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Frosts have battered FranceWhy 'disaster' is no exaggeration for France's wine industry - comment 5 May 21

Chris Losh

The French are known for their passion - occasionally to the point of over-enthusiasm. In his latest look at the wine category for Just Drinks, commentator Chris Losh finds that, on this occasion, that tendency to exaggerate is not misplaced for the country's wine producers.


Anheuser-Busch InBev in Q1 2021 - results preview 5 May 21

Andy Morton

On Thursday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its results from the first quarter of 2021. The numbers are the first to follow 2020's full-year sales decline of 3.7%. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped the group's performance in the three months to the end of March.


Campari Group is known for buying "dusty, unloved" brands, one analyst believesCampari faces familiar troubles as it strikes out into new territory - analysis 5 May 21

Andy Morton

It is hardly the fault of Campari Group that the coronavirus has effectively shut down the Italian on-premise and disrupted international travel. But, the group is very clearly facing the consequences.


Ocean Spray Sparkling Pink Cranberry is rolling out in the UK in a 33cl can"A CBD launch in Europe? Nothing is off the cards" - just-drinks speaks to Ocean Spray Europe MD Caroline Bethell 30 Apr 21

Andy Morton

Over the past two years, Ocean Spray has launched a raft of innovations in the US including CarryOn CBD and coffee "hybrid" Ocean Spray Brew. Now, the US cooperative's focus is on Europe as it releases Ocean Spray Sparkling Pink Cranberry in France and the UK, a new product that will not be available in its domestic market. Yesterday, just-drinks spoke to Ocean Spray Europe MD Caroline Bethell about her plans for the European market, whether a CBD Ocean Spray will launch on the continent and why consumers are getting used to less sweetness in their soft drinks.


This week on just-drinks - Here's what we think 30 Apr 21

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Another day, another RTD - Diageo released a premix line from Crown Royal last monthWhy COVID has prompted an RTD tsunami from spirits brand owners - comment 29 Apr 21

Richard Woodard

Everybody's at it! Indeed, if you're in spirits and you haven't got a premix on your roster, you likely soon will. This month, category commentator Richard Woodard considers the why's.


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