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Is Brown-Forman doing a Jack Daniel's in Ireland?

At the official ground-breaking ceremony for Brown-Forman's Slane Castle Irish whiskey distillery this week, the talk among a few of the gue...

Focus - Stock Spirits' H1 Performance by Region

Stock Spirits posted a sharp drop in first half sales and profits today as Poland continued to underperform. Here just-drinks takes a look a...

Focus - Carlsberg's H1 Performance by Region

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported its first-half results, posting a near-12% slide in operating profits and a 4% drop in beer volumes. Here,...

Carlsberg's Q2 & H1 - just the Preview

Carlsberg will release its H1 results on Wednesday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to th...

Latest Interviews

Making consumers the centre of your business 6 Oct 2015

Lucy Britner

Earlier this year, Pernod Ricard outlined plans to shift the "heart" of its business from its brands to its consumers. Speaking at his first of the company's annual Capital Markets Day briefings, new CEO Alex Ricard told analysts and journalists that consumers "don't think in categories" any more. But, what does this consumer-centralisation mean, and how does a company go about it? One of Pernod's executive team charged with implementing changes is global business development director Conor McQuaid. just-drinks spoke to McQuaid to get a better idea of Pernod's consumer-centric company strategy.

Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.

Latest News

Brito gives call to arms to SABMiller shareholders 8 Oct 2015

Andy Morton

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

Andy Morton

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

Andy Morton

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

Andy Morton

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

Lucy Britner

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

Lucy Britner

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.

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