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Cocktail Courier unveils 12-serve margarita 'Party Can'

9 Jul 2020

A US cocktail delivery service has launched a resealable 'Party Can' that contains 12 RTD cocktail serves.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spiritsbids farewell to emerging spirits lead

6 Jul 2020

The head of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits' emerging spirits division has left the US distributor after a 17-year tenure.

Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

2 Jul 2020

Pernod Ricard has joined the raft of beverage companies in temporarily withdrawing its marketing spend from social media platforms in the US, bolstering the move with the creation of a crowdsourced app to highlight hate speech.

Eastside Distilling appoints Paul Block as CEO

1 Jul 2020

Eastside Distilling has installed chairman Paul Block as CEO as the US distiller's current chief executive prepares to leave after nine months in the role.

Former Diageo exec Dave McNulty fills Stoli Group's CMO vacancy

30 Jun 2020

Stoli Group's VP of marketing & communications has been promoted to the role of CMO, only nine months after joining the wine and spirits company.

Diageo echoes Pernod Ricard with carbon-free distillery pledge

30 Jun 2020

Diageo has followed Pernod Ricard in pledging to open its first carbon-neutral distillery.

58 Gin’s 58 Gin Hard Seltzer - Product Launch

30 Jun 2020

UK distillery 58 Gin has released a hard seltzer under its namesake brand.

Diageo's Prima & Ultima vintage single malt Scotch whisky range - Product Launch

30 Jun 2020

Diageo has launched a set of rare single malt Scotch expressions, including the last Cragganmore cask from coal-fired stills and a less peaty Talisker.

The Coca-Cola Co, Diageo pull social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co and Diageo have joined a number of companies in putting a temporary stop on their social media advertising, including Facebook, in an ongoing row over hate speech.

Pernod Ricard apes Diageo with office consolidation in Paris

25 Jun 2020

Pernod Ricard has lined up the consolidation of its offices in Paris, with the group's global headquarters set to move eastwards in the city.

The Boston Beer Co launches Truly hard seltzer sorbet

24 Jun 2020

The Boston Beer Co has turned to ice-cream as a means to gain further traction in the US hard seltzer category.

Diageo pledges US$100m to support global on-premise

24 Jun 2020

Diageo is to spend US$100m over the next two years to help pubs and bars around the world reopen from the coronavirus lockdown.

Breakthru recruits next lead for Diageo, Moet Hennessy unit in US

24 Jun 2020

US alcohol wholesaler Breakthru Beverage Group has promoted internally for the next head of its Diageo- and Moet Hennessy-focused unit, United Division.

Campari Group and Cuervo - The next big spirits buy? - analysis

23 Jun 2020

After six years of waiting, could the next transformative deal for the spirits industry be on the horizon? To observers, Campari Group's manoeuvres of late suggest as much, with one analyst going so far as to name Cuervo as a possible target.

Diageo delays fiscal-2020 results because of remote working

22 Jun 2020

Diageo has blamed remote working for a decision to hold back announcing its fiscal-full-year results by five days.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - June 2020

19 Jun 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

UK beer industry demands pub reopening date

18 Jun 2020

UK brewers, including Guinness producer Diageo, have called on the country's Government to settle on a definitive reopening date for the on-premise or risk the loss of thousands of jobs.

Concha y Toro Performance Trends 2015-19 - results data

17 Jun 2020

In mid-March, Concha y Toro posted a 7% rise in full-year sales from the 12 months of 2019. The performance was driven by exports of the group's Chilean wine brands while domestic sales were hampered by social unrest towards the end of the year. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance over the last five years.

Diageo’s George Dickel Bottled in Bond Fall 2008 - Product Launch

17 Jun 2020

Diageo has launched a limited-edition 11-year-old bottled-in-bond whiskey under its George Dickel Tennessee whiskey brand.

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits names Carlos Ferrandiz as GM for New York unit

16 Jun 2020

US distributor Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has appointed Carlos Ferrandiz as GM for a newly-created New York division set up to handle Diageo brands.

Diageo sets up black support fund in US

15 Jun 2020

The North American division of Diageo has pledged US$20m to support black communities and businesses in the US on-premise channel that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Diageo's personal touch for Dad - Winning the marketing war in lockdown - analysis - FREE TO ACCESS

12 Jun 2020

Among the drinks trends that have been accelerated by the coronavirus crisis - excepting the rise of larger packs, e-commerce and at-home cocktail creation – attention in marketing circles has turned to product personalisation.

All change at the top for Distill Ventures in North America as Gonzalo de la Pezuela exits

12 Jun 2020

Distill Ventures has looked internally for the next MD of its North America division, with co-founder Gonzalo de la Pezuela set to leave the company.

Why craft whisky/whiskey will never be the same again - comment

11 Jun 2020

The craft whisk(e)y industry is trapped in a vice, with pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and retaliatory tariffs deepening the cracks that have existed for some time. In her debut for just-drinks, dark spirits category commentator Amy Hopkins forecasts that the road to recovery will be long and hard, and only the strong will survive.

Amazon Australia opens up for beer, wine and spirits sales

10 Jun 2020

Amazon Australia has started alcohol sales with the launch of a beer, wine and spirits online store.

Diageo's Haig Club RTD range - Product Launch

10 Jun 2020

Diageo has thrown the Haig Club Scotch whisky brand into the RTD category.

Welsh Whisky Co names Simon Roffe as development head

9 Jun 2020

Welsh Whisky Co has recruited former Diageo and Remy Cointreau executive Simon Roffe to lead its geographical expansion efforts.

Diageo rolls out Smirnoff Seltzer RTD to UK

8 Jun 2020

Diageo has launched the Smirnoff Seltzer vodka RTD in the UK.

Corby Spirit & Wine offers on-premise support with takeout locator

1 Jun 2020

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate, Corby Spirit & Wine, has lined-up a campaign to highlight local restaurants and bars that remain open for takeaway.





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