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Dan Jago previously worked as the wine director for Tesco supermarket before joining Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015"In other companies, the product is more important than the organisation. In Berry Brothers & Rudd, it's the other way around." - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO , Berry Bros & Rudd - Part II 24 Feb 17

Olly Wehring

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.


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Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on an organic basis increasing by 6%. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola Amatil's figures for last year by region.


Does the growth in the number of breweries globally predicate a rise in the number of beer SKUs available to consumers?Why the threat of excess choice in beer is over-stated - Comment 21 Feb 17

Stephen Beaumont

A theory has formed in the beer industry in recent months that the sheer range of brews on offer is leading to consumer fatigue. This month, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the evidence supporting and countering this theory.


Three of JapanIs Japan's beer market coming back to life? - Comment 21 Feb 17

Andy Morton

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look overseas for growth.


Key trends for the spirits sector in 2017 - Focus 21 Feb 17

Spiros Malandrakis at Euromonitor International

As Euromonitor continues its look at the trends that are poised to drive the drinks industry in 2017, senior drinks analyst Spiros Malandrakis turns his attention to the spirits category.


Headquartered in London, Berry Bros & Rudd was founded in 1698"It's been quite a cultural change for the business" - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO, Berry Bros & Rudd - Part I 21 Feb 17

Olly Wehring

In August 2015, UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd appointed Dan Jago as its CEO. Since then, the former group wine director at Tesco has overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters to learn more about the changes he has introduced.


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