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Fruit-flavoured beer? Think of the kids - Comment 28 Mar 2017

This month, just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, uses his regular column to look at the fruit-flavoured beer segment, and spies a red flag.


Has the politics of M&A changed? - Analysis 24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.


IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview 23 Mar 2017

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But, this year's exhibition marks the end of an era. Joe Bates reports.


"Coke Zero's the hero" for CCEP - Analysis 23 Mar 2017

Analysts have trumpeted Coca-Cola Zero Sugar as well as Coca-Cola European Partners' non-CSD offerings as the group's key growth drivers in 2016.


Most Valuable Beer Brands in 2017 - The facts 22 Mar 2017

Earlier this week, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance released its lists of the most valuable beer and spirits brands, globally. Here's the top 25 beer brands.

Latest News

AB InBev pledges 100% renewable electricity future 28 Mar 2017

The world's largest brewer has committed to sourcing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.


Altia highlights Nordic move to organic 28 Mar 2017

Nordic wine and spirits firm Altia has bolstered its low-alcohol and organic portfolio in a bid to meet changing consumer needs. 


Asahi draws on US$8bn loan to cover breweries buy 28 Mar 2017

Asahi Group Holdings is to take out a EUR7.4bn (US$8bn) loan to help fund its purchase of SABMiller's former central & eastern European beer assets.


Chinese beer Pearl River set for European launch 28 Mar 2017

The European arm of United Breweries is readying a Europe-wide roll-out for Chinese beer brand Pearl River.


Brexit paperwork offers alcohol smuggling opp's 27 Mar 2017

The UK’s exit from the European Union could create ideal conditions for alcohol smugglers in the years ahead, the country’s trade body for wine and spirits has warned.


SWA welcomes Scotland Food & Drink vision 27 Mar 2017

The trade body for Scotch whisky has hailed a Scottish move to drive growth across the country's farming, fishing, food and drink sectors.


BBR lines up global push for Penny Blue VSOP 27 Mar 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the international roll-out of its Penny Blue VSOP rum.


This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 24 Mar 2017

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


This week in soft drinks on just-drinks 24 Mar 2017

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


This week's beer coverage on just-drinks 24 Mar 2017

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

Latest blogs

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.