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Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont co...

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2014-2018 - data

In early-February, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2018. The brewer saw sales last year climb by 6.5% with volumes rising by ju...

Union des Vignerons shifts flavour profile

For an indication of how global wine consumer tastes have changed in the past few years, just look at the new portfolio from Union des Vigne...

Behind the scenes at Dublin Liberties Distillery

Yesterday, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney, closed the door on the third still at Quintessential Brands' The D...

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"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.


"We've still got a job to do" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 1 Feb 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Diageo released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.5% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December. Late yesterday, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes as he travelled between media interviews in London.

Latest News

Majestic plans store closures, eyes rebrand to Naked Wines 25 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

UK-based drinks company Majestic Wine has lined up a company "transformation plan" as it looks to morph into Naked Wines.


Anheuser-Busch InBev pushes Budweiser in UK name-change 25 Mar 2019

Olly Wehring

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has changed its name to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I.


English Spirit's Chocolate Rose Liqueur - Product Launch 25 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

UK drinks company English Spirit has lined up a new liqueur to be released in time for Mother's Day. Chocolate Rose Liqueur is described as a "limited edition".


Whyte & Mackay gin Wildcat to go on UK tour with LGBT club night 22 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Whyte & Mackay has partnered with an LGBT entertainment group for a new marketing push in the UK for the Wildcat gin brand.


Remy Cointreau renews Mount Gay rum sailing sponsorship in UK - market data 22 Mar 2019

Olly Wehring

Remy Cointreau has renewed the partnership tie-up for its Mount Gay rum brand with UK sailing event organiser Britannia Corporate Events.


Pernod Ricard unveils latest Campo Viejo art bottle 22 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-edition Campo Viejo wine bottle in the UK as part of the brand's annual Reserva Art series..



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