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The just-drinks Analyst returns

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering em...

How times have changed for Diageo and Treasury

The timing could have been better, but yesterday's divestment of much of Diageo's wine operations has been mooted for a while. What is ironi...


Chris Losh | 6 Oct 2015

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even. Spirits, after all, were sluggish at the time, whereas wine was in impressive growth in the US and Europe. This, it was felt at the time, could be a niched, but prestigious, addition to the business.


Chris Losh | 6 Oct 2015

It’s hard to believe now, but when Diageo acquired Seagram’s wine operations in late-2000, it was seen as a real opportunity; exciting even. Spirits, after all, were sluggish at the time, whereas wine was in impressive growth in the US and Europe. This, it was felt at the time, could be a niched, but prestigious, addition to the business.


Andy Morton | 5 May 2015

There was a surprise twist to talk this weekend that Diageo was looking to divest one of its alcohol categories. For once, the rumours concerned its wine portfolio and not its beer brands.


Chris Losh | 6 Nov 2014

This month, Chris Losh not only welcomes a spate of M&A activity in the wine world, he positively bathes in it, with Treasury WIne Estates, PLB and Bibendum feeling the warmth of his spotlight.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 28 Jun 2011

Last week we ran the first part of our exclusive interview with the chief marketing officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. Here's part two, in which Olly Wehring tries to get inside the inner sanctum of A-B InBev. Read on to learn how successful he was.


Olly Wehring | 28 Jun 2011

Last week we ran the first part of our exclusive interview with the chief marketing officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Chris Burggraeve. Here's part two, in which Olly Wehring tries to get inside the inner sanctum of A-B InBev. Read on to learn how successful he was.

Latest News

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2015

Heineken has launched a GBP2m (US$3m) UK marketing campaign for its new rum-flavoured lager, Foster’s Rocks.


Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 2015

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Olly Wehring | 29 May 2015

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Latest blogs

Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.

Company research

Alcoholic Drinks in Australia

Alcoholic Drinks in Australia

Alcoholic drinks in Australia continued to feel the impact of growing health consciousness. As a result, per capita volume consumption of alcohol has largely been in decline since 2008. In addition, r...

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Beer in Australia

Beer in Australia

Craft beer sales and the number of locally-brewed craft beer options continued to increase in 2017. According to Craft Beer Reviewer, there were 528 craft beer breweries in Australia in January 2018,...

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Cider/Perry in Australia

Cider/Perry in Australia

Similar to beer and RTDs, cider/perry remained a lighter beverage options for Australians looking to moderate their alcohol intake in 2017. In addition, off-trade sales of cider/perry are being aided...

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