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Spirits leads the latest invasion of Africa

Last month, Diageo handed the microphone to the head of its operations in Africa. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton was among those of us who l...

Pernod ups UK prices, updates on LatAm & Africa

Yesterday, the head of Pernod Ricard's Europe, Middle East & Africa operations, Christian Porta, updated analysts on the group's performance...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

When BRIC markets go horribly wrong

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least....

Latest Interviews

Interview, Rothschild CEO Hugues Lechanoine 29 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier this month, the CEO of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Hugues Lechanoine visited London. During his visit, just-drinks sat down with him to discuss the family-owned wine company's flagship brand, Mouton Cadet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities available to wine and the issues facing wine companies in emerging markets.


Interview, Diageo MD for Global Travel Retail 1 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

In July, Diageo turned its previously-combined Middle East & Global Travel Retail division into a standalone GTR unit. At the same time, TR head Doug Bagley stood down and was replaced by Dayalan Nayager, Bagley's European TR regional leader. Last month, at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks caught up with Nayager to find out how the new structure was working, as well as his thoughts on the overall state of the GTR channel.

Latest News

San Miguel Brewery explores Sabeco bid - report 3 Apr 17

Andy Morton

San Miguel Brewery has hinted it will join the chase for Vietnam's Saigon Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Sabeco), according to a report.


Diageo ready to lock horns with AB InBev in Africa 20 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev will maintain SABMiller's tough competitive stance in Africa, the president of Diageo's unit in the region has warned.


Campari moves China distribution to Camus' Yuanliu 8 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

Gruppo Campari has selected a subsidiary of Camus Wines & Spirits to distribute its spirits portfolio in China.


India faces alcohol outlet ban challenge 6 Mar 17

just-drinks.com editorial team

Two Indian states are challenging the pending introduction of a ban on liquor vendors operating near the country's roads.


AB InBev links up with Shangai's Boxing Cat 2 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed a partnership with Chinese craft brewer Boxing Cat Brewery.


Heineken ends Kirin's Brazil woes with asset buy 13 Feb 17

Olly Wehring

Heineken has successfully completed its recently-confirmed discussions with Kirin Holdings, with the European brewer set to acquire Kirin's Brazilian operations for almost half the price the Japanese firm paid in 2011.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine 26 Jan 15

Andy Morton

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.

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