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Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Cuervo 2017 - results data

In late-February, Cuervo released its results for the 12 months of 2017. Sales in the year came in 6.4% up compared to 2016, on flat volumes...

Arca Continental's FY 2016 - Focus

Late last week, Arca Continental reported its full-year results, revealing a strong rise in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a clo...

Chile's wine future burned by wild fires - Comment

Wild fires hit the Chilean - and then global - headlines earlier this month. The subsequent damage to some of the country's vineyards may ha...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer - Havana Club International's MD, Jerome Cottin-Bizonne 8 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

just the Answer - Sebastian Aguirre, Concha y Toro Marketing Director for Premium Wines 23 Jan 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, editor Olly Wehring has been travelling through the winelands of Chile with the country's biggest wine producer, Concha y Toro. While there, he met Sebastian Aguirre, the company's marketing director for premium wines, to delve deeper into CyT's biggest brand, Casillero del Diablo.

Latest News

Soft drinks bottler follows Coca-Cola FEMSA in closing Mexico plant amid security fears 13 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

A PespiCo bottler in Mexico has shut down a distribution plant two months after Coca-Cola FEMSA shuttered its factory in the area, amid concerns over employee intimidation.

"Outdated" Ron Colonial gets new packaging for Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala 12 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Industrias Licoreras de Guatemala has unveiled updated packaging for its Ron Colonial rum brand.

Soft drinks price rises beckon in Brazil as tax incentives dry up 6 Jun 2018

Gustavo Gasparian

Soft drinks companies in Brazil have been left reeling after a recent drivers' strike in the country has resulted in a reduction in tax subsidies in their main concentrate production area.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up US$1.2bn spend in Argentina 30 May 2018

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced further investment in Argentina, as it looks to improve operations in the country. 

Sales rise but Argentina struggles in Q1 for Concha y Toro - results 23 May 2018

Olly Wehring

Concha y Toro has recorded ongoing success from its renewed value focus, with first-quarter sales rising despite challenges affecting its Argentinean operations.

Diageo lines up Pierde Almas mezcal acquisition 3 May 2018

Lucy Britner

Diageo has moved further into the mezcal category with the purchase of an "ultra-premium" brand.

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