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Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, M&A plans and seltzer success – Diageo in North America - Focus 18 Dec 2018

Last week, the head of Diageo's operations in North America, Deirdre Mahlan, hosted a conference call with analysts to update them on the company's performance in the region. Here, just-drinks picks out the top topics from the call.


The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS 17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.


The soft drinks category in 2019 - just-drinks predicts 17 Dec 2018

In just-drinks' soft drinks & bottled water review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But what is in store for 2019? We take a look into our crystal ball to predict the biggest news and trends for the year ahead.


Why Brown-Forman will be one of spirits' winners in years ahead - Analysis 14 Dec 2018

Much has been written this year - not least by just-drinks - about the global trade war between the US and pretty much everybody else. As tariff barriers have gone up, the spirits company widely-considered to be in line for a drubbing has been Brown-Forman.


Should Pernod Ricard dump wine and bunk up with Brown-Forman? - Analysis 14 Dec 2018

It's been a tough week for Pernod Ricard. On Wednesday, activist investor Elliott Management, which has built up a 2.5% stake in the French drinks group, took aim at several aspects of the business. In turn, Pernod was moved to issue a 700-word statement, defending both its financial record and its family values.

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Pernod Ricard targets Africa with Jumia e-commerce stake purchase 18 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has bought into African e-commerce company Jumia in a move designed to improve the group's distribution across the continent.


Carlsberg UK names Tomasz Blawat CEO as Julian Momen prepares exit 18 Dec 2018

The head of Carlsberg's Poland division will move to become the brewer's UK CEO, as the previous incumbent prepares to leave the business. 


Flow Alkaline Spring Water's Flow Glow CBD-infused water - Product Launch 18 Dec 2018

Canadian alkaline spring water firm Flow has added a new range to its line up.


The Coca-Cola Co targets "enhanced" recycling with depolymerization loan 14 Dec 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is stepping up efforts behind so-called "enhanced recycling" in a bid to make higher-grade plastic out of recycled waste.


Alain Maingreaud replaces Erik Juul-Mortensen as TFWA president 14 Dec 2018

The Tax Free World Association, the trade body for Global Travel Retail, has elected Alain Maingreaud as its next president, replacing long-term incumbent and TFWA co-founder Erik Juul-Mortensen.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 14 Dec 2018

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Pernod Ricard's Ballantine’s Warming Spices Edition - Product Launch 13 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-time 21-year-old Ballantine's into Travel Retail that has strong flavours of spiced herbs.


Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastic - research 12 Dec 2018

Food and drinks producers must challenge their suppliers to produce more environmentally friendly packaging now or risk being at the mercy of a future ‘plastic tax’ according to the the latest report from FUTURES - the new insights service from just-food and just-drinks.


Pernod Ricard hits back at activist investor swipe 12 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has defended its financial record after an activist investor called for the company to sharpen up or continue to lose out to its competitors.


Brown-Forman's The GlenDronach Grandeur Batch 10 - Product Launch 12 Dec 2018

Brown-Forman has released the tenth expression in its GlenDronach Grandeur single malt Scotch whisky series.

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Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.