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Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

Is Quincey set to be Coca-Cola Co’s next CEO?

Yesterday, the Coca-Cola Co announced the promotion James Quincey to the role of president & COO....

Is Diageo approaching its "Et tu, Brute" Moment?

It would be very easy to get carried away by the latest stirrings from Diageo over in the US. Indeed, when the Securities & Exchange Commiss...

What lies ahead for PepsiCo in tough H2?

You can't argue with Indra Nooyi's logic. As her company released first-half results last week, the PepsiCo CEO described a decision to crea...

Latest Interviews

Why did Mast-Jägermeister buy Sidney Frank? 10 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Last week, Mast-Jägermeister, the German owner of the Jägermeister herbal liqueur, took control of its US distributor Sidney Frank Importing Co. Part of Mast-Jägermeister's new strategy to control distribution in its core markets, the acquisition was otherwise noteworthy because of the important role Sidney Frank has played in Jägermeister's global rise.With Jägermeister sales in the US under pressure, Mast-Jägermeister is looking to move away from its famous brand's reputation as a party shot and embrace the new craft spirits culture. But, as Mast-Jägermeister executive board member Michael Volke told just-drinks from New York last week, not completely away.


Interview - Pernod Ricard's Outgoing CEO - Part II 12 Feb 2015

Olly Wehring

In the second part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the outgoing CEO of Pernod Ricard, Pierre Pringuet, here he looks back at some of the deals that have shaped the company, and his role in their negotiation.

Latest News

SABMiller's Europe chief to join Britvic board 9 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

SABMiller's MD for Europe, Sue Clark, is to join Britvic's board as an independent non-executive director. 


Terlato Wines promotes senior execs 9 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Terlato Wines confirmed yesterday that current president Chris Lynch will move up to become chief development officer at the unit's holding company, Terlato Wine Group. 


Lion trims Tasmania beer operations 8 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, is to move a portion of its brewing operations away from Tasmania, resulting in around 39 job losses. 


William Grant & Sons restructures US team 5 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has appointed three executives to manage its US regions and channels, in a move that sees the "evolution" of the spirits group's commercial structure in the country.


Cawston Press names managing director 2 Feb 16

Andy Morton

UK soft drinks maker Cawston Press has appointed its first permanent managing director.


Sogrape Group announces new UK head 2 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Mateus rosé producer Sogrape has named Gonçalo Sousa Machado as the new managing director of its UK division. 

Latest blogs

Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?


Tax Free World Association - Day three: Beam Suntory's big boat and Patron's virtual home 22 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week at 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.

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