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Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market l...

just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-dr...

US bars court craft beer, but lights still strong

How are US on-trade venues reacting to the shifting nature of the country's beer market?...

Latest Interviews

The changing global on-trade - Interview 9 Oct 2015

Andy Morton

Bar Convent Berlin wrapped up on Wednesday, with record numbers of visitors and exhibitors to the on-trade show. just-drinks sat down with co-founder Helmut Adam to find out what changes the show's new partnership with Reed Exhibitions has brought and how alcohol companies are raising brand awareness in cocktail bars around the world.

Latest News

Diageo Australia appoints commercial head 20 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Diageo's Australia unit has confirmed the appointment of Simon Tamke to the role of commercial director.

Conviviality buys stake in Peppermint bar, events 12 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

UK drinks company Conviviality has agreed to purchase a majority stake in a bar and events company. 

Stoli Group switches Central Europe distribution 9 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

The Stoli Group is to switch its distributors in Central Europe.

Bevolution Group acquires Tropics Mixology 3 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

US-based frozen drinks and cocktail mixes company Bevolution Group has acquired Tropics Mixology for an undisclosed sum. 

UK alcohol consumption drops 19% in ten years 24 Sep 15

Lucy Britner

UK alcohol consumption has dropped 19% since its 2004 peak and remained stable in 2014, according to the Annual Statistical Handbook from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Accolade Wines to offload Matthew Clark stake 8 Sep 15

Andy Morton

UK off-trade group Conviviality Retail is to take full ownership of Matthew Clark after owners Accolade Wines and Punch Taverns agreed to a GBP200m (US$300m) sale.

Latest blogs

Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning 6 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

Will the Keurig Cold create an environmental monster? 13 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Take a look at this smartly-made (and very effective) spoof monster movie highlighting the waste involved with Keurig Green Mountain's K-Cup brewing system.

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