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Why Minimum Unit Pricing could prove a win for both consumers and the drinks industry - Analysis 31 Jan 2018

Towards the end of last year, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) could proceed in Scotland. The decision has prompted many questions: Is this the right approach to tackle the issue of irresponsible drinking? Are moderate drinkers being punished for the actions of a few? Indeed, is the Scottish Government using a sledgehammer to crack a nut? Laura Foster investigates.

"We've been around for almost 300 years - we never rush things" - Interview, Aspall Cyder's Henry Chevallier Guild and Molson Coors UK MD Phil Whitehead 8 Jan 2018

Over the weekend, Molson Coors announced its purchase of UK cider producer Aspall Cyder. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Henry Chevallier Guild, from the family that owned Aspall, and the MD of Molson Coors UK & Ireland, Phil Whitehead.

What does 2018 have in store for RTDs? - Industry Comment 19 Dec 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, it is a good time to ask what lies ahead for the alcohol industry. In an exclusive comment for just-drinks, the head of marketing for VK-owner Global Brands, Jen Draper, predicts what trends will shape the RTD category over the next 12 months.

Britvic FY fiscal-2017 by region - results data 29 Nov 2017

Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales but profits were down as the company invested in a business capability programme. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in fiscal 2017. All sales values are on a constant currency basis.

"When people come to Pinterest, they are at a point where they are interested in a product, service or category" - Interview, Pinterest UK & Ireland country manager Adele Cooper 28 Nov 2017

Online pinboard Pinterest is designed to help consumers plan. The platform allows users to 'pin' images for everything from wedding ideas to cocktail recipes. Earlier this year, the site crossed the 200m user mark - with the average age of a user over 18. Earlier this month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner spoke to the company's UK & Ireland country manager, Adele Cooper, to find out how drinks brand owners can make the most of Pinterest.

Latest News

UK ad watchdog dismisses Red Bull complaint - video 21 Feb 2018

Complaints against two Red Bull adverts have been turned down by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority.

Fuller, Smith & Turner makes craft play in UK through Dark Star 20 Feb 2018

UK brewer and pub operator Fuller, Smith & Turner has acquired Dark Star, a craft brewer in the south of the country.

BrewDog to increase Scottish brewery capacity, build craft beer hotel 20 Feb 2018

BrewDog is to up capacity at its main brewery in the east of Scotland, as it reveals plans to open a hotel at the Aberdeenshire site.

Berry Bros & Rudd’s London Dry Gin - Product Launch 20 Feb 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced plans to revive its namesake London Dry Gin in the UK.

Monin's Le Fruit de Monin Beetroot and Carrot syrups - Product Launch 20 Feb 2018

French syrup maker Monin has launched its first vegetable flavours as it targets new cocktail trends.

Hawkes Cidery launches beer/cider hybrid - video 20 Feb 2018

London’s Hawkes Cidery has unveiled a co-fermented beer and cider hybrid that it claims will open up new opportunities for the cider category.

Moet Hennessy looks to double Ardbeg production  19 Feb 2018

Moet Hennessy's The Gelnmorangie Co has lined up additional stills for its Islay whisky brand as it looks to increase production at the site. 

Loch Lomond Group agrees five-year tie-up with The Open golf trophy 15 Feb 2018

Scotch whisky producer the Loch Lomond Group has signed a five-year deal to sponsor The Open golf championship.

UK wine trade body unveils Wines of Great Britain branding 15 Feb 2018

The newly-created trade organisation for the UK wine industry has lined up official branding. 

Fentimans' Connoisseurs Tonic Water - Product Launch 14 Feb 2018

UK drinks firm Fentimans has launched a "super premium" mixer. 

Latest blogs

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 2018

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...

Non-alcoholic beer fails the Bernstein challenge 14 Jul 2017

Crazy days in the Bernstein offices. Taking time out from being one of the world’s top beverage analysts, the Bernstein team, lead by its London-based veteran Trevor Stirling, held its very own taste test on a range of beers while researching a new report on the non-alcoholic category.

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 2017

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.