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Responsible drinking measures around the world

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

Are big brewers buying craft to benefit big beer?

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the...

Is the UK not OK? - The just-drinks analyst

This month, our former beverage analyst, Ian Shackleton, is confined to base and has focused his attention on the tough trading outlook in t...

AB InBev success backs insight into 3G Capital

Today, the Financial Times carries an interview with the founder and chief executive of 3G Capital, Alex Behring. An elusive sort, Behring r...

Latest Interviews

Who do consumers trust? - Consumer futurist I'view 2 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

In the second part of our exclusive interview with consumer futurist Will Higham, we continue to look at the younger end of the consumer spectrum, discussing provenance, rebellion and what we should actually call the next generation.


The nerdy generation - Consumer futurist Interview 31 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

With the job title consumer futurist, Will Higham has made a career out of telling companies what direction their consumers are heading in. Earlier this month, just-drinks met with him to learn how he goes about forecasting the trends of the future. In part one, we look at how Higham makes his predictions, and the ongoing obsession with Millennials.

Latest News

AB InBev gifts GBP100,000 to English football team 22 May 17

Olly Wehring

The UK division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has made a cash donation to a "grassroots" football team in the country, as part of Budweiser’s partnership with The FA Cup.


This week in beer & cider 19 May 17

Lucy Britner

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


Australian craft beer body bans larger brewers 19 May 17

Andy Morton

The trade body for Australia's independent breweries has followed it American counterpart and banned craft brewers that are more than 20% owned by outside interests.


Heineken lines up UK Bulmers cider push 19 May 17

Lucy Britner

Heineken is to roll out a GBP2m (US$2.6m) campaign for its Bulmers cider brand in the UK. 


Crown Holdings opens speciality can plant 19 May 17

Andy Morton

Metal packaging company Crown Holdings has officially opened its first new US production plant in 20 years, a speciality can plant in New York state.


Indian woes hammer United Breweries in FY 2017 18 May 17

Olly Wehring

India's beer market has suffered hugely in the three months to the end of March, according to United Breweries, which posted its full-year results yesterday.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

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