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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

Diageo to accept US$1m South Korea fine 24 May 16

Andy Morton

Diageo will not appeal an expected KRW1.2bn (US$1m) fine from South Korean authorities over reported payments to on-trade venues.


US swells serving sizes for soda in label overhaul 23 May 16

Andy Morton

The US has increased the typical serving sizes for soft drinks by half, as part of a shake-up of nutritional labels.


Soft drinks co's are running out of choices 17 May 16

Olly Wehring

In a note to clients last week, analysts at CLSA spoke to Dr Robert Lustig, an expert on endocrinology and obesity and professor at UC San Francisco. On the call, Dr Lustig discussed "the case against sugar", the title of CLSA's note.


Coca-Cola Co most exposed to trend away from sugar 17 May 16

Olly Wehring

The Coca-Cola Co is worst-placed among soft drinks companies to deal with consumers' and regulators' concerns about sugared drinks globally, an analyst has warned.


Pernod Ricard says no to 'Brexit' 13 May 16

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has joined rival Diageo in backing the campaign to keep Britain in the EU.


Diageo attacks Brexit as SWA caught in email row 9 May 16

Andy Morton

The head of Diageo has warned against the UK leaving the EU, saying a so-called Brexit could jeopardise the industry's global bargaining clout. 

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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