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Campari Group has made big purchases every three-to-four years, the last one being in 2016Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt? - analysis 17 Jan 20

Richard Woodard

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to EUR4bn (US$4.4bn), according to a recent client note.


The Distilled Spirits Council of the US represents the country"The Trump administration has been bold in addressing long-standing trade barriers" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - Part I 16 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

Spirits producers in the US had plenty to worry about last year, and 2020 shows little sign of respite. Late last week, just-drinks spoke to Chris Swonger, the CEO of trade association the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. In this, the first in an exclusive, two-part interview, Swonger, who assumed the role in late-2018, leads us through the twists and turns of tariffs and trade talks in recent months.


What will shape consumer trends in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment 16 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

As 2020 kicks off, consumer trends commentator Lucy Britner offers her views on the key trends that are set to shape the next 12 months.


The latest critique from The ISFAR considers research into the effects of alcohol consumption on consumers from a lower socio-economic statusWhat effect does alcohol have on consumers with a lower socio-economic status? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 235 16 Jan 20

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

In recently-released research, the authors aimed to investigate whether - and to what extent - consumption by beverage type, BMI, smoking and other factors explain inequalities in alcohol-related harm evidenced through wholly-attributable alcohol-related hospital admissions (ARHA).


What does 2020 have in store for the dark spirits industry?What's coming up in dark spirits in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment 14 Jan 20

Neil Ridley

The dawning of a new decade will bring plenty of surprises, creativity and optimism. As we welcome 2020, then, what will be the first likely trends in dark spirits? Category commentator Neil Ridley takes a look.


How will 2020 treat the soft drinks category?What's coming up in soft drinks in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment 9 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

As 2020 kicks off, soft drinks commentator Lucy Britner offers her views on the key trends that are set to shape the category during the next 12 months.


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