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Heineken H1 2017 by region - results data 31 Jul 2017

Today, Heineken reported a first-half jump in sales and volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the six months to the end of June by region.

How are changing eating habits affecting wine consumption in the UK? - Consumer Trends  4 Jul 2017

Changing attitudes to meals in the UK are having an impact on the amount of wine consumers drink, recent research suggests.

Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit after UK election? - Focus 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 - Comment 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.

"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - 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.

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Vivid's Matcha Green Tea flavours - Product Launch 20 Sep 2017

UK matcha tea producer Vivid has added three flavours to its portfolio.

UK ad watchdog dismisses Anheuser-Busch InBev complaint - video 20 Sep 2017

A complaint against a television advert and Tweet for Anheuser-Busch InBev brand Bud Light has been thrown out by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority.

Thatchers, Kopparberg win UK cider battle as sales sizzle - Nielsen figures 19 Sep 2017

Thatchers and Kopparberg were the biggest beneficiaries as warm weather at the start of the summer pushed UK cider sales above GBP1bn (US$1.35m), according to Nielsen data.

Heineken airs online TV show in Old Mout cider campaign - video 19 Sep 2017

Heineken has launched an online TV show to support its Old Mout cider brand in the UK.

Berry Bros & Rudd launches No 3 London Dry Gin Kingsman iteration 18 Sep 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has released a limited edition bottling of its No 3 London Dry Gin brand, to tie in with the latest Kingsman movie.

One Drinks' One Origins range - Product Launch 18 Sep 2017

UK beverage company One Drinks has launched a range of botanically-infused spring water drinks.

Innis & Gunn gets shareholder backing for near-30% stake sale to LVMH-backed L Catterton 18 Sep 2017

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has confirmed its intention to divest a near-30% stake to an LVMH-backed private equity firm, after the plan was approved by shareholders. 

Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up Prohibition Brew for UK 15 Sep 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to launch its non-alcoholic Budweiser, Prohibition Brew, in the UK.

Aspall considers sale, with Molson Coors in the frame - report 14 Sep 2017

Privately-owned Aspall has declined to comment on reports linking the UK cider producer to takeover talks with Molson Coors.

Eden Mill’s Eden Mill gin liqueur range - Product Launch 14 Sep 2017

Scotland-based start-up Eden Mill has released a three-strong range of flavoured gin liqueurs.

Latest blogs

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'.

Are you a beer geek? Take the Brewdog quiz and find out 28 Jun 2017

Brewdog, the Scottish craft brewer, likes to claim its drinkers are some of the most knowledgeable around.