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Travel Retail has plenty of runway - Comment

While some have predicted turbulent times for the Global Travel Retail business, spirits columnist Richard Woodard sees a long and lucrative...

Has the Travel Retail bubble burst? - Comment

These are undoubtedly turbulent times for the Global Travel Retail business. An industry notoriously susceptible to external shocks has been...

Ten things to know about spirits in the US

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drin...

Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

Latest Interviews

How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.


Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Latest News

Conviviality toasts Matthew Clark as FY sales leap 19 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

UK drinks group Conviviality has reported a triple-digit sales boost for its full year, following the integration of wholesale firm Matthew Clark.


New Zealand opens UK off-premise Pinot Noir comp 18 Jul 16

Olly Wehring

The trade association for New Zealand’s wine industry has launched a competition for independent off-trade outlets in the UK to promote Pinot Noir wines from the country.


Premium spirits, health and VR - consumer trends 15 Jul 16

Lucy Britner

The latest William Grant & Sons market report has highlighted several trends driving consumption among UK consumers.


Heineken settles Jumbo supermarket dispute 13 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Heineken has resolved a dispute with a Dutch supermarket chain over accusations that the brewer was withholding deliveries.


Beam Suntory adds Maker's Mark Cask Strength to TR 12 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory is to launch Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon in Travel Retail.


Heineken innovation takes draught beer in-flight 12 Jul 16

Andy Morton

Heineken is to serve draught beer on aeroplanes, after overcoming pressure issues that previously made the practice impossible.

Latest blogs

What's on offer in the UK off-trade? 18 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.

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