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How the Internet of Things is shaking up cocktails

Rapid and constant connection to the Internet has already transformed how consumers interact with the market, but the digital revolution is...

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...

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

"Global brewers threaten choice" - CAMRA 16 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

The UK's Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide editor has slammed global brewers for "muscling in" on the craft sector in the UK. 


Santa Rita partners Tmall online retail in China 12 Sep 16

Lucy Britner

Chilean wine company Santa Rita has launched an e-commerce store with Chinese retail platform Tmall.


Bacardi targets China's online retail with JD.com 9 Sep 16

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has lined up JD.com as its online retail partner in China.


Brothers launches resealable cider cartons 25 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

UK cider company Brothers is to roll out resealable, recyclable cartons for its cider as it looks to target festival goers.  


Conviviality launches tech to capture wine trends 25 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

UK drinks company Conviviality has launched a tool to capture on-premise wine trends, through wine arm Bibendum. 


SHS overhauls WKD, plans lower-calorie variants 22 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

SHS drinks has redesigned its WKD brand in the UK as it looks to connect with 18- to 24-year-old consumers.

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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