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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...

just The Preview - Carlsberg's Q1

Carlsberg will release its Q1 results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the first three months of...

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: Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art 22 May 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has launched a Travel Retail-exclusive Rioja under its Campo Viejo wine brand.

Whyte & Mackay takes on Flor de Caña in UK 21 May 2015

Andy Morton

Whyte & Mackay, the Scotch unit of Emperador Inc, is to distribute Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua's Flor de Caña rum in the UK and Ireland.

NPD: Brewdog's Born to Die 21 May 2015

Andy Morton

Independent craft beer business Brewdog has launched a new IPA to mark the 4 July Independence Day celebrations in the US.

Focus - Britvic's Q2 & H1 Performance 20 May 2015

Andy Morton

Britvic posted a rise in sales in its first-half results today (21 May). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the 28-week period.

'Put low-abv wine brands on beer shelf' 19 May 2015

Andy Morton

Wine producers should position lower abv brands alongside cider and beer in the UK off-trade, in order to attract consumers from other alcohol categories, an industry expert has said.

Soaring Prosecco sales good for Champagne 19 May 2015

Lucy Britner

Soaring sparkling wine sales have not damaged Champagne in the UK, according to Lanson’s 2015 Champagne category report.

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