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RUSSIA: Spirits producers line Russia's path to WTO club

8 Nov 2011

European spirits trade body, CEPS, has welcomed the likely accession of Russia to the World Trade Organisation.

UK: Scotland proposes minimum pricing, to drinks industry ire

1 Nov 2011

Scotland's Government has launched a new Alcohol Bill that seeks to impose a minimum price on alcohol in the country, to the continuing chagrin of many in the drinks industry.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

16 Sep 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

just the Facts - Scotch Whisky Exports in H1

13 Sep 2011

Exports of Scotch whisky rose by 22% in value and 19% in volume in the first half of 2011. Here, just-drinks brings you a data display to show the largest markets for Scotch around the world.

Comment - Scotch Whisky Wins New Admirers

12 Sep 2011

Thirst for Scotch whisky shows no sign of abating thanks to its new-found friends in Asia and Latin America.

GLOBAL: Scotch whisky exports jump in H1

12 Sep 2011

Exports of Scotch whisky leapt by around a fifth in the first half of 2011, owing to strong demand from emerging markets and also consumers in the US, the Scotch Whisky Association has said.

Comment - Spirits - The Thorn in Scotch Whisky's Side?

2 Aug 2011

This month, we welcome another regular commentator to the just-drinks fold. Augmenting our spirits coverage, Ian Buxton will be casting his eye over the brown side of the sector. To kick off, this month Ian looks at a character who is ruffling the feathers of many in the Scotch whisky industry.

ASIA: Scotch whisky gets S Korea, India boost

1 Jul 2011

Scotch whisky exports to Asia are expected to benefit from new trade deals in two of the industry's most important emerging markets, South Korea and India.

Drinks Retail – Part III: Controlled Versus Free Markets

30 Jun 2011

The penultimate part of this month's management briefing, looking at the retail landscape for drinks companies, considers the differences - and varied opportunities - between controlled and freer markets around the world.

Drinks Retail – Part IV: The Data

30 Jun 2011

To round off this month's management briefing on the retail landscape for drinks, we have a wealth of data for you to enjoy.

PHILIPPINES: EU, US set to declare victory on spirits tax

28 Jun 2011

The World Trade Organisation is believed to have sided with the US and EU over their claims of an illegal tax on imported spirits in the Philippines.

UK: Diageo to expand Scotch whisky capacity

27 Jun 2011

Diageo is to expand its Scotch whisky production capacity as part of a GBP20m (US$31.8m) investment in its facilities.

just The Facts - Scotch whisky exports

27 Jun 2011

As Diageo plans to increase its capacity across a range of distilleries in Scotland, we bring you the latest stats on where the biggest markets for Scotch whisky lie around the world.

UK: Minimum drinks pricing back on the agenda

10 May 2011

Minimum pricing for alcoholic drinks is back on the political agenda in Scotland after the Scottish National Party secured an overall majority in the country's Parliament.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

6 May 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Scotch Whisky Association takes legal route against Reynald & Sons

5 May 2011

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has utilised the legal process opened up by 2009's Scotch Whisky Regulations for the first time, against Scotch producer Reynald & Sons.

S AFRICA: The Coca-Cola Co, Diageo launch water partnership

5 May 2011

The Coca-Cola Co and Diageo have joined forces with WaterHealth International (WHI) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in a bid to improve access to safer drinking water in Africa.

The World Whiskies Conference 2011 – Quotes of the Day

14 Apr 2011

The whisk(e)y producers among us have been congregating in Glasgow this week for the World Whiskies Conference. The annual event has been a useful source of industry news and gossip and this year's event was no exception. As tradition dictates, here is our annual snapshot of some of the more colourful quotes from the two days.

The PIGS Markets - Part I: Iberia (Spain & Portugal)

12 Apr 2011

Following on from his introduction to the woes of the PIGS markets, the first part of this month's management briefing sees Richard Woodard focus more sharply on Spain and Portugal.

The PIGS Markets - Part III: Greece

12 Apr 2011

In the final part of this month's management briefing, Richard Woodard rounds off his tour of the PIGS markets in Greece.

GLOBAL: Scotch whisky exports set new record

1 Apr 2011

Scotch whisky exports rose by 10% in value last year to set a new record, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

21 Jan 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Scotch whisky exports on-track for record year

21 Jan 2011

Scotch whisky distillers are on-track to set a new export record for the fifth year in a row, according to the Scotch Whisky Association and the UK Government.

UK: Government's 'below cost' alcohol ban divides industry

18 Jan 2011

The UK Government's decision to ban sales of alcohol below the sum of duty tax and value added tax has split opinion in the drinks industry amid accusations that it will do little to affect prices.

Focus - Scotch Whisky Industry Gets Behind SWA Environmental Strategy

17 Dec 2010

In its Environmental Strategy Report 2010, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) provides what it believes to be ‘the most detailed dataset’ of environmental impacts of any industry. In an exclusive interview with just-drinks, Julie Hesketh-Laird, the SWA's operational and technical affairs director, spoke with Ben Cooper about what has happened since the strategy was launched 18 months ago.

Comment - UK Alcohol Policy is All Bluff and Bluster

1 Dec 2010

The UK's Coalition Government is showing every sign of being stumped by the country's love affair with the bottle, not that the industry is complaining too much.

PANAMA: Scotch whisky gets trademark protection

23 Nov 2010

Scotch whisky distillers have a second trademark success to cheer in as many months after gaining protected name status for their products in Panama.

November 2010 Management Briefing - Niche Spirits - Part II

18 Nov 2010

Part two of this month's management briefing on niche spirits considers the potential offered to the segment by the emerging markets of the world.

UK: Diageo facing showdown with beer body

12 Nov 2010

Diageo will hold clear-the-air talks with the British Beer & Pub Association in the latest example of drinks industry disagreement on Government alcohol policy.

UK: Scotland bans discount alcohol offers

11 Nov 2010

Scotland will ban cut-price promotions on alcoholic drinks after the country's Parliament voted in favour of the plan.








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