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What shape is craft spiritsCraft spirits shake-out will be just the beginning - Comment 23 Aug 16

Ian Buxton

As just-drinks white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, noted earlier this month, we are experiencing a latter-day Gin Craze. But, here in the 21st Century, this is no Hogarthian excess: This boom in small batch spirits is a further manifestation of the global development of craft distilling. Far from slowing down, the craft distilling movement appears to be gathering pace and attracting ever greater interest from consumers and industry giants.

Does Michael Clarke deserve all the plaudits for  the turnaround at Treasury Wine Estates since he became CEO?How Treasury Wine Estates is rewriting the rule book - Editor's Viewpoint 22 Aug 16

Olly Wehring

For years, they said it couldn't be done. In wine, the theory goes, if you're playing a volume game then you can't all of a sudden make the switch to a value-focussed strategy. And, for a long time, they were right: Talk in recent years of getting consumers to trade up their wine choices has fallen on deaf ears. Within the space of just two years, however, Treasury Wine Estates has proved the theory wrong.

Coca-Cola India has confirmed operations have stopped at its Dasna plantCoca-Cola India suspends operations at Uttar Pradesh site 22 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola India has confirmed a temporary halt in production at its plant just outside Delhi, having been in communication with pollution control authorities.

Is a drinkable version of yogurt set to be the next big thing in soft drinks?Drinkable yogurt - The next great packaged drinks opportunity? - NPD round-up 18 Aug 16

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

Drinkable yogurt has always been the poor stepchild of cup yogurt. Makers of yogurt have generally chosen to spend their time and resources on opportunities in cup yogurt rather than pursue the beverage opportunity. But, there are signs that this is changing, as top yogurt brands are opening the innovation spigot in yogurt drinks.

TWE found generous FY volumes growth in North AsiaTreasury Wine Estates' FY Performance by Region - Focus 18 Aug 16

Andy Morton

Today, Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) said its full-year net profits more than doubled, with net sales jumping by 20%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Australian-headquartered company's performance by region:

Carlsberg sold its stake in Carlsberg Malawi earlier this monthCarlsberg's cost-saving plan "achieving traction" - Analysis  18 Aug 16

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Carlsberg reported a 25% leap in half-year net profits despite tough trading environments in several of its key markets. In its official statement, the brewer took the time to update investors on the progress of its 'Funding the Journey' cost-saving initiative.

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