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Late last month, Suntory Holdings agreed to buy a 10% stake in Edrington. What does just-drinksBeer big guns on the move, Suntory's buy into Edrington and running the rule over results - The just-drinks Analyst 18 Feb 20

Ian Shackleton

The lively start to 2020 for the global drinks industry has given just-drinks' in-house analyst plenty to think about. In his latest outing, Ian Shackleton looks at two senior management changes in beer, Suntory Holdings' purchase of a stake in Edrington and the latest round of company results that we've reported on.

Sweetness may have been successful in the past, but rum producers have much more to offer consumers, argues Neil RidleyWhy rum producers should ignore their past to win in the future - comment 17 Feb 20

Neil Ridley

In this month's outing, just-drinks' dark spirits commentator, Neil Ridley, tells us how it took a trip to the most unlikely of locations to truly discover the potential of premium rum - and why he feels the category needs to shake off its sickly-sweet persona.

Heineken has boosted its global presence under van BoxmeerHeineken’s strong global footprint leaves big shoes to fill - analysis 13 Feb 20

Lucy Britner

This week featured what analysts have dubbed a "big 24 hours" for the world’s second-largest brewer.

Incoming Heineken CEO Dolf van den Brink has experience in a number of important marketsVan Boxmeer leaves behind a more worldly Heineken as CEO dances out the door - comment 12 Feb 20

Andy Morton

When Anheuser-Busch InBev CFO Felipe Dutra announced last week was was stepping down, his replacement - another Brazilian man - did little to reflect today's widening global beer market.

Who is using TikTok and how can drinks brands take advantage? - consumer trends 11 Feb 20

Lucy Britner

 This month, Lucy Britner takes a closer look at the burgeoning social media platform, TikTok. 

A redesign of the Powers Irish whiskey brand was unveiled late last year"Powers is the sleeping giant of Irish whiskey" - Interview - Irish Distillers global marketing director Brendan Buckley 11 Feb 20

Andy Morton

Brendan Buckley is the global marketing director for Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit, owner of the Jameson whiskey brand. As Irish whiskey continues to grow in popularity outside of its core US market, just-drinks spoke to Buckley about raising the awareness of Irish Distillers' other brands. He also talked about the recent success of rival whiskey Proper No. 12, fronted by mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, as well as moves to ramp up Jameson's e-commerce footprint.

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