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Advice for brewers in the time of COVID-19

There's only one subject on everyone's minds at the moment, Stephen Beaumont included. This month, our beer expert looks at the options avai...

Over the influence? The future of social media

In the latest edition of FUTURES, we explore what the next generation of social media platforms might look like. We outline the trends behin...

COVID-19 CSR activity around the world - Mar

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews s...

Provenance and quality not enough for spirits - II

Earlier this month, category commentator Richard Woodard set the cat among the spirits pigeons when he argued that there's more to a success...

Latest Interviews

"Powers is the sleeping giant of Irish whiskey" - Interview - Irish Distillers global marketing director Brendan Buckley 11 Feb 2020

Andy Morton

Brendan Buckley is the global marketing director for Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit, owner of the Jameson whiskey brand. As Irish whiskey continues to grow in popularity outside of its core US market, just-drinks spoke to Buckley about raising the awareness of Irish Distillers' other brands. He also talked about the recent success of rival whiskey Proper No. 12, fronted by mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor, as well as moves to ramp up Jameson's e-commerce footprint.

"Let me say right here, plastic in itself is not the issue" - Interview - Refresco CEO Hans Roelofs 31 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

just-drinks deputy editor Andy Morton spoke to Hans Roelofs, Refresco CEO for almost 13 years, about why we can expect more US M&A activity from the group. Roelofs also gives his inside take on the CCEP purchase and talks about plastic's position as a priority for the soft drinks industry.

Latest News

Coronavirus COVID-19 and the global drinks industry - just-drinks timeline - FREE TO ACCESS 3 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Here's a timeline of the effect the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis is having on the global drinks industry:

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 3 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

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

Kweichow Moutai Group launches online marketing push for Moutai baijiu 1 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Chinese baijiu market leader Kweichow Moutai Group has kicked off a global social media activation for its namesake brand.

Asahi readies Birell redesign in Czech, Slovakia 1 Apr 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Asahi has lined up a packaging update for its non-alcoholic beer brand, Birell, in two European markets.

Alcohol sales bans increase to combat coronavirus - reports 31 Mar 2020

Andy Morton

A handful of regions around the world have reportedly banned alcohol sales to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Diageo pauses India manufacturing as coronavirus impacts global production 30 Mar 2020

Andy Morton

Diageo has shut down manufacturing sites in India as it overhauls working conditions across its global production footprint in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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