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Responsible drinking activations around the world

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

Drinks companies' land use in the spotlight

Ben Cooper looks at how the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will influence drinks manufacturers' greenho...

What effect does alcohol have on obesity?

While alcoholic beverages contain calories that are absorbed, the association between alcohol intake and body weight and obesity is unclear....

The effect of beverages on developing diabetes

Of all lifestyle factors that relate to health and disease, probably the most difficult ones to evaluate are dietary factors, including food...

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Blockchain in drinks traceability and beyond - Interview 14 Aug 2019

Rosie Lintott at GlobalData

At the start of this year, labelling manufacturer Avery Dennison announced a collaboration with technology start-up Everledger to develop a blockchain-based labelling offering that would allow wine bottles to be tracked using near-field communication technology. GlobalData's Rosie Lintott spoke to Julie Vargas, director of Avery Dennison's global market development for radio frequency identification (RFID) in the food and drink sector, about the project and to find out more about blockchain's broader industry applications.

"Taking pricing on your core trademarks is part of the premiumisation journey" - just-drinks meets Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi - Part II 11 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

In the first part of our interview with Beam Suntory's CEO, which was published earlier this week, Albert Baladi talked broadly about the group, its strategy going forward and how Beam intends to grow. Here, in part two, we look at the company's portfolio and the positioning of and prospects for its major brands.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 23 Aug 2019

Olly Wehring

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

Heineken 0.0 launch in India sets stage for Anheuser-Busch InBev battle 23 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Heineken has launched the non-alcoholic version of its namesake lager in India, as the world's two biggest brewers prepare to face off in the country's emerging zero-abv category.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's That Boutique-y Rum Co Signature Blends - Product Launch 23 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

That Boutique-y Rum Co, which is part of Anheuser-Busch In Bev's Atom Group, has launched a Signature Blends range.

Plastic microparticles in bottled water "low risk" - World Health Organisation 22 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Microplastics in bottled water pose a low risk to human health at current levels but more research is needed to reassure consumers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Diageo spends US$27.3m to up stake in United Spirits 22 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Diageo has slightly increased its United Spirits holding, raising its stake in the Indian distiller to 55.2%.

Bacardi rolls out Bombay Sapphire global campaign - video 21 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Bacardi has unveiled a US$20m global activation for its Bombay Sapphire gin brand.

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