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IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But,...

Travel Retail needs a disruptor - Comment

In an interview with just-drinks this week, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard had some strong words for Travel Retail....

Diageo Africa president O'Keeffe on beer & spirits

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Lauren...

Is sustainability now as important as financials?

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest...

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.


Interview, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard - Part II 16 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Last month, just-drinks spoke at length with Alex Ricard, the CEO of Pernod Ricard. In the first part of our exclusive interview, Ricard considered the group's recent performances in India and China. He also discussed the use of price both to grow sales and to drive premiumisation. Here, in part two, he looks at some of the group's more important brands, the strategy behind acquiring craft spirits companies, and the changes he has introduced to Pernod since becoming CEO two years ago.

Latest News

Brown Forman's Country Cocktails Southern Peach 23 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has teamed up with an R&B singer to launch a new flavour in its 25-year-old Jack Daniel's RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails. K. Michelle will help promote the new Southern Peach flavour, which initially rolls out in the south-east US ahead of a nation-wide launch in early Summer.


Diageo rolls out vegan Baileys Almande Almondmilk  23 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Diageo has lined up a vegan variant of its Baileys liqueur in the US, following a test launch last year.


Post-Brexit Pound slump dents Adnams FY profits 23 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Sales and volumes increases in 2016 for UK brewer and spirits producer Adnams failed to lift profits in the year, as currency weakness hit the bottom line.


Baijius brand value overtakes whisk(e)y - figures 22 Mar 17

Andy Morton

Baijiu has overtaken whisk(e)y to become the world's most valuable spirits segment, according to recently-released research.


Elephant Gin's Elephant Strength Gin - NPD 22 Mar 17

Andy Morton

UK producer Elephant Gin has launched a navy-strength version of its namesake gin brand called Elephant Strength Gin.


Pernod Ricard’s Martell VS Single Distillery - NPD 22 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard is set to roll out a new VS expression of its Martell Cognac brand in the US.

Latest blogs

When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.


Angostura advertises the news 12 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson.

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