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Carlsberg's door is open for guidance upgrades

Good news from several Asian markets - as well as continued success with cost-savings - contributed to a positive first six months of this y...

Diageo has to work to maintain upward trajectory

If Diageo's employees are in party mood today, then yesterday's results give them a good enough excuse. The 6.1% rise in full-year sales for...

AG Barr a bellwether for UK soft drinks

A profits warning from AG Barr this morning brought a strong reaction from London's financial market. The Irn-Bru owner's forecast that full...

What does the future hold for Champagne? - Focus

Champagne will look to overcome short-term challenges in some of its mature markets as the category continues to pursue a value-driven strat...

Latest Interviews

"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.


"We're putting our money where our mouth is" - Halewood Wines & Spirits jumps into CBD with hemp rum - Focus 5 Jul 2019

Andy Morton

At a London cocktail trade show in London earlier this week, the Dead Man's Fingers stall was causing a bottleneck. Bartenders and other interested parties blocked the aisles to get a taste of the spiced rum brand's newest innovation, a hemp-flavoured spirit infused with CBD. The ingredient, mainly extracted from hemp but also present in cannabis, is already a big noise in the soft drinks scene. But, London's cocktail cognoscenti haven't seen anything like this before. 

Latest News

Walsh Whiskey’s The Irishman Vintage Cask 11th Edition - Product Launch 23 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Walsh Whiskey has lined up the 11th release of Irish whiskey brand The Irishman’s annual Vintage Cask series.


AXA Millesimes returns to Portugal with Quinta do Passadouro Port purchase 22 Aug 2019

Olly Wehring

AXA Millésimes, the wine arm of AXA Insurance, has made another vineyard acquisition in Portugal, this time moving for Port and red wine producer Quinta do Passadouro.


Coca-Cola European Partners test drives delivery robots at UK theme park 22 Aug 2019

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners is using robots to hand out soft drinks at a UK theme park in a trial of autonomous delivery services.


Tesco threatens to delist products with "excessive" packaging 22 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Tesco is to reject products that use too much packaging in a move that could see some beverages delisted from the UK supermarket.


Moet Hennessy's Ardbeg Traigh Bhan single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 22 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Moet Hennessy has lined up a new permanent addition to its Ardbeg single malt portfolio.


The Glasgow Distillery Co's 1770 Peated single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 22 Aug 2019

Thandie Sibanda

The Glasgow Distillery Co has added a peated expression to its 1770 single malt Scotch whisky range.



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