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How the sugar tax has transformed the soft drinks category - Comment 12 Apr 2018

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the move was becoming manifest long before its implementation.

Conviviality - Boy, that escalated quickly - Comment 29 Mar 2018

The remarkable speed of Conviviality's tumble from grace has surprised even the most seasoned drinks industry executive here in the UK. How could a company go from posting an 85% leap in full-year sales in May last year, to announcing the pending appointment of administrators in late-March. That's less than a year.

Five soft drinks growth drivers for 2018 - Focus 23 Mar 2018

Britvic has outlined several category trends to help boost soft drinks sales in the UK this year.

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.

Latest News

Ian Macleod Distillers' Edinburgh Gin 1670 - Product Launch 20 Apr 2018

Ian Macleod Distillers has added a limited-edition gin to its Edinburgh Gin portfolio.

Beam Suntory lines up UK Jim Beam on-premise push 20 Apr 2018

Beam Suntory has announced a bartender engagement programme for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand in the UK market.

Casella Family Brands gives Yellow Tail UK push 20 Apr 2018

The European unit of Casella Family Brands has released details of a GBP2m (US$2.8m) marketing campaign in the UK for its Yellow Tail wine brand.

Heineken UK unveils 44cl cans in Champions League drive 19 Apr 2018

Heineken is launching its namesake lager in 44cl cans for the first time in the UK as it ramps up marketing around the Champions League Final.

Halewood Wines & Spirits' Aber Falls Welsh Dry Gin - Product Launch 19 Apr 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has launched a gin from its Welsh distillery, Aber Falls.

Loch Lomond Group lines up 'largest' GTR push 19 Apr 2018

Loch Lomond Group has launched its largest Travel Retail push to date, as it looks to showcase its Loch Lomond whiskies as well as Glen Scotia single malt.

Anheuser-Busch InBev buys Master of Malt parent, Atom Group 18 Apr 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has utilised its ZX Ventures development division to acquire UK-based e-commerce drinks business Atom Group.

Bordeaux Wine Council launches Bordeaux Wine Month in UK 18 Apr 2018

The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) has lined up the first wine month for the region's wines in the UK market.

Freixenet Italian Sparkling Rosé - Product Launch 18 Apr 2018

Freixenet has added a sparkling rosé to its Italian wine portfolio. Freixenet Italian Sparkling Rosé joins the company's Prosecco, which launched in May 2017.

Lucozade Ribena Suntory unveils Lucozade Energy push amid sugar tax concern 17 Apr 2018

Suntory unit Lucozade Ribena Suntory has launched a GBP10m (US$14.3m) campaign for its Lucozade Energy brand amid reports that sales for the product have suffered from the UK sugar tax.

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'.