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Britvic's FY Performance by Region - Focus 25 Nov 2015

Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the 52-weeks to 27 September. 

Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment 24 Nov 2015

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Advertiser.

Britvic's Q4 and FY - Preview 23 Nov 2015

On Wednesday, Britvic will report its Q4 and full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the 28 September:

Concha y Toro sponsors Brit Awards with Frontera 23 Nov 2015

The UK arm of Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro is to sponsor music event The Brit Awards. 

Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits 13 Nov 2015

In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.

Latest News

Britvic targets 2016 Brazilian bounce 25 Nov 2015

Britvic expects to raise earnings next year by as much as 10% as it beds in new Brazilian acquisition Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA).

Berry Bros & Rudd launches The Glenrothes 1969 25 Nov 2015

Berry Bros & Rudd is to release an additional cask of its The Glenrothes single malt from 1969.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK rolls out TV ad 24 Nov 2015

Mast-Jaegermeister's UK unit has rolled out a new advertising campaign, as part of a GBP2.7m investment.

Jimmy's Iced Coffee adds Mocha - Product Launch 23 Nov 2015

UK-based Jimmy's Iced Coffee has extended its range to include a Mocha variant.

Dunnet Bay moves into vodka with Holy Grass 20 Nov 2015

Rock Rose Gin producer Dunnet Bay Distillers has entered a new category with the launch of Holy Grass Vodka.

Carlsberg counters UK payment terms attack 19 Nov 2015

Carlsberg has said that a recent change in the UK to its supplier terms, which has drawn the ire of several business organisations, does not apply to all of its suppliers.

Fever-Tree unveils first TV spot 19 Nov 2015

UK tonics and mixers producer Fever-Tree has launched its first TV ad in the country.

Whyte & Mackay to distribute Camus Cognac 19 Nov 2015

Whyte & Mackay is to distribute Camus Cognac in the UK.

Britvic's J2O Instagram ad banned 18 Nov 2015

Britvic has come under fire from the UK's advertising trade body for a J2O Instagram campaign. 

Babco UK's Tofka flavoured vodka - Product Launch 18 Nov 2015

The UK arm of Irish company Babco has lined up the release of its Tofka toffee-flavoured vodka in the country.

Latest blogs

Baileys and the "bellwether of naffness" 18 Nov 2015

Companies are very protective of their brand image. So it is refreshing to hear Diageo's Garbhan O’Bric, the global brand director for Baileys, speak the unvarnished truth when talking about the liqueur's recent past.

From pixels to pilsner - how video games are moving into alcohol 26 Oct 2015

Alcohol companies love a good movie tie-in. A brush with Hollywood glamour seems to give marketers the warm and fuzzies, judging by the number of deals done over the past few years. The new James Bond movie, for example, has both Heineken and Moët Hennessy's Belvedere vodka on board.

Beer-hemoth? Eight ideas for a Anheuser-Busch InBev/SABMiller name 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.