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Tariffs risk reversing Australian wine's hard-won China wins - comment

Earlier today, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) advanced an on-going anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine with the announcem...

China slaps import tariffs on Australian bottled wine in anti-dumping probe

The Australian wine industry has reacted with disappointment to China's implementation of substantial trade tariffs on bottled wine imports...

International Beer Strategies Conference 2020 - Free access for just-drinks readers

This year's International Beer Strategies Conference, hosted by just-drinks' sister company, Arena International, is almost upon us....

Low-sugar top of list for beverage M&A action - Whipstitch Capital MD

The beverage industry can expect a wave of acquisitions - or even IPOs - among the top tier of independent low-sugar drinks companies, an M&...

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TFWA Asia-Pacific to swap Singapore for Sanya next year 27 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

The Tax Free World Association Asia-Pacific exhibition is to move from its usual home in Singapore next year to Sanya, the resort city on China's island province of Hainan.


Tariffs risk reversing Australian wine's hard-won China wins - comment 27 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Earlier today, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) advanced an on-going anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine with the announcement that, from tomorrow, bottled imports from the country will face preliminary tariffs of as much as 217%. Comments from the Australian wine industry that this was a disappointing outcome were, to say the least, an understatement.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 27 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Heineken to add further Unilever experience to supervisory board 27 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

Heineken is poised to appoint the chief operating officer for Unilever to its supervisory board as the brewer continues to revamp its leadership team.


"There will be a reframing of consumers' creativity around this year's socialising" - just-drinks speaks to Natasha Curtin, global VP for Bombay Sapphire 27 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Like many spirits brands, Bacardi-owned gin Bombay Sapphire has had to re-evaluate its marketing strategy this year. Through activations such as virtual tastings and experimentation, Bacardi has been encouraging consumers to express their creativity through the likes of mixology and art. Earlier this week, just-drinks spoke to Natasha Curtin, Bacardi's global VP for Bombay Sapphire, about the challenges the brand has faced in 2020, the impact of recurring lockdowns on consumer habits and how the gin is promoting artistic expression across the festive season.


Westward Whiskey readies new look for US whiskey brand - American Whiskey in the US data 27 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

Westward Whiskey has updated its portfolio-wide packaging while adding another expression to its line of US single malt whiskies.


Laurent-Perrier top-line down as price/mix rises in H1 fiscal-2021 - results data 27 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

Laurent-Perrier has credited its strategy of focusing on value over volumes for helping the group ride out the worst of the coronavirus pandemic so far.


Absolut readies worldwide online New Year's Eve party 27 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Pernod Ricard has announced a global New Year’s Eve live stream party as part of Absolut’s "It's in our Spirit" campaign.


China slaps import tariffs on Australian bottled wine in anti-dumping probe 27 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

The Australian wine industry has reacted with disappointment to China's implementation of substantial trade tariffs on bottled wine imports from the country.


Pernod Ricard brings innovation to the fore in new The Glenlivet global ad - video 27 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has launched a new global activation for The Glenlivet Scotch whisky that aims to highlight the brand's latest innovations.


International Beer Strategies Conference 2020 - Free access for just-drinks readers 26 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

This year's International Beer Strategies Conference, hosted by just-drinks' sister company, Arena International, is almost upon us.


Pink Prosecco off to a flyer as new variant set for 5% share of Prosecco volumes 26 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Pink Prosecco is expected to account for 5% of total Prosecco volumes by the end of this year despite only having been certified in August, according to a recent forecast.


Concha y Toro targets "reassurance" with Casillero del Diablo UK Christmas push - video 26 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Concha y Toro has unveiled a Christmas TV ad as part of a GBP1.8m (US$2.4m) UK marketing campaign for flagship wine brand Casillero del Diablo.


Dead Man's Fingers spiced rum limited edition range - Product Launch 26 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has launched a limited edition series of flavours from the Dead Man's Fingers spiced rum brand in its home market.


Britvic targets at-home water trend as fiscal-2020 closes 6.8% down - results data 26 Nov 2020

Olly Wehring

Britvic has seen the second half of its latest fiscal full-year undo the good work of the first six months.


Low-sugar top of list for beverage M&A action - Whipstitch Capital MD 26 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

The beverage industry can expect a wave of acquisitions - or even IPOs - among the top tier of independent low-sugar drinks companies, an M&A expert has forecast.


Kirin eyes alcohol focus in Oceania as Lion Dairy & Drinks sale agreed 26 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Kirin Holdings is to sell its Lion Dairy & Drinks business to Bega Cheese for AUD534m (US$393m), marking the company's exit from the non-alcoholic drinks category in Australia and New Zealand.


New Zealand wine exports break US$2bn barrier - Southern Hemisphere Wine Production data 26 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

New Zealand wine exports have topped the US$2bn 12-month milestone, according to figures from New Zealand Winegrowers.


Kavalan launches limited edition 'Artist Series' - Other Whisky/Whiskey in Asia data 25 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Taiwanese whisky company Kavalan has launched a four-bottle limited edition series to highlight the parallels between whisky and fine art.


Diageo set for faster rebound than Pernod Ricard - Credit Suisse 25 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Diageo will recover more quickly from the coronavirus than Pernod Ricard because of the group's greater strength in the US, a report from Credit Suisse has forecast.


Most of The Coca-Cola Co cuts to complete in six months - report 25 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co CFO John Murphy has said in an interview that the majority of the company's restructuring efforts, which includes job cuts and brand culls, will be completed before the middle of next year.


The Coca-Cola Co launches COVID-era festive ad campaign - video 25 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has marked its centenary of Christmas advertising for brand Coke with a COVID-themed global campaign that focusses on the gift of presence over presents.


Rita Ora's Próspero Tequila range - Product Launch 25 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Rita Ora is bringing her Tequila brand to the UK with the help of Selfridges online.


William Grant & Sons opens Hendrick's bar in Sydney hot-air balloon 25 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons is to launch hot-air balloon flights over Sydney Harbour in Australia as part of a Hendrick's Gin marketing drive.


How to tailor your spirits marketing to the consumer of today - and tomorrow - comment 26 Nov 2020

Richard Woodard

Virtue signalling is a very easy hole to fall down when it comes to marketing spirits brands - particularly today with the hyper-connected consumer. However, category commentator Richard Woodard believes he has found an activation that skirts the hole and ticks all the 21st Century spirits brand boxes.


Carlsberg highlights global water scarcity with solar desalination project 25 Nov 2020

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is to build a solar desalination plant for an Indian village as the beer industry increasingly faces up to the global water-scarcity crisis.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Beck’s Ice Premium Lager - Product Launch 25 Nov 2020

Rhodri Morgan

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a moderate strength variant of its Beck's lager brand in India.


How hops could become part of beer's marketing lexicon - comment 25 Nov 2020

Stephen Beaumont

In days gone by, the role of hops in brewing was only of interest to the true beer aficionado. Times have changed and, with the advent of the craft brewing boom, consumers know more about hops than brand owners give them credit for. Category commentator Stephen Beaumont believes this awareness offers a marketing opportunity for beer brands big and small.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2020 25 Nov 2020

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR and environmental activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Juice on the slide in North America as consumers shift towards healthy and functional hydration - comment 24 Nov 2020

GlobalData

The North American juice market is expected to decline in value from US$14.8bn in 2019 to $12.5bn by 2023, according to GlobalData, with the downward trend expected to continue along pre-COVID lines.


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