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Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rain...

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...

Why has Dr Pepper Snapple bought Bai?

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group confirmed the US$1.7bn purchase of Bai Brands....

Bai Brands - What has DPSG bought for US1.7bn?

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) agreed to purchase Bai Bubbles owner Bai Brands, in a deal worth US1.7bn. Here, just-drinks takes...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Andy Thomas, CBA, CEO - Part II 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.


What next for Lucas Bols? - CEO Interview 21 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.

Latest News

Diageo wine assets integration head to leave TWE 7 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

The man who led Treasury Wine Estates' US integration of Diageo's wine assets is to leave the company.


Heaven Hill to build second Deep Eddy vodka site 7 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Heaven Hill has announced plans to construct a second Deep Eddy Vodka distillery as it looks to meet growing demand for the brand. 


Target indecisive shoppers with store ads - report 7 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchase in mind end up buying something else.


Absolut not "sufficiently focussed" on Millennials 6 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's US head has said Absolut vodka needs to focus more on Millennials, admitting that a failure to do so has hampered the brand's recent performance.


Angostura refutes integrity audit reports 6 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Trinidad & Tobago rum company Angostura has countered reports in local media that its rum stocks are "under audit".


Edrington's The Macallan Edition No 2 - NPD 6 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Edrington has launched the second in the Edition series of iterations of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.

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