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Protecting the brand - What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks? - analysis 12 Nov 2019

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure its continued safety in the wake of changing regulations and agreements. One of the less explored areas is how such changes may affect trademarks and intellectual property. Callum Tyndall investigates.


Slower growth for gin gives rum chance to capitalise in UK - data 28 Oct 2019

Since 2009, when the so-called 'gin boom' began, the gin category has been on-trend, particularly in the UK. Going forward, however, rum is set to dominate the headlines, according to GlobalData, with the impressive sales growth and innovation activities of recent years giving the sector a strong advantage.


The Coca-Cola Co's delicate sports sponsorship balancing act - Sustainability Spotlight 19 Sep 2019

In this month's focus on the sustainability arena, Ben Cooper considers how The Coca-Cola Co's sugar reduction efforts are being perceived by campaigners.


Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst 17 Sep 2019

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.


Diageo Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data 29 Aug 2019

In late-July, Diageo released its full-year results for fiscal-2019. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6.1% in organic terms on the year-prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Diageo's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

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Life Health Foods saves Veg & City Drinks' Savse smoothie with buyout 15 Nov 2019

Australian plant-food supplier Life Health Foods has bought Veg & City Drinks, rescuing the UK maker of Savsé smoothie drinks from administration.


Bright Spirits’ flavoured gin range - Product Launch 15 Nov 2019

Bright Spirits’ flavoured gin range - Product Launch


English Spirit’s Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Great British Rum - Product Launch 15 Nov 2019

UK distiller English Spirits has launched a rum in collaboration with British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


William Grant & Sons' Hendrick's breaks out of gin with absinthe brand extension - just-drinks comments 14 Nov 2019

William Grant & Sons has extended its Hendrick's brand beyond the gin category for the first time, launching an absinthe in the UK.


The Clean Liquor Co unveils 1.2%-abv Cleangin 13 Nov 2019

A UK TV personality has launched a 1.2%-abv gin that he says offers consumers more "quality and flavour" than non-alcoholic spirits.


Diageo's releases Fiorucci-designed bottle for Ciroc White Grape 13 Nov 2019

Diageo has teamed up with bottle personalisation company Inkd to create the latest limited edition pack in the UK for its recently-launched White Grape expression of Ciroc vodka.


East London Liquor Co's Ex-Red Vermouth Barrel-Aged Gin - Product Launch 12 Nov 2019

East London Liquor Co is to launch the tenth release in its barrel-aged gin programme.


Signature Brands’ Agnes Arber Pineapple gin - Product Launch 12 Nov 2019

UK brand owner and distributor Signature Brands has added a full-strength, pineapple-flavoured variant to its Agnes Arber gin portfolio.


Ocean Spray unveils UK overhaul, new flavour 11 Nov 2019

Ocean Spray has overhauled the UK packaging for its namesake ambient juice drinks range and added a new flavour.


Arran Brewery lines up cider launch as new plant nears completion 11 Nov 2019

Scotland's Arran Brewery is to launch its first ciders next year, including a range from its upcoming Loch Earn brewery.