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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Freelance writer Lucy Britner reports on the soft drinks category for just-drinks.

Having been just-drinks' deputy editor between 2015 and 2019, Lucy covered the drinks industry for other publications for ten years prior.

She holds a diploma in wine and spirits and has travelled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world.

Lucy's reporting has appeared in several major drinks publications including Imbibe, Decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Harpers. She also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants and drink in London.

Columns by Lucy Britner

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of BritnerComment - Soft Drinks & Water - A Bit of Britner

Category commentator Lucy Britner casts her eye over the soft drinks & water categories.

Articles by Lucy Britner

The packs are available to anyone working for a licensed hospitality business in the UKSpeciality Drinks, Edrington-Beam Suntory line up on-premise ‘wellbeing packs’ 26 March 2020

On-premise wholesaler Speciality Drinks has partnered with Edrington-Beam Suntory UK to supply 'wellbeing packs' to those working in the UK drinks and hospitality sectors hit by COVID-19-related closures.

Anheuser-Busch InBev shifts sports spend to COVID-19 crisis - video 26 March 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s US unit has redirected its sports and entertainment investments to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bacardi said the new platform will include online classes and workshopsBacardi’s Bombay Sapphire lines up ‘Create-From-Home’ initiative 26 March 2020

Bacardi is to launch an online platform under its Bombay Sapphire brand, designed to encourage cocktail-making creativity among those who are at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Distell joins a growing number of companies producing alcohol for hand sanitsersDistell Group joins hand sanitiser efforts 26 March 2020

Distell Group has lined up hand sanitiser production as it looks to join the fight against COVID-19.

DISCUS said the closures of craft distilleries would be an Distilled Spirits Council applauds US COVID-19 relief package 26 March 2020

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States has hailed the passage of the third COVID-19 relief package by the US Senate.

The latest report from just-drinks FUTURES considers the future role of social media for food and drinks brand ownersOver the influence? The future of social media - just-drinks FUTURES Vol.7 - FREE TO ACCESS 25 March 2020

In the latest edition of FUTURES, we explore what the next generation of social media platforms might look like. We outline the trends behind changing consumer needs and explore our evolving relationship with data. As with all FUTURES reports, we finish with a look at what food and drinks companies can do now, to ensure they are prepared.

Diageo's UK brand ambassadors will take to social media to give advice on making cocktails at homeDiageo GB launches ‘Drinks at Home’ social media takeovers 25 March 2020

Diageo’s Reserve World Class GB unit is to launch a series of social media videos designed for the on-premise and consumers who are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

Danone said the funds will include donations in communities where the company operatesDanone pledges US$1.5m to US food charities 25 March 2020

Danone North America has lined up a package to support food charities in the US as it looks to aid food access in communities across the country.

DISCUS said it has worked closely with regulators to overcome red tapeDistilled Spirits Council launches COVID-19 hand sanitiser online hub 25 March 2020

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States has launched an online portal to help the increasing number of distillers producing hand sanitiser.

Calexo’s sparkling cannabis-infused beverages contain 10mg of THC per bottleCalexo’s sparkling cannabis-infused beverages - Product Launch 25 March 2020

Los Angeles-based Calexo has released a low-dose THC sparkling drink in the US.

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