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The risk of a sugar tax for CSDs in India

Soft drinks marketers are always scratching their heads trying to establish new refreshment occasions for their drinks to exploit. Sometimes...

How to import bottled alcohol into the US - TTB

The US is widely regarded as one of the most important drinks markets in the world. According to a recent note from analysts at Bernstein, i...

What will a UK sugar tax mean for CSD producers?

This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market....

Who will be hit hardest by UK sugar tax? Analysis

A spoonful of sugar was long thought to help the medicine go down. These days, the medicine is more of a tough pill to swallow - especially...

Latest Interviews

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.


just-drinks Interview - Irish Distillers' CEO - II 12 Sep 2013

James Wilmore

Last week, just-drinks caught up with Irish Distillers' CEO Anna Malmhake. Part one of the interview ran on Tuesday. Here, in the second and concluding part of the interview, Malmhake discusses Irish whiskey's image, Pernod's competitors in the category and the threat of alcohol legislation in Ireland.

Latest News

California set to join ban on powdered alcohol 29 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Almost two-thirds of US states have now banned powdered alcohol, as California moves closer to its own prohibition.


AB InBev pledges no SA job losses in Gov't deal 14 Apr 16

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has taken a major step towards securing South African clearance for its takeover of SABMiller.


India mulls soft drinks sugar tax 14 Apr 16

Jagdish Kumar

The Indian Government is weighing up the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, as diabetes and obesity rates in the country increase.


Indian's Bihar state bans alcohol 6 Apr 16

Andy Morton

The Indian state of Bihar has abruptly halted all alcohol sales, bringing forward a planned ban by six months, according to reports.


New law lifts Arizona wine sales restrictions 4 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Wineries across the US will soon be allowed to ship wine directly to Arizona consumers after a change to the law.


"Cooler heads will prevail" on sugar tax - CCE 23 Mar 16

Andy Morton

The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said the UK sugar tax on soft drinks is unlikely to proceed in its current form.

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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