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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

Maison Sichel turns to Amazon for UK boost 27 Nov 14

Andy Morton

Maison Sichel is to sell its core brand Sirius Red in the UK through Amazon.

Bacardi returns to 'Live True' for Dewar's 26 Nov 14

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has released the latest extension of the 'Live True' campaign in the US for its Dewar's blended Scotch whisky brand.

Smirnoff tops UK shopping list - figures 25 Nov 14

Andy Morton

The one-litre size of Diageo's Smirnoff vodka has topped a list of the UK's top-selling brands, with the 70cl bottle coming third, according to new figures.

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.

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