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Rekorderlig Deal Sees Molson Coors Miss Out

Not many business empires begin with a holiday to Peru. But that was the genesis of Chilli Marketing, which last week sold the UK rights of...

Carlsberg CEO hails "healthy" beer debut

Carlsberg's new focus on “healthy” beers is off to a strong start, with sales of the recently-launched Tourtel Twist performing “extremely w...

C&C Group's FY Performance by Region

Earlier today, C&C Group reported a rise in full-year sales. But the company slipped into the red as impairment charges damaged the bottom l...

Campari’s Q1 Performance by Region, Brand

Earlier today (12 May), Gruppo Campari announced its first quarter results, including a 73% hike in pre-tax profits and a 13% sales increase...

Latest Interviews

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.

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.

Latest News

C&C Group chairman backs CEO amid turmoil 6 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

C&C Group's chairman has reportedly given his CEO a vote of confidence as the company contends with pressures in its core markets and shareholder concern over US cider assets.

Burgundy and Champagne achieve UNESCO status 6 Jul 2015

Lucy Britner

French wine regions Burgundy and Champagne have been added to UNESCO's line-up of World Heritage sites.

Scotch Whisky Association names London head 30 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

A UK ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras is to head up the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new London office.

Asian interest keeps VinExpo attendance stable 30 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

An increase in Chinese visitors made up for a decline in the number of Europeans at VinExpo this year as attendance at the wine show in Bordeaux remained steady.

"No plans" to offload Brugal rum - Edrington 29 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Edrington has said it has no plans to sell Brugal rum after the brand suffered a second write-down in three years.

Edrington posts FY profits drop 29 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Edrington has posted a drop in full-year profits after its second write-down in three years for its Brugal rum brand.

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