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Will value-sharing in Travel Retail become reality 3 Feb 2016

There is future growth aplenty on offer in the Travel Retail channel, but a new report suggests a reappraisal of the traditional relationship between suppliers, operators and airport authorities would be of huge benefit to drinks brands going forward.


Six key trends for alcoholic drinks in 2016 3 Feb 2016

Here, Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, shares his forecasts of the trends that will shape the alcohol industry in the year ahead.


What's so special about Islay anyway? - Comment 2 Feb 2016

The news that Hunter Laing & Co has committed GBP8m (US$11.4m) to move from independent bottler to full-blown distiller by building its own, brand-new distillery on Islay got me thinking: What makes the place so special? After all, it's hardly the only Scottish island with a distillery.


Sustainability and business goals come together 1 Feb 2016

Is the closer association between sustainability and mitigating business risk completely good news? Ben Cooper investigates.


With MegaBrew sorted, is MegaBev next? - Research 1 Feb 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's announcement of its proposed acquisition of SABMiller late last year did not come as much of a surprise, and was the culmination of over a decade-and-a-half of merger and acquisition activity by brewers. However, it raises some interesting questions, not only in how the deal will work, but also what is next for the brewing industry - or, for that matter, the overall drinks industry.

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This week in spirits & wine 5 Feb 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 in beer and cider 5 Feb 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.


This week in soft drinks & bottled water 5 Feb 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.


Highfern's Angels’ Nectar Rich Peat Edition - NPD 5 Feb 2016

Highfern has added a heavily-peated expression to its Angels' Nectar blended Scotch brand.


Diageo's Oban Little Bay single malt Scotch - NPD 5 Feb 2016

Diageo has released a new expression of its Oban single malt whisky, called Little Bay. 


Cognac sales soar in US - figures 3 Feb 2016

Cognac sales and volumes in the US have experienced double-digit growth in 2015, according to data released by the Distilled Industry Spirits Council this week. 


American rye whiskey sales leap 600% in five years 3 Feb 2016

Rye has shown the highest growth rate among American whiskies, according to figures released this week, thanks to increased consumer interest in classic cocktails and "authenticity".


Travel Retail sales rise in 2014, set for growth 3 Feb 2016

The Travel Retail channel is set to offer continued growth for wines and spirits over the coming five years, according to a new report, albeit slightly slower than the preceding five-year period.


Inter-Rhone appoints global marketing head 1 Feb 2016

The trade group for French wine region Cotes du Rhone has appointed a new marketing and communications director. 


Exclusive - Diageo upbeat on Smirnoff's future 29 Jan 2016

The Smirnoff vodka brand is still "very early" in its growth journey, Diageo's CEO has told just-drinks, although that growth is more likely to come from newer markets than existing ones.

Latest blogs

Are you fodmap-compliant? The latest health fad uncovered 23 Nov 2015

Forget gluten-free. Fodmaps are the latest food trend, and if you work in the soft drinks industry it is important to know where you stand with them.