All articles by James Beeson

James was Just Drinks' deputy editor from February 2022 to July 2023. Previously he worked at The Morning Advertiser and as a freelance journalist and photographer. His favourite drink is a pint of best bitter, poured through a sparkler.

James Beeson

Reed’s signs co-pack deal to extend Virgil’s UK presence

Reed’s plans to introduce similar production models in the EU and Asia in the future.

Finland to allow D2C sales of alcohol in monopoly shake-up

Officials will also carry out studies to assess the impact of allowing the sale of wines up to 15% outside of its state-owned monopoly.

Constellation Brands appoints independent directors, deepens ties with US investment firm

The election of Zaramella and Giles follows Constellation’s decision to transition from a dual to a single class share structure last year.

JDE Peet’s pushes consumers to go glass-free with paper pack for soluble coffee

The packs are made from paper content with a thin foil layer, which JDE Peet’s said separates in recycling.

AG Barr’s Boost files trademark claim against Britvic’s Robinsons brand

Neither company was willing to address the pending legal tussle.

India court ‘rejects Pernod Ricard’s latest appeal for New Delhi liquor licence renewal’

Pernod Ricard’s products have been unavailable in the city for around eight months.

Russia seizes Carlsberg, Danone operations

Both Carlsberg and Danone were in the process of selling their operations in the country.

The Coca-Cola Co. creates alcohol subsidiary in the US

In recent years, CSD players have increased their exposure to alcohol to take advantage of consumer trends.

Som Distilleries and Breweries receives go-ahead for Rajasthan beer expansion

The Woodpecker brewer said the expansion into Rajasthan would precede growth in other, undisclosed Indian states.

East Imperial plots $2.9m raise to fund international expansion

East Imperial’s Chinese mainland and Macau distribution partner is the proposed investor.