“We have a clear growth ambition in alcohol” – Refresco CEO Hans Roelofs talks the opportunities in alcoholic drinks
In November, the head of the Netherlands-based business discussed M&A, its plans for growth in soft drinks and its ambitions in alcohol.
“We haven’t really found the edge of this brand yet”– Olipop co-founder David Lester on the opportunities for the fledgling, better-for-you soda maker
Olipop, which has developed drinks the company says help digestive health, believes more consumers want better-for-you options.
“Some of it is knowing which rules you can break” – PepsiCo Beverages North America’s senior director of ‘future brands’, Jenny Danzi
Ahead of Just Drinks’ ‘No- & Low- 2022’ online conference in April, we heard from Jenny Danzi, senior director of future brands at PepsiCo Beverages North America and a speaker at the event.
“You focus on what you can control”- Anheuser-Busch InBev chief supply officer Peter Kraemer
In February, Just Drinks spoke to the head of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s supply operations, Peter Kraemer, about the supply chain pressures on the world’s largest brewer.
“Kendall Jenner doesn’t need to do this for the money” – Just Drinks speaks to Mike Novy, chief operating officer of 818 Tequila
At the start of the year, 818 Tequila’s chief operating officer, Mike Novy, spilt the beans on working with Kendall Jenner.
“The ease and convenience of buying online is here to stay” – Heineken’s Beerwulf MD, Cindy Tervoort
In May, we asked Heineken whether the at-home drinking trends seen during Covid-19 would persist as the world reopened.
“We will do whatever we can to help the people of Ukraine to get through this period” – Stoli Group CEO Damian McKinney
Stoli Group‘s Russian connections pulled the company generally, and its namesake vodka brand specifically, into the spotlight after the invasion of Ukraine. Days after the offensive began, Just Drinks caught up with CEO Damian McKinney.
Danone’s digital operations push: Giovanni Pacini talks implementing automation and robotics
In October, the French giant discussed implementing automation and robotics systems across its infrastructure.
“Our growth is coming much faster than we expected” – Just Drinks hears from Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes
The opening month of the year saw us catch up with Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes after the spirits giant published its half-year results.
“Right now, success is about outperforming the market” – Craig Johnson, head of the American Whiskey Collective at Pernod Ricard
In July, just after Pernod Ricard announced the creation of a new, dedicated American whiskey unit, we sat down with the head of the business.