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Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit? 14 Jun 2017

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue dominating its fallout. Ben Cooper assesses the likelihood of a significant change in the UK's Brexit strategy.


The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit 25 May 2017

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered and Brexit, we have been told, means Brexit. Richard Corbett considers the likely fallout of the UK's departure for the country's soft drinks industry.


Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.


The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment 30 Mar 2017

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by which the UK will leave the EU. Although post-exit trade arrangements are not formally included in the UK's exit terms, they are sure to be the subject of intense discussions between the two sides.


Heineken's new range foreshadows craft's future 27 Feb 2017

With just over 20% of the country's total beer market value, the craft category in the US is ahead of the global curve.

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Halewood invests in Sadler’s Brewing Co 23 Jun 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has bought a majority stake in UK brewer Sadler's Brewing Co.


Coca-Cola Euro Partners to build UK warehouse 23 Jun 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners is to spend GBP39m on a new automated warehouse in the UK.


Scotch whisky export growth accelerates in Q1 22 Jun 2017

Scotch whisky export sales jumped 10% in the first quarter of the year, new figures show.


Nestlé Waters’ Perrier Flavours - NPD 22 Jun 2017

Nestlé Waters has lined up the UK roll-out of two variants from its Perrier sparkling water brand.


Heineken UK signs up for Amazon Dash button 21 Jun 2017

Heineken has become the first alcohol company to get its own Amazon Dash button in the UK.


Beam Suntory names Welsh as Scotch master blender 21 Jun 2017

Beam Suntory has appointed Ron Welsh as its new master blender and strategic inventory manager for Scotch whisky.


Halewood Wines & Spirits’ Lambrini Blueberry - NPD 21 Jun 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has launched a blueberry-flavoured variant of its Lambrini brand in the UK.


Tesco unveils non-alcoholic wine range 20 Jun 2017

UK supermarket Tesco has launched an own-brand non-alcoholic wine range for the first time.


Westons returns Stowford Press to UK screens 20 Jun 2017

Westons has updated its Stowford Press TV ad for a fresh summer push in the UK.


Cono Sur gets Miguel Indurain label 19 Jun 2017

Concha y Toro has lined up a limited-edition bottle label in the UK for Cono Sur's Bicicleta Pinot Noir, based on the Chilean wine brand's sponsorship of the Tour de France.

Latest blogs

The (temporary) return of Paul Walsh to the drinks debate 27 Apr 2017

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.


Ardbeg's US$16,000 camping trip 6 Sep 2016

News reaches us today of what has been heralded as the "world's most daring whisky challenge". The Ultimate Ardbeg ARDventurer has been launched this week with an inaugural three-day camping trip.


Heineken gets Foster's profile boost with a catch 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.