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Britvic FY 2015/16 results by region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasil...

Britvic's Q4 & FY results 2015/16 - Preview

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...

Brexit - What's certain is that nothing is certain

Attending the UK Wine & Spirits Trade Association’s annual conference in London yesterday, I was particularly struck by one thought: Strippi...

A snapshot of the UK spirits market - Focus

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 spi...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

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.


How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.

Latest News

Diageo closes spirits e-commerce portal in UK 20 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the pending closure of Alexander & James, only four years after setting up the UK-focused e-commerce portal.


UK drinks industry responds to Brexit plans 19 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

The UK drinks industry has broadly welcomed the speech this week by the country's Prime Minister regarding her intention to take the UK out of the European Union, although trade associations say they will push for the ability to trade "as freely as possible" with the rest of Europe.


Remy Cointreau posts solid YTD as Cognac surges 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Strong Cognac sales in the third quarter have helped deliver an impressive year-to-date performance for Remy Cointreau.


Pernod spends US$11m on Irish whiskey expansion 19 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a EUR10.5m (US$11.2m) investment in its main distillery in Ireland, as it looks to grow capacity at the facility.


Battle erupts over 'British Fizz' term 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

A UK wine trade body has criticised an attempt to secure official protected geographical status for English sparkling wine under the name "British Fizz".


Vinexpo heads to Austria with Explorer launch 17 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Wine trade show Vinexpo plans to take 100 of the world's top buyers to Austria's vineyards for the first edition of a new exhibition concept.

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