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Sustainability in Drinks - Sugar: A Shared Priorit

Within the sustainable sourcing challenge for food and drinks producers, the focus on sugarcane is set to increase substantially over the co...

SABMiller baulks at lack of Brazil M&A

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country....


Analysis - SABMiller's LatAm aim? Drink more beer

Lucy Britner | 24 Jun 2015

Finding a way to get the people of Latin America to drink more beer is the latest challenge for SABMiller.


SABMiller keen on LatAm bunk-up with Coca-Cola

Olly Wehring | 22 Jun 2015

SABMiller has expressed an interest in growing its partnership with The Coca-Cola Co in the Latin America region.


Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Andy Morton | 28 May 2015

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liquor Policy Review has caused a few ripples as it contends not only that alcohol producers and retailers should be made liable for drink-related damage to consumers but that the minimum drinking age should be increased from 18 to 21.


SABMiller & Meantime: Notes for the New Owner

Larry Nelson | 26 May 2015

Earlier this month, SABMiller announced the purchase of UK craft brewer Meantime Brewing Co. Larry Nelson has found the instruction manual.

Latest Interviews

Interview - SABMiller's Europe MD Sue Clark

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.


The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO

James Wilmore | 23 May 2014

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.

Latest News

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 3 July in...

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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MillerCoors changes CMOs with immediate effect

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

MillerCoors has expressed dissatisfaction at its recent performance as current chief marketing officer Andy England steps down to be replaced by David Kroll.


NPD: United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Max

Rojita Tiwari | 3 Jul 2015

United Breweries has extended its premium beer brand Kingfisher Ultra’s portfolio by launching Kingfisher Ultra Max making it the most expensive strong beer (8% abv and above) in the country.


SABMiller takes to the sea for global Peroni push

Olly Wehring | 2 Jul 2015

SABMiller has unveiled the latest global advertising campaign for its Peroni Nastro Azzurro brand.


just a While Ago - On 30 June in...

Olly Wehring | 30 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 29 June in...

Olly Wehring | 29 Jun 2015

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just the week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just the week in - Beer

Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 26 June in...

Olly Wehring | 26 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 24 June in...

Olly Wehring | 24 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 23 June in...

Olly Wehring | 23 Jun 2015

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SABMiller eyes Latin America expansion

Lucy Britner | 22 Jun 2015

Global brewer SABMiller has said there is "considerable room for growth" in Latin America.


just a While Ago - On 18 June in...

Olly Wehring | 18 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


China Resources Enterprises posts Q1 bounce

Andy Morton | 17 Jun 2015

China Resources Enterprises (CRE) has posted a healthy leap in Q1 beer and soft drinks profits as the group prepares to offload its non-beer businesses.


just a While Ago - On 12 June in...

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 10 June in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 8 June in...

Olly Wehring | 8 Jun 2015

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just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 5 June in...

Olly Wehring | 5 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 4 June in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

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Latest blogs

Season of goodwill? Not if you're the UK health lobby

James Wilmore | 15 Dec 2014

The UK health lobby is always very vocal on alcohol at this time of year, predictably so, and this year is no different.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring Carlsberg, SABMiller, Campari, Monster Beverage Corp and the Australian wine industry.

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