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Brown-Forman's H1 performance by region, brand

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-half results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performanc...

Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rain...

Has Millennial-mania drowned out elder consumers?

Over-60s are not only healthier, wealthier and living longer and more active lives than their predecessors, they are also more politically e...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Loch Lomond GTR head Andre de Almeida 6 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Andre de Almeida had been William Grant & Sons' director for European Travel Retail for four years when he decided earlier this year to take up the role of Global Travel Retail head at Scotch whisky specialists Loch Lomond Group. That was in July, and now the Brazilian-born de Almeida, who moved to Scotland when he was 15, faces one of the biggest challenges of his career - establishing Loch Lomond as a player in the GTR channel.


Interview - Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Latest News

just-drinks' top spirits & wine articles this week 9 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


Pernod lines up Bourbon return with Smooth Ambler 9 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard is set to re-enter the Bourbon market, through the purchase of a majority share in West Virginia-based Smooth Ambler Spirits Co.


Rossi D'Asagio targets GTR with 5cl Sambuca 9 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Rossi D’Asiago has added a 5cl version of its Antica Sambuca Classic to the brand’s offering, as it looks to boost sales in the Global Travel Retail channel.


Brown-Forman's barrel sales take Scotch hit 8 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said a 'soft' blended Scotch whisky market has lead to a decrease in sales of the company's used barrels.


Italian supermarket showcases interactive shelves 8 Dec 16

Andy Morton

An Italian supermarket chain has unveiled its store of the future, in which shelves are replaced with market-style tables and interactive touch screens.


Angostura places CEO on administrative leave 8 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Trinidad & Tobago rum company Angostura Holdings has confirmed its CEO is on administrative leave. 

Latest blogs

Situation Vacant - Must love whisk(e)y 8 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Do you like whisk(e)y? And, I mean, really like whisk(e)y? Are you at a loose end in the first half of 2017? If so, then I've found just the job for you.


Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking? 27 Sep 16

Andy Morton

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.

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