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M&A "low priority" for Carlsberg - CEO

Carlsberg's CEO has said M&A will be a “low priority” this year as the company reels from profits slumps in Russia and Ukraine....

CCHBC "not cutting Greece investment" - CEO

Coca-Cola HBC's CEO has said he is cautious over Greece's “fragile” political environment, but has insisted the company will not cut back on...

Carlsberg's Q4 & FY Results by Region

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported its full-year results, with profits falling by almost 20% on flat sales in 2014. Here, we look at the Dani...

Focus - Britvic's Q1 Performance by Region

Britvic announced flat sales in Q1 results today, as competition in the UK remained strong. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the com...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part I 11 Feb 2015

Olly Wehring

This week sees Pernod Ricard switch its CEO, with Alexandre Ricard replacing Pierre Pringuet in the hot seat. With Pringuet retiring, just-drinks met up with him one last time to look back at his near 30-year career with the French wine and spirits group.

Interview - Bacardi global marketing boss, whisky 19 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Bacardi is embarking on an ambitious mission to launch an array of new single malt Scotch whiskies from its five Speyside distilleries. Here, just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, talks to Stephen Marshall, the man behind the project.

Latest News

Quintessential Brands acquires Lafragette & Legier 3 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Quintessential Brands has paid a “multi-million” euro sum for French fruit liqueur and Cognac maker Lafragette & Legier (L&L).

EC aims to clamp down on UK cider tax exemption 3 Mar 2015

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has threatened legal action against the UK government, demanding that it scraps rules exempting from excise duty the sale of cider and perry made by small producers.

Diageo, Beckham launch VIP pop-up for Haig Club 2 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has turned a London landmark into a private club for its David Beckham-backed Haig Club Scotch whisky.

Remy Cointreau places EUR80m of bonds 2 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Rémy Cointreau has privately placed EUR80m (US$90m) worth of bonds with an insurance company.

Grolsch gets global push for 400th birthday 2 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

A global ad campaign is being launched to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Dutch lager brand Grolsch.

NPD - Pimm's Strawberry with a Hint of Mint 27 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Diageo is launching a new flavour variant of its Pimm's brand in the UK this spring.

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