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Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit?

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue do...

The just-drinks analyst writes... - June

Our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton has focused his attention this month on the post-election outlook in the UK and how macro uncerta...

Drinks companies must tap into consumer happiness

The pursuit of happiness may conjure up notions of carefree abandon, but it has become a serious business. Ben Cooper examines how positive...

The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Fever-Tree's founders 21 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.


Who do consumers trust? - Consumer futurist I'view 2 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

In the second part of our exclusive interview with consumer futurist Will Higham, we continue to look at the younger end of the consumer spectrum, discussing provenance, rebellion and what we should actually call the next generation.

Latest News

Premiumising pushes Chinese juice brands ahead 22 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Foreign-owned juice brands in China are losing out as domestic rivals prove more adept at premiumising, a new report has said.


Distill Ventures looks to add non-alcoholic brands 22 Jun 17

Andy Morton

Diageo's incubator unit, Distill Ventures, has called the non-alcoholic category the "next opportunity" in drinks as it launches its latest sweep for entrepreneurs.


Nestlé Waters’ Perrier Flavours - NPD 22 Jun 17

Olly Wehring

Nestlé Waters has lined up the UK roll-out of two variants from its Perrier sparkling water brand.


AriZona Beverage’s AriZona Sparkling - NPD 21 Jun 17

Andy Morton

AriZona Beverage has entered the sparkling mineral water category with the launch of AriZona Sparkling.


Coca-Cola puts hip-hop spin on Sprite packaging 20 Jun 17

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has ramped up its personalisation programme in the US, putting hip-hop lyrics from emerging rappers on Sprite packaging.


Brexit no-deal "totally unacceptable" - WSTA 19 Jun 17

Olly Wehring

As the UK and the European Union kick off formal exit negotiations, the UK’s Wine & Spirit Trade Association has called for the country’s Government to do all it can to avoid a ‘no deal’ outcome.

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


Coca-Cola's selfie bottle might be a step too far 18 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

Whenever we read anything about Millennial consumers, there is almost always mention of the personalisation trend as well as the importance of social media.

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