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Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rain...

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...

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

Diageo closes spirits e-commerce portal in UK 20 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the pending closure of Alexander & James, only four years after setting up the UK-focused e-commerce portal.


Pernod launches The Glenlivet Reserve and Collect 10 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's Travel Retail EMEA unit has launched an online reservation and collection service for its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch whisky brand. 


Anheuser-Busch replaces Coca-Cola with Keurig Kold 9 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

Six months after retiring the Keurig Kold home-carbonation system, Keurig Green Mountain has found a new partner in Anheuser-Busch InBev to revitalise the platform, this time as an "in-home alcohol drink system".


Sazerac Co's 375 Park Avenue Spirits names COO 9 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Sazerac-controlled importer 375 Park Avenue Spirits has appointed a former Bacardi executive to the role of president & COO. 


Pernod to launch Opn home cocktail system in 2018 5 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the launch date for its internet-connected home spirits dispenser, three years after the company unveiled a prototype.


Sparkling wine sales in UK leap in year to October 21 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Sparkling wine was the third-fastest growing FMCG segment in UK supermarkets in the 12 months to October, new Nielsen research has shown.

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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