageo YTD sales come in flat 16 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Diageo has seen sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year continue to flatline, with Asia Pacific cancelling out a healthy performance in Africa.

Rémy Cointreau eyes recovery after Q4 bounceback 15 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Rémy Cointreau saw full-year sales decline by more than 6% in its most recent fiscal year, but the Rémy Martin Cognac brand bounced back, thanks to a late recovery in China.

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