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Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - June 2018 22 Jun 2018

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.


"We look for the person best-suited to an opportunity, not the person who's been here the longest" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part IV 21 Jun 2018

In the final part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito, we get a glimpse of the group's employee culture, we head over to China and we consider placing some bets.


Why is kombucha gaining traction with big drinks companies? - NPD trends 20 Jun 2018

These are changing times for kombucha. Molson Coors' acquisition of California-based Clearly Kombucha earlier this month, following PepsiCo's 2016 purchase of kombucha and vinegar tonics producer KeVita and Suja's (partly owned by Coca-Cola) recent kombucha extension show that the segment is in the process of graduating from niche status to a broader market sufficient in size and scope to interest the beverage giants. This being the case, the odds on 2018 marking a breakout year for kombucha are shortening.


Why Irish whiskey must learn to manage its time - Comment 19 Jun 2018

Is the renaissance of Irish whiskey about to hit its first major bump along the emerald pathway? Neil Ridley looks at what can be learnt as the segment's popularity continues to rise.


"What people forget is this: The enemy is not here. We're all brewers" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part III 19 Jun 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down for a rare chat with Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito. In this, the penultimate in our four-part exclusive interview, we look at why volume still has a big part to play in the global beer category, why choice in the beer aisle continues to challenge brewers and where the shampoo industry has lost a customer.

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This week in beer & cider, featuring the last of just-drinks' Carlos Brito series, Heineken's Beavertown buy and is Carlsberg mulling India IPO? 22 Jun 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring PepsiCo's brace of brand overhauls, Coca-Cola Co's Horlicks consideration and kombucha has arrived 22 Jun 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring Irish whiskey's battle against time, Sazerac's barrel shortage warning and preparing for a Vranken-Pommery Cordoniu bunk-up? 22 Jun 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Vranken-Pommery Monopole joins Codornìu for merger talks 21 Jun 2018

Vranken-Pommery Monopole and Codornìu have confirmed that they have opened negotiations over a possible merger.


Intercarabao lines up US$1.3m UK Carabao promotion 20 Jun 2018

Intercarabao has announced an on-pack promotion for its Carabao energy drinks brand in the UK and Ireland.


Roust signs Emirates Airline pouring deal for Russian Standard vodka 20 Jun 2018

Roust has won an exclusive pouring tender for its Russian Standard vodka brand with Emirates Airline.


William Grant & Sons signs Tullamore Dew deal with Aer Lingus 20 Jun 2018

William Grant & Sons has lined up a partnership for it Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey brand with Irish airline Aer Lingus.


Quintessential Brands' Feeney’s Salted Caramel Irish Cream Liqueur - Product Launch 20 Jun 2018

Quintessential Brands has readied the US, UK and Ireland release of a salted caramel iteration of the Feeney's Irish cream liqueur brand.


China confirms US whiskey tariff increase amid growing trade tension - reports 19 Jun 2018

China has made good on a promise to hit US whiskey imports with a 25% tariff increase, as the prospect of a trade war between the world's top two economic powers looms.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring natural wine's Millennial opportunity, gin's Brexit threat and Pernod Ricard shows just-drinks around China 15 Jun 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.

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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.