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Why has Accolade Wines lost another CEO?

When it comes to HR announcements, the departure of a chief executive always gets the juices flowing. Why are they going? Where are they goi...

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The strategic priorities behind PepsiCo shake-up

News that PepsiCo has reorganised its senior management team following the departure of Frito-Lay North America CEO Tom Greco prompted a flu...

Diageo and Vijay Mallya - The end of the affair

Earlier this month, Diageo announced that it has secured the resignation of United Spirits chairman Vijay Mallya from his position at the In...

Latest Interviews

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.


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.

Latest News

Pabst Brewing appoints Simon Thorpe CEO 2 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Pabst Brewing Co has recruited the recently-departed head of Duvel Moortgat's US division, Simon Thorpe, as its new CEO.


Diageo strike threat postponed with fresh vote 1 Dec 16

Andy Morton

A strike threat at Diageo's UK production sites has been put on hold after the company negotiated a new proposal with workers over changes to pensions.


Sazerac poaches ex-Diageo government director 1 Dec 16

Andy Morton

The Sazerac Co has opened its first office in Washington, DC with the appointment of Diageo's former US government lobbyist. 


Diageo appoints first programmatic marketing head 30 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Diageo has signalled its intention to work more with programmatic marketing by appointing its first  department head for the online advertising tool.


Bacardi names new global communications head 29 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has appointed KC Kavanagh its chief global communications officer. 


Corporate Relations Director to leave Diageo 28 Nov 16

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed to just-drinks the imminent departure of its corporate relations director, Charlotte Lambkin, less than three years after taking up the role.

Latest blogs

Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?


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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