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Can craft breweries compete in lager arena? 21 Jul 2016

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer development: small, undercapitalised and ale. As much as the first two are fairly obvious – we didn't call it 'microbrewing' for nothing, and pretty much all small-scale start-ups are underfunded – the third, ale, is somewhat less self-evident. It is nevertheless directly related to its predecessors.


SABMiller's Q1 sales performance by region - Focus 21 Jul 2016

Earlier today, SABMiller released a trading update, with sales in the three months to the end of June rising by 2% year-on-year. Here, just-drinks looks at the company's top-line performance by region.


SABMiller's Q1 2017 results - Preview 20 Jul 2016

SABMiller will release its first-quarter trading update on Thursday (21 July). Here, just-drinks looks back at the beer producer's activities in the three months to the end of June.


Remy Cointreau's Q1 performance by brand, region 20 Jul 2016

Earlier today, Remy Cointreau posted flat sales for the three months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand and on a regional basis in the period.


Coca-Cola Beverages Africa - A new powerhouse 19 Jul 2016

This month, Ray Rowlands looks at how The Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller, and Gutsche Family Investments have teamed up to create Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, and considers some of its implications for the region.

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This week's top spirits & wine coverage 22 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


This week's soft drinks & bottled water coverage 22 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week's top beer & cider coverage 22 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Diageo appoints new Smirnoff head 22 Jul 2016

Diageo has named a new global head for its biggest spirits brand, Smirnoff vodka.


Europe boosts SABMiller sales in Q1 - results 21 Jul 2016

A strong three months in Europe has helped SABMiller post a 2% lift in sales in its fiscal first quarter.


Q1 flat for Remy Cointreau, FY upbeat 20 Jul 2016

Remy Cointreau has reported flat underlying sales for the first three months of this year, with partner brands offsetting slight dips across its owned portfolio.


AB InBev faces US$7bn price rise for SABMiller 19 Jul 2016

An influx of investors into SABMiller may force Anheuser-Busch InBev to raise its takeover bid by as much as US$7bn in the next few weeks, an analyst has said.


Gonzalez Byass’ Finca Constancia Entre Lunas 2013 19 Jul 2016

Gonzalez Byass has released the first organic wine to be made at its Otero winery in Spain. Finca Constancia Entre Lunas 2013 is made using 100% Tempranillo grapes. 


PureCircle to sink US$100m into stevia supply 19 Jul 2016

PureCircle is to expand its stevia footprint outside of China with a US$100m investment.


This week's top beer & cider news 15 Jul 2016

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

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Drinking & Driving? Ford and Jose Cuervo's Tequila cars 19 Jul 2016

A couple of months ago, US-based Saltwater Brewery developed 'edible six-pack rings' in an effort to curb threats to wildlife.


Your company's homepage on just-drinks 4 Jul 2016

Who do you work for? I ask, merely to draw your attention to just-drinks’ company pages.


The Coca-Cola Co's downward trajectory 8 Jun 2016

In yet one more sign that The Coca-Cola Co is losing its lustre, the soft drinks maker has, for the first time, fallen out of the top ten of a 'world's biggest brands' ranking.