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Trump, local spirits and the IR role - The Analyst

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a...

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...

Taking the Asian hit is worth it for soft drinks

Long considered a colourful place to do business, Asia has grown increasingly important for soft drinks companies who are chasing growth. Ri...

Are soft drinks staring into an Indian abyss?

This month, Ray Rowlands focuses his attention on the recent announcement that carbonated soft drinks are to be classified as luxury items i...

Latest Interviews

Brexit Interview - Rabobank beverages analyst 8 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Rabobank published a note looking at the likely effects on the drinks industry of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Francoise Sonneville, senior analyst for beverages at Rabobank and the note's author, spoke to just-drinks yesterday.


The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.

Latest News

Demonetisation in India set to provide headaches 7 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

The introduction of a "demonetisation" policy in India last month looks poised to play havoc with international drinks companies with a presence in the country, although The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are better placed to cope than most, according to one analyst.


UK postpones finer details on sugar tax charges 5 Dec 16

Andy Morton

The UK government has revealed further details of its proposed sugar tax, but suppliers will have to wait until April to find out how much they will pay.


UK wine wholesalers split on Brexit uncertainty 28 Nov 16

Plimsoll Publishing

Around 40% of UK's wine wholesalers and distributors are considered to be well-placed to cope with any potential fallout from the country's decision to exit the European Union, according to recently-published research, although almost a third could struggle.


Trump to pull US out of Trans-Pacific Partnership 23 Nov 16

Olly Wehring

President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed his intention to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal.


SWA to appeal minimum-pricing setback 18 Nov 16

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association is to take its battle over minimum unit pricing out of Scotland with an appeal to the UK's highest court.


Craft Brewers Guild settles pay-to-play fine 18 Nov 16

Andy Morton

The Massachusetts alcohol distributor charged with so-called "pay-to-play" practices has agreed a compromise US$750,000 fine with US authorities.

Latest blogs

Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.


Cape Wine - Day Two - The politics of wine 15 Sep 15

Andy Morton

Today is the opening day at Cape Wine 2015 and that means the morning was taken up by welcome speeches.

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