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Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt?

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to E...

Finally, proof the UK gin boom is over - Analysis

It's a question often asked - is the UK gin boom over? According to one analyst, for the first time we can answer with a definitive 'yes'....

Pound bounceback puts pressure on Diageo, Pernod

One of the benefits of the Brexit vote, for international drinks companies with operations in the UK, was the subsequent fall in the value o...

What does Brexit mean for drinks trademarks?

The UK's pending departure from the European Union has raised a variety of uncertainties for the drinks industry, not least how to ensure it...

Latest Interviews

"We are already producing Champagne in a climate that's different from our fathers'" - just-drinks speaks to the Comite Champagne 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The Champagne industry prides itself on being at the forefront of the climate change battle, producing in 2001 wine's first report on the effects a warming planet will have on growing and production. This week, Champagne's overseer, the Comité Champagne (CIVC), released its latest sustainability report, revealing that climate change is no longer a prospect on the horizon but is already having an effect on how Champagne is made. Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with CIVC director of communications Thibaut Le Mailloux to talk about the threat of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Champagne.


"The US is the one market where we've not seen gin's momentum develop" - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes talks to just-drinks 25 Jul 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Diageo announced its results for the 12 months to the end of June, with mid-single-digit sales increases fast becoming the norm. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring spoke to group CEO Ivan Menezes about the latest figures.

Latest News

Champagne Lanson starts 2020 with GTR executive change 17 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Champagne Lanson has confirmed a switch in its Global Travel Retail operations, with Olivier de la Giraudière leaving the company after 15 years.


Lucky Saint rolls out non-alcoholic beer on draught in UK bars 16 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

UK non-alcoholic brewer Lucky Saint has launched a draught version of its namesake beer in around 40 bars in its home market.


Gin maker Fishers names Christian Hamilton commercial director 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

UK gin producer Fishers has appointed its first commercial director in an effort to expand its business.


SHS Drinks’ WKD Dark Fruit - Product Launch 16 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

SHS Drinks has added a dark fruit variant to its WKD RTD brand as it looks to tap into the "easily understood ‘dark fruit’ concept".


Tomatin’s Warehouse 6 collection - The 1977 - Product Launch 15 Jan 2020

Lucy Britner

Highland whisky distillery Tomatin has released the fourth expression in its ultra-premium 'Warehouse 6 Collection' line.


Jagermeister Cold Brew Coffee set for GTR release 14 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Mast-Jägermeister will roll out the recently-launched coffee-flavoured extension of its namesake liqueur brand in the Global Travel Retail channel.



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