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Focus - Stock Spirits' H1 Performance by Region 20 Aug 2015

Stock Spirits posted a sharp drop in first half sales and profits today as Poland continued to underperform. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:

Rekorderlig Deal Sees Molson Coors Miss Out 6 Jul 2015

Not many business empires begin with a holiday to Peru. But that was the genesis of Chilli Marketing, which last week sold the UK rights of Swedish cider brand Rekorderlig to Molson Coors.

SABMiller edges Diageo as beer trumps spirits 17 Apr 2015

Two international beverage companies released financial results yesterday - SABMiller and Diageo - to differing reactions.

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.

Analysis – The UK Budget 2015 18 Mar 2015

Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced his Budget for the UK. From Monday (23 March), the following duty changes will come into effect on alcoholic products sold in the country:

Latest News

NPD - Molson Coors' Sharp’s Brewery Rising Tide 2 Sep 2015

Molson Coors' Cornwall brewery, Sharp's, has released a limited-edition amber ale.

NPD - Britvic's Tango Orange Sugar Free 2 Sep 2015

Britvic is continuing to cut sugar from its portfolio with the release of a sugar-free Tango Orange.

UK beer sales down as World Cup hangover kicks in 1 Sep 2015

UK beer sales slipped in the past 12 months as the industry struggled against a football-free summer, new figures have shown.

NPD - Innis & Gunn's Bourbon Pale Ale 27 Aug 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has released a seasonal Bourbon-flavoured ale in the UK.

AG Barr unveils GBP5m upgrade 26 Aug 2015

AG Barr is to end production of its returnable bottles after a GBP5m (US$7.8m) upgrade at its bottling plant in Scotland.

NPD - Qcumber Premium Mixer 26 Aug 2015

Essential Health Products has launched an extension to its Qcumber range that is designed to be mixed with gin and vodka.

C&C Group rolls out Oliver & Greg's redesign 26 Aug 2015

C&C Group's on-trade wine range Oliver & Greg's has overhauled its packaging, including a new slimline bottle.

Britvic reduces calories in Fruit Shoot 21 Aug 2015

Britvic is to launch reformulated ranges across its Robinsons Fruit Shoot My-5 and Hydro brands in a bid to reduce calories and sweetness levels.

Polish gloom lifts for Stock Spirits despite H1 sl 20 Aug 2015

Stock Spirits has posted a sharp drop in first half sales and profits, but said Poland's performance improved “significantly” after weakness in the country dragged on Q1.

Cava under pressure in UK off-trade - figures 19 Aug 2015

Cava is losing heavily to Prosecco in the UK off-trade as sales for the Spanish sparkling wine dropped by 11% in the past year, new figures have shown.

Latest blogs

Is this the worst drinks ad of all time? 12 Aug 2015

We are well served in the drinks industry by quality advertising campaigns.

Making gin in the shed 14 Jul 2015

The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins.

Are you going to London Wine Week? 20 May 2015

Here in London, the second Wine Week has kicked off to coincide with UK wine trade event London Wine Fair.