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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

Duty free could be set for a return to UK ports and border entriesUK beer industry welcomes potential duty-free shopping return 11 September 2019

The trade organisation for the UK’s beer and pub industry has said the possible reintroduction of duty-free shopping could be good news for brewers.

The Alkaline Water Co is in line to have about 74m social media followers, it saidThe Alkaline Water Co to purchase AQUAhydrate 11 September 2019

US drinks firm The Alkaline Water Co has agreed to purchase celebrity-backed water brand AQUAhydrate.

Activations in the Glenmorangie Signet store include exploring the scent of the malt barley used in the whisky's productionMoet Hennessy lines up Glenmorangie Signet store in South Korea Travel Retail 11 September 2019

Moet Hennessy has announced a new Travel Retail activation for Highland single malt Scotch whisky brand Glenmorangie Signet.

Plantsy is avalable in Rhubarb & Ginger and Blood Orange & Grapefruit flavoursPlantsy’s algae protein drinks - Product Launch 11 September 2019

Newly-founded vegan brand Plantsy has lined up the release of what it claims is the UK’s first-ever algae protein drinks.

Flor de Caña's V Generaciones has a bottle cap made from volcanic rockFlor de Cana Rum’s V Generaciones - Product Launch 11 September 2019

Nicaragua's Flor de Cana has released an "ultra-luxury" rum expression.

Suntory launched its Goodmood 'water plus' brand in several Asian markets earlier this yearWhy Gen Z's interest in health & wellness should boost soft drinks innovation around Asian ingredients - Comment 5 September 2019

This month, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the driving forces behind flavour migration in Asia-Pacific.

Cees 't Hart celebrates his fourth anniversary as Carlsberg's CEO this year"The door is open" for guidance upgrades - Carlsberg H1 2019 - Analysis 19 August 2019

Good news from several Asian markets - as well as continued success with cost-savings - contributed to a positive first six months of this year for Carlsberg.

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Bud Light champions US soccer team Phoenix Rising - video 19 August 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev has released a 'mini-documentary' to celebrate Arizona-based soccer team Phoenix Rising's ongoing run of 14 games unbeaten.

Diageo workers back UK strike action over pay dispute 19 August 2019

Employees at three Diageo facilities in Scotland have voted in favour of strike action amid a dispute with the company over pay.

Amber Beverage Group unveiled Riga Black Balsam Espresso earlier this yearAmber Beverage Group taps into coffee trend with Riga Black Balsam Espresso roll-out 19 August 2019

Amber Beverage Group, a subsidiary of SPI Group, has highlighted the global coffee trend as it looks to widen the availability of the espresso-based expression of herbal bitters Riga Black Balsam.

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