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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

Millennials driving wine growth in Brazil - figures 25 Jul 2018

Richard Woodard

Brazil’s wine market is at an "inflection point", with growth fuelled by demand from millennials, online shopping channels and better distribution, according to a new report.


Pernod Ricard lines up Cuba price rise for Havana Club 12 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to raise the price of its Havana Club portfolio in Cuba by as much as 15%, the rum brand's first increase in the country in years.


Edrington lines up in-house Mexico distribution company 12 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

Macallan-owner Edrington is to set up its own distribution company in Mexico.


Ball Corp shutters Brazil beverage plant amid tensions 6 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

Ball Corp is to close one of its 13 beverage packaging plants in Brazil.


Coca-Cola FEMSA buys Uruguay bottler Montevideo Refrescos 2 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola FEMSA has purchased a Uruguay-based bottler from The Coca-Cola Co.


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.



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