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"Great anxiety" for US distillers as tariff rows rumble on - FREE TO READ

The Trump administration's "bold" approach to international trade could help resolve the tariff dispute impacting spirits producers on both...

Villa Maria CEO quits after just a year - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

Villa Maria Estate has confirmed to just-drinks that its previous CEO left the company last year....

"No swift action" on US CBD regulation after FDA comments, warns analyst

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst...

Millennials drive fall in US frequent wine consumption - figures

The number of "frequent" wine drinkers among Millennial consumers in the US has fallen by almost 8m in the past four years, new data has sho...

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Champagne Lanson starts 2020 with GTR executive change 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Champagne Lanson has confirmed a switch in its Global Travel Retail operations, with Olivier de la Giraudière leaving the company after 15 years.


Stoli Group creates chief commercial officer post for Canada, US 17 Jan 2020

Richard Woodard

Stoli Group has appointed former Jackson Family Wines and Regal Wine Co executive Jonathan Hollister to fill the newly-created role of chief commercial officer.


"Great anxiety" for US distillers as tariff rows rumble on - FREE TO READ 17 Jan 2020

Richard Woodard

The Trump administration's "bold" approach to international trade could help resolve the tariff dispute impacting spirits producers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

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


Villa Maria CEO quits after just a year - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Villa Maria Estate has confirmed to just-drinks that its previous CEO left the company last year.


Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt? - analysis 17 Jan 2020

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 Coca-Cola Co unveils creatine-based Powerade Ultra 17 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to launch a variant of Powerade containing creatine as the company ramps up its sports drink portfolio.


Latitude Beverage's Wheel Horse rye whiskey - Product Launch 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Latitude Beverage is readying the release of the first batch of a rye whiskey produced in Kentucky.


Nestle commits US$2.1bn to recycled plastic packaging pledge 16 Jan 2020

Andy Coyne

Switzerland-based food and beverage giant Nestlé is to invest up to CHF2bn (US$2.1bn) in a shift to recycled plastic packaging.


"No swift action" on US CBD regulation after FDA comments, warns analyst 16 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst has said.


PepsiCo unveils Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel Zero as non-sugar portfolio grows 16 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has further expanded the zero-calorie roster of its Mtn Dew brand with the launch of a no-sugar Game Fuel.


MBF Co's Slapjack Jackfruit Vodka - Product Launch 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

US drinks company MBF Co has launched what it claims is the world's first jackfruit spirit. The company describes Slapjack as "juicy and tropical, with a touch of sweet heat".


PepsiCo rolls out new look for Pepsi Zero Sugar in Super Bowl push 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has lined up a Super Bowl giveaway to highlight new pack designs for its sugar-free namesake brand.


Gin maker Fishers names Christian Hamilton commercial director 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

UK gin producer Fishers has appointed its first commercial director in an effort to expand its business.


SHS Drinks’ WKD Dark Fruit - Product Launch 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

SHS Drinks has added a dark fruit variant to its WKD RTD brand as it looks to tap into the "easily understood ‘dark fruit’ concept".


"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 2020

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.


MatchaBar hires Billie Eilish, Diplo for Hustle flavour push 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

Matcha energy drinks company MatchaBar has lined up a new campaign and new flavours for its Hustle brand in the US market.


Lucky Saint rolls out non-alcoholic beer on draught in UK bars 16 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

UK non-alcoholic brewer Lucky Saint has launched a draught version of its namesake beer in around 40 bars in its home market.


PepsiCo to fight "severe" climate change threat with US renewables switch 15 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

The coming decade will be "critical for the future of our planet's health", according to PepsiCo CEO Ramon Laguarta, as the company announced plans to move to 100% renewable electricity in the US.


Millennials drive fall in US frequent wine consumption - figures 15 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

The number of "frequent" wine drinkers among Millennial consumers in the US has fallen by almost 8m in the past four years, new data has shown.


Villa Maria Estate names Matt Deller chief of sales & marketing 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

New Zealand's Villa Maria Estate has appointed Matt Deller MW to the newly-created role of chief global sales & marketing officer.


Ronald Allen retires from The Coca-Cola Co board 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced the retirement of one of its long-standing board members.


Tomatin’s Warehouse 6 collection - The 1977 - Product Launch 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin has released the fourth expression in its ultra-premium 'Warehouse 6 Collection' line.


Purity Organic snaps ups Sweet Leaf Tea in Dunn’s River Brands deal 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

California-based organic food company Purity Organic has acquired the owner of the Sweet Leaf Tea iced-tea brand.


Heineken reveals latest James Bond push - video 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

Heineken has released details of its latest James Bond TV commercial, featuring Bond star Daniel Craig.


What effect does alcohol have on consumers with a lower socio-economic status? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 235 16 Jan 2020

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).


Edrington to shutter South Korean operations - Scotch in South Korea data 15 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Edrington is to close its South Korea unit amid long-term declines for the Scotch whisky category in the country.


Ocean Spray unveils coffee "hybrid" Ocean Spray Brew 14 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Ocean Spray has launched a "hybrid" drink in the US that combines cranberry juice with cold brew coffee.


US hard seltzer sales to jump by 270% in 2020 - analyst 14 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Hard seltzer is set to almost triple in value in the US this year as demand for the booming beverage category refuses to subside, an analyst has forecast.


Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee set for GTR release 14 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Mast-Jägermeister will roll out the recently-launched coffee-flavoured extension of its namesake liqueur brand in the Global Travel Retail channel.


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