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Green shoots appear for Global Travel Retail as quarantine-free international travel returns

The Global Travel Retail industry has received a boost in Australasia, with passengers arriving from New Zealand into two Australian airport...

ThaiBev postpones BeerCo IPO as Thailand COVID cases spike

ThaiBev has blamed the latest coronavirus surge in Asia for its decision to delay an initial public offering....

PepsiCo CEO hails "rational" pricing as COVID knocks out promotions

PepsiCo's CEO believes his company should be able to charge more for US beverages this year, because rivals stung by cost increases lack the...

UK holds high hopes for India Scotch whisky duty cut - report

The British Prime Minister is heading to India later this month, with the country's authorities targeting "early wins" in a future trading r...

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Green shoots appear for Global Travel Retail as quarantine-free international travel returns 19 Apr 2021

GlobalData

The Global Travel Retail industry has received a boost in Australasia, with passengers arriving from New Zealand into two Australian airports no longer having to go into quarantine.


Innis & Gunn partners with Beam Suntory on Laphroaig cask release 19 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has teamed up with Beam Suntory’s Laphroaig whisky distillery on Islay for the release of its latest cask-matured beer.


Pernod Ricard rolls out Our/New York Basil vodka 19 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Pernod Ricard has launched a new expression under its city distilling project Our/Vodka using New York-grown basil.


Rafael Nadal to front Heineken's Amstel Ultra ahead of global expansion 19 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Heineken has signed up Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal as a global ambassador for low-carb, low-calorie light beer Amstel Ultra.


Former Remy Cointreau and Seagram execs launch Nyak Cognac 19 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Two spirits industry veterans have partnered with a venture capital fund to launch a premium Cognac brand in the US.


Is consuming alcohol good for avoiding cataracts? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 248 19 Apr 2021

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Members of The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research were generally impressed by a recent analysis of a large number of cases of cataract surgery in the UK; there were reasonable measures of the exposure (alcohol consumption), including the amount and type of beverage consumed and appropriate potentially confounding factors were taken into consideration.


The Coca-Cola Co upbeat on 2021 as Q1 bodes well - results data 19 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

The Coca-Cola Co has started this year with a return to growth, as first-quarter sales came in an impressive 6% up on the corresponding period a year ago.


Kopparberg's Kopparberg Mixed Fruit Tropical Cider - Product Launch 19 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Kopparberg has unveiled new limited edition fruit cider.


Diageo's Zacapa rum Heavenly Cask series - Product Launch 19 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

Diageo is kicking off a four-strong series of limited-edition rums from its jointly-owned Zacapa brand.


Cider subcategories advance in 2020 as COVID boosts UK off-premise - figures 19 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Cloudy and Rosé ciders grew to account for almost 10% of the UK off-premise cider market last year, according to a new report.


ThaiBev postpones BeerCo IPO as Thailand COVID cases spike 19 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

ThaiBev has blamed the latest coronavirus surge in Asia for its decision to delay an initial public offering.


Pernod Ricard lines up Beefeater RTDs for UK release 16 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to launch a range of Beefeater gin RTD cocktails in the UK after a trial in two other markets.


PepsiCo CEO hails "rational" pricing as COVID knocks out promotions 16 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

PepsiCo's CEO believes his company should be able to charge more for US beverages this year, because rivals stung by cost increases lack the will to fight on price.


Wooler Brands confirms Howler Head whiskey's UFC tie-up 16 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Wooler Brands has secured a sponsorship arrangement for its Howler Head flavoured whiskey brand with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).


UK holds high hopes for India Scotch whisky duty cut - report 16 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

The British Prime Minister is heading to India later this month, with the country's authorities targeting "early wins" in a future trading relationship that could cut the rate of duty on Scotch whisky, according to a report.


Iztok's Yebiga Bela Rakija brandy - Product Launch 16 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

US spirits company Iztok has unveiled a new brandy under its Yebiga brand name in the country.


This week on just-drinks - Here's what we think 16 Apr 2021

just-drinks.com editorial team

Here's a round-up of just-drinks' latest members-only content and a look at this week's headlines, along with our thoughts.


The Boston Beer Co's Dogfish Head Lemon Quest non-alc beer - Product Launch 16 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co's Dogfish Head brewery has launched a lemon-flavoured non-alcoholic beer.


Henkell Freixenet expands Freixenet still wine collection 16 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Henkell Freixenet has added three more still wines to its Freixenet brand, including a Rioja.


Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co enters UK - American whiskey in the UK data 16 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co is to launch two rye whiskies in the UK.


PepsiCo Q1 fails to outpace 2020 as North America beverage sales edge up 2% - results 15 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Sales growth for PepsiCo's North American beverage unit slowed in Q1 compared to the final quarter of last year, but remained in line with 2020's full-year performance.


Treasury Wine Estates readies Blossom Hill packaging revamp 15 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Treasury Wine Estates is to launch new packaging for the Blossom Hill brand.


Rioja targets 23% volumes boost in new five-year plan 15 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

The regional trade association for Rioja's wine producers has set out a five-year plan to boost volumes by 23%.


Elegantly Spirited's Strykk RTD range - Product Launch 15 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

UK drinks start-up Elegantly Spirited has launched a non-alcoholic RTD range under its Strykk brand.


Molson Coors Beverage Co buys into anti-gang brewer Tru Colors 15 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Molson Coors Beverage Co has bought a minority stake in Tru Colors, a North Carolina brewer that was founded to combat gang violence.


Diageo targets Johnnie Walker environmental credentials 15 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

Diageo has kicked off a sustainability push for its Johnnie Walker blended Scotch, with the brand pledging to be at net-zero for carbon by 2030.


Constellation Brands updates Casa Noble Tequila taste profile 16 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

Constellation Brands has relaunched its Casa Noble Tequila brand with a revised recipe.


BevCanna takes Trace plant drinks brand to Asia 16 Apr 2021

Rhodri Morgan

BevCanna is expanding the global footprint of its recently-inherited Trace plant-based beverage brand with a move into Asia-Pacific.


Bacardi's Tequila Cazadores pre-mix RTDs - Product Launch - Top ten Tequila markets 2021 data 15 Apr 2021

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has added a pre-mix RTD to the portfolio of its Tequila Cazadores brand in the US.


Why COVID has changed trade shows forever - focus 15 Apr 2021

Andy Morton

Trade shows, a staple of everyone's business year, have been among the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic. Their very design goes against even the loosest virus controls: packed with people who like to shake hands, often international and - in beverages, at least - lots of sampling.


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