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The just-drinks Brexit survey - Analysis

The impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) will be felt in the global drinks industry for years to come, according to...

Why Brexit is a disaster for the wine category

The UK's referendum rejection of the European Union is bad news for the wine trade, the UK and the EU itself, argues Chris Losh as he pores...

What Brexit means for drinks industry - Analysis

The UK's vote yesterday (June 23) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty, not only over the shape of future food and drink...

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...

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

EU attacks Colombia over imported spirits tax rate 25 Aug 16

Keith Nuthall

The European Union (EU) has called on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to establish a disputes panel to consider its claim that Colombia is breaking global trade rules over the country's alleged "discriminatory treatment" of imported spirits.


UK wary of damage to GI post-Brexit 23 Aug 16

Keith Nuthall

Several alcoholic drinks producers in the UK have voiced concern about the possible loss of Geographical Indication status for their products, once the country leaves the European Union.


UK sugar tax consultation begins 23 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

The UK government has opened the consultation period for its proposed soft drinks industry levy. 


CCBA warns sugar tax may hurt merger terms 19 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has expressed concerns over meeting merger conditions, should South Africa implement its current sugar tax plan. 


UK sugar plan sets 20% voluntary reduction 18 Aug 16

Andy Morton

A new UK obesity strategy has shied away from mandatory sugar reduction targets for the food and drink industry, opting instead for a voluntary 20% cut by 2020.


Pernod Ricard wins Ron Matusalem 'Cuba' legal row 16 Aug 16

James Atkinson

Pernod Ricard has blocked an attempt by the owner of rum brand Ron Matusalem to trademark the phrase 'Matusalem The Spirit Of Cuba Libre' in Australia.

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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