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Edrington officially opened the new distillery for The Macallan this week

The Macallan 2.0 - Scotch's biggest challenge

The opening this week of The Macallan's newly-"reimagined" Scotch whisky distillery by Edrington is a defining moment in the category, belie...

If you're a craft brewer that is enjoying growth, Big Beer might keep you waiting a while longer

Why a growing craft brewer isn't a takeover target

Last month, the US trade organisation for craft brewers, the Brewers Association, released a most interesting list. just-drinks' resident be...

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma believes e-commerce is 'rapidly becoming a traditional business' in China

The future of retail in China - analysis

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

James Quincey became CEO of The Coca-Cola Co in  May 2017

Coca-Cola Co Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In mid-February, The Coca-Cola Co released its full-year results for 2017. The soft drinks group posted a 3% lift in sales from the year in...

Eduardo Guilisasti has been CEO of Concha y Toro since 1989

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2013-2017 - data

In late-March, Concha y Toro released its full-year results for 2017. The wine group posted a 1.2% sales rise for the 12 months, as its prem...

Concha y Toro has adopted a strategy that sacrifices volumes for the sake of growing value

What can wine industry learn from Concha y Toro?

When the aristocratic Don Melchor de Casa Concha wanted to keep thirsty winery workers from drinking his best wine, he made up a story that...

Female? Smoker? What you should know about alcohol consumption - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 215 14 May 18

While essentially all epidemiologic studies have shown adverse health effects of cigarette smoking and beneficial effects of moderate alcohol consumption, a recent study in this area that followed a cohort of elderly women into very old age proved interesting reading.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - April 2018 11 May 18

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during April.

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Halewood lines up Crabbie & Co Scotch distillery

Olly Wehring | 21 May 18 An artist's impression of the Crabbie & Co distillery, which is expected to open next year

Halewood Wines & Spirits is set to plough GBP7m (US$9.4m) into the construction of a Scotch whisky distillery for its John Crabbie & Co unit.

C&C Group launches Magners Irish campaign in UK

Andy Morton | 21 May 18 C&C Group wants to make more of Magners' Irish heritage to help drive sales in the UK

C&C Group is following through on a pledge to bolster the Irish identity of its Magners cider brand in a new UK campaign that encourages consumers to "Think 100% Irish".

Coca-Cola unveils "future-proofed" Freestyle

Andy Morton | 21 May 18 The Coca-Cola Freestyle 9100 includes Bluetooth as well as options that are not yet available

The Coca-Cola Co has upgraded its Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage dispenser so that future consumers will be able to order by voice commands, and choose from the company's expanding range of non-CSD options, such as RTD tea and coffee.

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Diageo eyes gin, single malt growth in LAC

Edrington raises curtain on Macallan distillery

Coca-Cola unveils Australian World Cup drive

Walsh Whiskey switches Emporia for Paragon in UK

Peter Spanton Drinks' Frozé cocktail mix - NPD

Low-, no-alcohol needs "clarity" - Portman Group

PepsiCo rolls out Kevin Hart Mtn Dew ads

Concha y Toro gives Food Network boost to Cono Sur

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"All of us feel a great deal of responsibility" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part II 10 May 18

Andy MortonAsahi's Super Dry brand is brewed in Italy for Europe's beer markets

After leading the sell-off of SABMiller's European beer brands to Asahi, Hector Gorosabel was then hired by the Japanese group to take them to a new audience, as CEO of its European office. In the second of just-drinks' two-part interview (click here for part I), Gorosabel discusses how the old SAB playbook is still in use, the challenges of brewing Asahi Super Dry in Europe, and why the health & wellness trend shouldn't frighten the beer industry.

"At SABMiller, we went through a bit of disbelief and almost denial" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part I 8 May 18

Andy MortonAsahi Europe CEO Hector Gorosabel was instrumental in setting up the unit

As the man in charge of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and SABMiller's other European brands sold off after its takeover, Hector Gorosabel had a front-row seat for the dismantlement of one of the world's major brewers. Then, Asahi came calling and offered him the chance to lead his former charges in a fresh direction for the Japanese giant. In a two-part interview with just-drinks, Gorosabel discusses how he came to accept his new role, and reveals the behind-the-scenes emotions as SABMiller went out of existence.

"Success in China is about being constantly visible" - just-drinks meets Stuart Barclay, GM of marketing at Wine Australia 17 Apr 18

Lucy BritnerWine Australia is investing heavily in the Chinese market

At the start of this year, the trade organisation for the Australian wine industry set out major investment plans for China, as sales to the country surged by 63% by value in 2017. Then, in March, Wine Australia appointed David Lucas to the newly-created role of regional general manager for Greater China, further signalling its dedication to the market.  At this year's ProWein, just-drinks sat down with  Wine Australia's GM of marketing, Stuart Barclay, to find out more about why Wine Australia is so excited about China.

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Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon

Lucy Britner, just-drinks editorial team Lucy Britner | 14 Mar 18

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 15 Jan 18

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...

Bad day on the beer? This'll help

Olly Wehring, just-drinks editorial team Olly Wehring | 3 Nov 17

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

Diageo performance trends 2013-2017 - results data

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. Here, just-drinks considers Diageo's performance over the past five years.

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

Remy Cointreau fiscal-2017 results - Round-up

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau released its full-year results for the 12 months to the end of March 2018. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage of the group's performance in its fiscal-2018.

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

ProWein 2018 - just-drinks round-up

March saw the annual ProWein exhibition return to Germany. just-drinks was in attendance and here's a full round-up of our coverage.

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

Minimum Unit Pricing - The Full Story

In mid-November, three drinks industry trade associations lost their appeal against proposals to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol in Scotland. Here's just-drinks' full coverage of the move, which clears the way for MUP's introduction in the country.

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Cafés/Bars in India

Cafés/Bars in India

Specialist coffee shops such as Starbucks, Café Coffee Day, Barista Coffee and Costa Coffee, among many others, are increasingly becoming popular meeting places, not only for leisure but also work purposes. One of the main reasons why they are popular for work-related meetings is that most offer free Wi-Fi... Read more

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