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Global water targets risk hiding local concerns

Coca-Cola's recent water-replenishment achievements underline the company's status as a leader in sustainability within the drinks sector. H...

How the can has a part to play in beer's future

In the beer category, the aluminium can was until recently considered the bastion of the big brand. Here in the UK, this continues to be the...

It isn't just men who like beer - Comment

Back in the 1990s, a demographic peculiarity began to make itself apparent at beer festivals in the US and Canada. Rather than attracting wh...

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good....

Latest Interviews

Interview- Veltins export manager Udo Bruns 24 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Last month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner visited Brauerei C&A Veltins in Meschede-Grevenstein, Germany. The family-owned company used the visit to announce marketing activity to mark 500 years of Germany's purity law, the Reinheitsgebot. While there, Lucy sat down with export manager Udo Bruns and UK agent Steve Holt to discuss the role the law plays in today's 'craft culture', the rise of no- and low-alcohol offerings in Germany and why Veltins is only brewed in one place.


Interview II, Stewart Hainsworth, CEO, Halewood 14 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Having set out his strategy for Halewood Wine & Spirits and its international units in the first of this two-part interview with just-drinks, CEO Stewart Hainsworth today discusses getting the group's brands in order ahead of laying out plans for acquisitions and launches.

Latest News

This week in beer & cider 30 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Heineken creates global off-premise role 30 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

Heineken has created a new global role that will focus on global off-premise operators.


US hits AB InBev with US$6bn fine over India sales 29 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to pay a US$6m fine after US authorities ruled that an Indian unit of the brewer had violated a corrupt practices act in India and "chilled" a whistleblower. 


"Unsafe" Carlsberg UK ad banned 29 Sep 16

Andy Morton

A Carlsberg ad featuring former England footballer Stuart Pearce delivering beer to building site workers has been banned in the UK because it showed "unsafe" behaviour.


Heineken rolls out Birra Moretti in can multipack 29 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Heineken UK has joined a growing number of brewers in the country to release premium brands in cans.


South Africa's Remgro eyes SAB's Distell shares 28 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

South African conglomerate Remgro has said it is considering a move for SABMiller's stake in wine and spirits group Distell.

Latest blogs

Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking? 27 Sep 16

Andy Morton

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.


Heineken brings commercial know-how to new recruitment drive 16 Sep 16

Andy Morton

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at just-drinks dusting off their resumes.

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