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Concha y Toro's guide to capturing the post-COVID-19 wine consumer - analysis 2 Jun 2020

Concha y Toro has outlined strategies that wine companies can adopt to connect with consumers once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, including targetting new occasions such as the virtual catch-up.

Carlsberg's Marston's JV a boost for both sides - analysis 26 May 2020

Beverage industry analysts have welcomed Carlsberg's UK joint venture with pub owner and brewer Marston's, calling the move both financially and strategically attractive.

Carlsberg and Marston's may be winners in UK JV, but there are losers - comment 22 May 2020

Since COVID-19 started its worldwide creep earlier this year, the impact of measures introduced to curb the coronavirus has weakened a vast swathe of businesses. In drinks, industry observers have been holding their breath in anticipation of a splurge of M&A activity, at bargain-basement prices.

Why a low abv and a botanical leaning is the ideal drinks mix this summer - analysis - FREE TO READ 22 May 2020

As the summer approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, many drinks brand owners are lining up their seasonal variants. For the alcohol industry, botanical flavours look set to continue to be all the rage in the coming months.

"'Watershed moment' is the right term to use" - Charlie Merrells, chief strategy officer for Amazon agency Molzi - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 20 May 2020

Charlie Merrells left his job as Amazon's UK category head for beer, wines and spirits days before the coronavirus lockdown hit the country. He could hardly have picked a more tumultuous moment for retail as the pandemic pushed consumers - many for the first time - towards the e-commerce channel. In his new role as chief strategy officer for Amazon agency Molzi, Merrells is tasked with navigating companies through the new sales environment. Many of these firms have also been pushed towards the channel for the first time because of the coronavirus. In an interview with just-drinks this week, Merrells talks about what the rush to online has meant for beer, wines and spirits, the mistakes companies make when selling on Amazon and whether new trends for direct-to-consumer will outlive the pandemic.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev's Camden Town Brewery rolls out retro beer pack 3 Jun 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev's London craft brewer, Camden Town Brewery, has delved into its past to relaunch former favourites in a so-called 'Throwback Pack'.

Proximo Spirits’ Boodles Rhubarb & Strawberry Gin - Product Launch 3 Jun 2020

Proximo Spirits has lined up a new flavour for its Boodles British Gin brand ahead of next weekend’s world gin day.

The Glasgow Distillery Co’s Malt Riot Blended Scotch Whisky - Product Launch 3 Jun 2020

The Glasgow Distillery Co has added to its portfolio a blended malt Scotch whisky that commemorates riots in the 18th Century over a malt tax.

Top Beverages' Dona Sofía CBD-infused alcoholic RTDs - Product Launch 2 Jun 2020

CBD spirits company Top Beverages is poised to release what it claims is the first CBD-infused alcoholic RTD in the UK.

Innis & Gunn’s Rye Whiskey Cask & Scrubs Lager Beer - Product Launch 2 Jun 2020

Innis & Gunn has released two new limited-edition beers in the UK.

Biotiful Dairy’s Kefir Mango and Blackcurrant - Product Launch 2 Jun 2020

UK start-up Biotiful Dairy has added a two-strong line of flavoured dairy drinks to its Kefir portfolio.

Calm Drinks' Calm Water Immunity+CBD - Product Launch 1 Jun 2020

UK company Calm Drinks has launched a multi-vitamen sparkling water infused with CBD.

AG Barr’s Funkin Cocktails Peach Bellini - Product Launch 1 Jun 2020

AG Barr has added a new flavour to its range of RTD canned cocktails in the UK.

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet's Glen Moray Madeira Cask Project - Product Launch 1 Jun 2020

La Martiniquaise-Bardinet has added a third expression to the 'Elgin Curiosity Range' of bottlings from its Glen Moray Scotch whisky brand.

Britvic H1 2020 - Sales rise 1.4% in "robust" start - results data 29 May 2020

Britvic has seen its sales growth slow over the first six months of its current fiscal year, although the top-line was still up year-on-year.