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How the sugar tax has transformed soft drinks

Last week, the UK introduced its version of the sugar tax. But, as soft drinks commentator Richard Corbett explains, the fall-out from the m...

Conviviality - That escalated quickly - Comment

The remarkable speed of Conviviality's tumble from grace has surprised even the most seasoned drinks industry executive here in the UK. How...

Five soft drinks growth drivers for 2018

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

Why MUP could be a win for consumers & industry

Towards the end of last year, the UK Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) could proceed in Scotland. The decision has prompte...

Latest Interviews

"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

Olly Wehring

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.

"When people come to Pinterest, they are at a point where they are interested in a product, service or category" - Interview, Pinterest UK & Ireland country manager Adele Cooper 28 Nov 2017

Lucy Britner

Online pinboard Pinterest is designed to help consumers plan. The platform allows users to 'pin' images for everything from wedding ideas to cocktail recipes. Earlier this year, the site crossed the 200m user mark - with the average age of a user over 18. Earlier this month, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner spoke to the company's UK & Ireland country manager, Adele Cooper, to find out how drinks brand owners can make the most of Pinterest.

Latest News

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

Andy Morton

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

Lucy Britner

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

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

Lucy Britner

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

Olly Wehring

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

Lucy Britner

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

Lucy Britner

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.

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