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Mahou San Miguel - just the Facts

just-drinks is in Madrid today as a guest of Mahou San Miguel. Here's a look at how the company has grown to become Spain's beer market lead...

A game of two halves for Remy Cointreau - Analysis

Whether you're a brewer, a distiller or a winemaker, the watchword for results announcements this season is: strategic plan....

Britvic's FY Performance by Region - Focus

Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's per...

Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

Latest Interviews

How to turn a domestic spirit into a global brand 26 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Last year, Marco Ferrari left his post as CMO of SPI Group to lead Italian spirits and aperitif maker Montenegro Group. just-drinks spoke to him at the TFWA exhibition in Cannes in October to find out what it is like to go from managing a global brand such as Stolichnaya to a company with strong domestic brands and a global outlook. Ferrari also spoke about his ambitions for Amaro Montenegro, a herbal liqueur that is finding traction in the US.

Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits 13 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.

Latest News

UK soft drinks shoulder lion's share of sugar cut 27 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

The soft drinks industry has cut its share of sugar in UK diets by more than one-tenth in the past four years as other food-and-beverage shares increased, new figures have shown.

Groupe Danone to sink GBP2m into Volvic range 27 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Groupe Danone is to launch a GBP2m marketing campaign in the UK next year to support its Volvic Touch of Fruit Sparkling range.

Bacardi's Aberfeldy 16 Year Old - NPD 27 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's Scotch whisky arm John Dewar & Sons has released a 16-year--old single malt from its Aberfeldy distillery.

Slush Puppie launches edible bubble drink 26 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Ice-crystal drinks maker Slush Puppie is to roll out an edible bubble version of Britvic's frozen drink Tango Ice Blast in the UK.

Remy Cointreau sees H1 sales, profits rise 26 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Remy Cointreau has posted a lift in sales and profits for the first half of its financial year despite continued challenges in China.

Chase Distillery's Sloe and Mulberry Gin - NPD 26 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Herefordshire-based Chase Distillery has launched a sloe and mulberry gin. 

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