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Pepsi True Prepares Path for the Amazon Challenge

This month PepsiCo unveiled Pepsi True, a stevia and “real sugar” soda that contains no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners....

Diageo ups on-trade focus

Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on...

Comment - Diageo and an Over-Excited Press Corp

In his time as CEO of Diageo - if not before - Paul Walsh will have probably learnt a lot about the fourth estate....

Majestic Wine: King of Wine Retail in UK?

When a wine retailer operating in the UK announces half-year profit figures that are not only in the black but are up by over 23%, then the...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Tesco group wine director 21 May 2013

Olly Wehring

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

Latest News

Tesco profits over-estimate totalled GBP263m 23 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Tesco has revealed today that its total over-statement of profits was GBP263m (US$421m), more than its initial estimate, and that its chairman is to step down.

Tesco suspends Dan Jago - reports 14 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Tesco's director of wine, spirits and beer, Dan Jago, has been suspended, just-drinks understands, as the UK supermarket chain is under investigation following a potential GBP250m (US$400m) over-statement of its profits.

Flavoured rum sales race in UK off-trade 16 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Flavoured and spiced rums saw impressive growth in the UK off-trade over the early summer, while imported whiskies also performed strongly, latest figures show.

Chivas Regal US off-trade sales drop - figures 1 Sep 14

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has seen Chivas Regal sales in the US off-trade fall, but its Irish whiskey brand Jameson continues its strong growth, according to latest quarterly figures.

Morrisons bans 'super-strength' alcohol cans 30 Jul 14

James Wilmore

UK supermarket retailer Morrisons has banned the sale of all canned carbonated products containing more than four units of alcohol.

NZ wine ups premium share to pass Australia 25 Jul 14

Andy Morton

New Zealand has overtaken Australia as the UK's second-biggest seller of wine in the GBP7-plus off-trade segment (US$12), latest figures reveal.

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