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Constellation Brands' Q1 results - Preview

Constellation Brands will report its first-quarter results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the three months to the end...

Pulling apart poor research into alcohol & cancer

Previous scientific research has shown that heavy alcohol consumption is a major risk factor for upper aero-digestive cancers, and even ligh...

Customisable drinks - The next consumer trend

It wasn't supposed to end like this – a refund of the full purchase price and a chance to forget the whole thing. Keurig Kold was viewed as...

What Brexit means for drinks industry? - Analysis

The UK's vote yesterday (June 23) to quit the European Union (EU) creates deep uncertainty, not only over the shape of future food and drink...

Latest Interviews

Global director int'l brands, Heineken - Interview 21 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Last year, Heineken secured a return to the European sports stage for its Amstel brand. Having called time on its ten-year sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League football competition in 2005, Amstel has just completed the first of a three-year tie-up with the slightly lower-profile Europa League football tournament. Replacing Amstel as Champions League sponsor? Why, it was - and continues to be - brand Heineken. Last month, Olly Wehring travelled to Switzerland to meet Walter Drenth, the group's senior global director for international brands, before being forced to endure his team's defeat that evening to Seville in the Europa League final.

Interview, Kevin Klock, Talking Rain CEO - Part II 16 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Talking Rain hit the big time with the success of Sparkling Ice. Growth for the sparkling flavoured water brand started in 2010, but Talking Rain had been around for more than two decades before then. In the second part of his just-drinks interview, CEO Kevin Klock talks about the lessons his company learned before its overnight success and how they informed his views on functional beverages. He also reveals which NBA superstar he invited to meet staff and the problems of competing for talent in an area dominated by global tech firms.

Latest News

Major spirits M&A remains out of sight - analyst 29 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

The global spirits category is unlikely to see a major M&A deal in the near future, an analyst has said.

Unibroue's Ephemere Blueberry - NPD 29 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Canadian craft brewer Unibroue has released a limited edition Belgian-style blueberry beer.

Ball Corp gets green light to close Rexam purchase 29 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Ball Corp has received the final regulatory clearance needed to proceed with its purchase of Rexam.

Warm weather boosts European beverage sales 29 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

New research has suggested that warmer than average weather across Europe helped curtail continuing downward consumption trends for drinks in the first three months of 2016. 

Distell’s Tobermory 42-Year-Old Single Malt - NPD 28 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Distell has lined up a limited edition 42-year-old iteration of its Tobermory single malt Scotch whisky.

Gruppo Campari closes Marnier-Lapostolle offer 28 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Gruppo Campari has completed its tender offer for Société Des Produits Marnier Lapostolle (SPML), with just under 98% of SPML shares coming under its control.

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