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just The Preview - SABMiller Q2 & H1

Tomorrow, SABMiller will report its full second-quarter and half-year numbers. Here just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three...

Focus - Carlsberg's YTD Performance by Region

Today, Carlsberg reported a drop in year-to-date profits as Eastern Europe remained challenging. Here just-drinks looks at the group's perfo...

just The Preview - Carlsberg's Q3 and YTD

Carlsberg will release it third-quarter and year-to-date results on Monday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's news in the three...

just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-dr...

Latest Interviews

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.


The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.

Latest News

Cider of Sweden head resigns 20 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The MD of Kopparberg Brewery's UK subsidiary has resigned, with company owner Peter Bronsman taking over.


Treasury Wine Estates pulls out of LWF 2015 19 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has confirmed to just-drinks that it will not be exhibiting at next year's London Wine Fair (LWF).


William Grant unveils bespoke Glenfiddich website 19 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has launched a bespoke online whisky store that matches previously unreleased Glenfiddich stock with consumers' taste profiles.


UK pub firms claim more closures over beer tie end 19 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Pub-owning companies in the UK have warned of a higher rate of pub closures after MPs in the country voted for legislation that will effectively end the so-called 'beer tie'.


London Wine Fair positive on 2015 bookings 18 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

London Wine Fair (LWF) organisers have said 83% of exhibitors that attended this year have already confirmed they will return to the event in 2015, but Treasury Wine Estates and Accolade Wines have yet to confirm their attendance.


Pernod blames rule changes for Plymouth GI drop 18 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has dropped its support for geographical protection of Plymouth Gin after rule changes made it “reassess the relevance” to the brand, the company has said.

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