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The post-Brexit winners and losers - Analysis

The markets have had the weekend to digest the possible implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU. Here is a summation of what the a...

Can fruit cider survive UK slowdown? - Focus

It was 1997 and Anders Nanne knew Rekorderlig had hit the big time. The co-creator of the Swedish cider was driving out of Gothenburg airpor...

Paddy Irish whiskey - The Facts

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. He...

How do the US and UK on-trades compare? - Focus

Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:...

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

St Austell Brewery takes over Bath Ales 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

The UK's St Austell Brewery Co has bought fellow English brewer and pub company Bath Ales for an undisclosed sum.


C&C trims UK fruit cider output as demand falters 30 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group has cut UK production of its non-apple and pear Magners cider production as it admits consumers are suffering from "flavour fatigue". 


EU probes AB InBev in Belgium 30 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the European Union after authorities launched a probe into possible anti-trust breaches in Belgium.


Lack of post-Brexit plan trashed by UK trade body 30 Jun 2016

Helen Arnold

The director general of UK trade association the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has criticised the UK government for not having a coherent plan in place in the event of a Brexit vote, following the first meeting of business leaders since the referendum.


Carlsberg to close UK distribution arm 29 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg will cease to run its own distribution services in the UK.


Greene King CEO issues Brexit warning 29 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

The CEO of UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has warned Britain's decision to leave the EU will hit consumer confidence.

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