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The just-drinks analyst returns

In his latest report from the investment front-line, just-drinks in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, reviews second-quarter performances, bemo...

COVID-19 risks further gov't drinks intervention

Within a few months, the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically increased the health risks associated with being overweight or obese. This is...

Is there something wrong with C&C Group? - comment

Forgive my patronising tone, but I'm worried about you. I'm talking to C&C Group, who despite posting a lift in full-year sales earlier this...

France's wine industry can't blame COVID for ills

The wine producers in France are in a bit of a hole - but then, so is every other wine company around the world. Unlike their foreign peers,...

Latest Interviews

"Carbon neutrality will be basic hygiene factor stuff in ten years time" - just-drinks speaks to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller 25 Sep 2020

Andy Morton

Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller about the alcohol industry's re-tuned focus on sustainability and how the company's plan to open a carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews serves as a model for the future.

"The rest of Europe is so primed for hard seltzer" - just-drinks speaks to Loon Water co-founders Fabio & Francesca Bruni 23 Sep 2020

Andy Morton

Loon Water founders Fabio and Francesca Bruni talk about the difference between the US and UK markets, why distillers risk brand dilution with big-name launches and where the global hard seltzer category goes from here.

Latest News

Diageo targets premium flavoured gin with Chase Distillery purchase in the UK 26 Oct 2020

Olly Wehring

Diageo has started the week with a gin acquisition in the UK, with Chase Distillery set to join the group.

The worst is behind Coca-Cola European Partners as Q3 sales approach parity - results data 26 Oct 2020

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola European Partners has maintained its upbeat view of the rest of this year as sales in the third quarter slipped by just single figures.

Anheuser-Busch InBev to roll out blockchain QR codes in barley project 26 Oct 2020

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to use blockchain technology to inform consumers about where the barley used to make its beers is sourced from.

Kirker Greer Spirits' Bowsaw Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Product Launch 26 Oct 2020

Olly Wehring

Kirker Greer Spirits has added a second expression to the UK offering of US whiskey brand Bowsaw.

J F Hillebrand expands with Braid acquisition 23 Oct 2020

Andy Morton

Beverage haulage firm J F Hillebrand has purchased UK-based bulk liquid transporter Braid for an undisclosed fee.

Diageo's The Singleton 38-Year-Old single malt Scotch - Product Launch 23 Oct 2020

Olly Wehring

Diageo has lined up the roll-out of a limited edition aged expression of its The Singleton single malt Scotch whisky brand.

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