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The Greek crisis from alcohol's front line

As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers new proposals to tackle the country’s debt crisis, Lucy Britner takes a closer look at what...

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...

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

NPD - SHS Drinks' Bottlegreen Light Tonic 4 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

SHS Drinks' Bottlegreen cordial unit has launched a lower-calorie tonic water as it eyes growth at the premium end of the category.

NPD: Regal Rogue Daring Dry, Regal Rogue Wild Rose 4 Aug 2015

Lucy Britner

Australian vermouth brand Regal Rogue has released two new variants in the UK.

Diageo puts Bacardi in frame with white rum ads 4 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has backed its Captain Morgan White Rum with a GBP1m (US$1.5m) UK marketing campaign that appears to take a swipe at rival Bacardi.

NPD - The Coca-Cola Co's Innocent Light & Juicy 3 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's UK subsidiary Innocent has launched a new fruit juice diluted with water and coconut water to reduce sugar levels.

Spencerfield unveils slimmer Edinburgh Gin bottle 17 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Spencerfield Spirit Co has launched a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand.

A-B InBev Open golf push for Stella Artois 17 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a UK TV ad as part of its Stella Artois Open golf sponsorship at St Andrews.

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