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Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

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Focus - SABMiller's Q3 Performance by Region

Earlier today, SABMiller reported a slight rise in third quarter sales and volumes. The group’s performance in emerging markets was encourag...


Andy Morton | 21 Nov 2013

Today (21 November), SABMiller released its first-half results. Here's a closer look at the company's performance by region in the six months to the end of September.


Chris Losh | 15 Jan 2013

After last week's look at what the first six months of 2013 has in store for the wine industry, Chris Losh considers the second half of the year. Prepare yourself for yet more insight and analysis from our resident wine bard.


Ian Buxton | 9 Feb 2012

Having recently returned from his travels, Ian Buxton reports back on some of the more outlandish attempts to innovate in the notoriously traditionalist world of whisk(e)y.


Chris Mercer | 6 Jun 2011

SABMiller is seeking to regroup and rebuild in Kenya after the end of a contra deal with Diageo in the country.

Latest Interviews

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2010

In the second of our just-drinks Interview special this month, Michelle Russell talks to Tom de Man, president of Africa and Middle East for Heineken, about the brewer's hopes in South Africa, and its partnership with Diageo in the region.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2015

Castle Brands has reported further recovery thanks to its rum, American and Irish whiskey brands.


James Wilmore | 17 Feb 2015

Castle Brands is continuing down the road to recovery after a healthy rise in sales saw the company turn an operating profit in its third quarter.


James Wilmore | 17 Nov 2014

Castle Brands has recorded a double-digit lift in first-half sales, helping the group narrow its losses.


James Wilmore | 23 Oct 2014

Zambian Breweries, the SABMiller subsidiary, has started work on a new US$32.6m malting plant in Lusaka.


James Wilmore | 18 Sep 2014

Production has begun at SABMiller's new US$33.3m brewery in Namibia, the company said today.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2014

Castle Brands has widened Q1 losses despite a rise in sales after it invested US$4.2m in aged Bourbon stocks.


Andy Morton | 30 Jun 2014

Castle Brands has called fiscal 2014 a “turning point” despite a difficult 12 months in which full-year sales increased but losses widened.


Andy Morton | 18 Jun 2014

The Walled Garden Trading Co, based out of Gordon Castle in north-east Scotland, is to launch its first major product from its new luxury food and drink range.


James Wilmore | 18 Feb 2014

Castle Brands has seen a strong rise in nine-month sales, but net losses widened because of further non-cash charges.


James Wilmore | 23 Jan 2014

SABMiller has started work on tripling production capacity at one of its Nigerian breweries as part of a US$110m investment.


Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2013

Castle Brands has widened its H1 losses despite an upturn in net sales.


Andy Morton | 30 Oct 2013

Diageo has released a short film with Alfred Dunhill to commemorate the launch of a limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label collection designed by the British menswear company.


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2013

Castle Brands has widened its Q1 losses despite an upturn in sales and a narrower operating loss.


Andy Morton | 29 Jul 2013

PepsiCo is to drop the “all natural” claim from its Naked Juice brand after settling a lawsuit that said some ingredients are synthetic, according to reports.


Olly Wehring | 2 Jul 2013

Castle Brands has seen its decision to reduce support for its wine brands hit the bottom line in its full year, despite a healthy rise in sales.


James Wilmore | 24 Jun 2013

Molson Coors' Sharp's Brewery brand Doom Bar has replaced Greene King IPA as the UK's best-selling cask ale, according to latest figures.


Andy Morton | 10 May 2013

Castle Brands has appointed the marketer behind The Coca-Cola Co's disastrous New Coke to its board of directors.


Andy Morton | 6 Mar 2013

SABMiller has unveiled plans to build a new US$40m brewery in Namibia as the race for dominance in Africa's beer markets heats up.


James Wilmore | 20 Feb 2013

Castle Brands is continuing its improved performance after reporting a drop in nine-month net losses, boosted by a strong performance from its spirits brands.


Andy Morton | 22 Jan 2013

SABMiller has posted a jump in third-quarter sales despite bad weather in China that saw its volumes in the country dip.


James Wilmore | 19 Nov 2012

Growth in its spirits business and a focus on cost control has seen Castle Brands report a shrinking in first-half losses.


Andy Morton | 27 Sep 2012

French wine grape growers have applauded a European Commission decision to postpone a ruling that will allow US wineries to use the label “château” or “clos” in the EU.


Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2012

AG Barr has lined up a Christmas promotion for its Irn Bru CSD in the UK, based on the brand's 'The Snowman's Journey' TV commercial.

Company research

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