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Accolade and Conviviality - The best and the worst

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The just-drinks Analyst returns

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an i...


Ian Shackleton | 1 Mar 2018

just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his monthly look at the drinks industry from an investor's point of view. And, he's just in time for results season.


Ian Shackleton | 1 Feb 2018

Starting the year as he means to go on, just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, considers where we should put our investment spend in 2018. Ian also looks at how the analyst community is reacting to the introduction of MiFiD II and explains the reasons behind his favourite drinks category.


Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2017

In the world of mass-market cider, geography has become a valuable marketing tool. Of the major brands on sale in the UK, Heineken's Old Mout claims New Zealand heritage, Strongbow English, while both Rekorderlig and Kopperberg play heavily on their Scandinavian roots. Now, C&C Group is looking differentiate itself in the UK's cut-throat cider market by bolstering the Irish credentials of its Magners brand.


Ian Shackleton | 14 Sep 2017

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts on the attractions of vertical integration in UK beer and pubs, and a warning that financial regulatory change will dramatically change corporate communications – and increase the value of just-drinks.

Latest Interviews

James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Sue Clark has spent the last two-and-a-half years heading up SABMiller's European business. It's been a tough introduction to the world of P&L, after ten years in a corporate affairs role. Here, just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore speaks to Clark on how she manages the region, her aim to attract more women to beer and her intriguing hobby.


Olly Wehring | 27 Jan 2011

Every month, managing editor Olly Wehring turns his spotlight into the eyes of a senior drinks executive. First up in 2011 is the CEO of William Grant & Sons, Stella David.

Latest News

Richard Woodard | 1 Aug 2018

Magners Irish Cider’s Dark Fruit flavour is now available in the UK in a glass bottle following its launch in cans and on draught.


Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2018

C&C Group has extended its Tennent’s Lager sponsorship of Scottish Rugby.


Andy Morton | 21 May 2018

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".


Andy Morton | 18 May 2018

C&C Group continues to return familiar faces to the former Conviviality Group in the UK, appointing Steve Thomson as Matthew Clark executive chairman.


Olly Wehring | 16 May 2018

C&C Group has reported its second successive year of sales declines, with fiscal-2018 proving "challenging" in its main markets.


Olly Wehring | 14 May 2018

Michael Saunders, the former head of Bibendum, has been reinstated to the role of chief executive by the UK on-premise distributor's new owner, C&C Group.


Andy Morton | 8 May 2018

C&C Group is bringing heritage cues to its Scottish Tennent’s Lager with new cans that detail the beer's 130-year history and German inspiration.


Andy Morton | 3 May 2018

C&C Group has secured the UK & Ireland distribution rights to Tsingtao after the Chinese beer brand parted company with Halewood Wines & Spirits.


Andy Morton | 26 Apr 2018

C&C Group is delivering information packs to Scottish alcohol retailers ahead of the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing next week.


Andy Morton | 4 Apr 2018

C&C Group has confirmed its acquisition of Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB, two UK alcohol distribution units from the failed Conviviality group that applied for administration last week.


Andy Morton | 27 Mar 2018

Heineken has confirmed it is to launch a new cider in Ireland as it continues to spar with the country's category leader, C&C Group's Bulmers.


Andy Morton | 13 Mar 2018

A distribution deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev has helped turn around C&C Group’s UK cider volumes, but the company continues to struggle in Ireland.


Lucy Britner | 5 Mar 2018

C&C Group has announced a partnership between its Magners Irish Cider brand and UK festivals organiser Global.


Andy Morton | 20 Feb 2018

C&C Group has exited a US distribution deal with Pabst Brewing Co and will retake control of its cider brands in the country.


Andy Morton | 12 Dec 2017

C&C Group is ramping up the UK launch of Magners Dark Fruit after rolling it out in England for the first time last month.


Andy Morton | 8 Dec 2017

C&C Group has released a pint glass for its Tennent’s Lager brand that resembles a Christmas jumper.


Andy Morton | 9 Nov 2017

C&C Group has reiterated its support for minimum unit pricing in Ireland as authorities in the country put the brakes on the measure over cross-border trade fears.


Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2017

C&C Group has said its interim CFO Jonathan Solesbury will take the job on a permanent basis.


Lucy Britner | 26 Oct 2017

C&C Group has blamed currency headwinds and a revised distribution arrangement on a fall in sales and profits during the first half of fiscal-2018.


Lucy Britner | 4 Sep 2017

C&C Group has lined up the purchase of a 47% holding in Admiral Taverns as part of a takeover of the UK pub operator.


Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2017

C&C Group has partnered with a home-delivery service for the first time to deliver limited-edition Magners packs to consumers in the UK.


Lucy Britner | 1 Aug 2017

C&C Group has appointed Jonathan Solesbury to the role of interim group chief financial officer.

Latest blogs

James Wilmore | 3 Oct 2014

Is Heineken hoping to repeat the trick that shot Magners to fame with its new Strongbow campaign in the US?


James Wilmore | 22 Aug 2014

Poland is hardly noted for its cider consumption, but all this could be about to change.

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