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Will the sugar tax story pan out as expected?

Four months on from the arrival of the tax on full-sugar soft drinks in the UK, category commentator Richard Corbett looks at what the numbe...

Who will buy Cutty Sark and Glenturret? - Comment

The opportunity to acquire an established, well-known Scotch whisky brand doesn't come along very often. So, you'll forgive our brown spirit...

The Macallan 2.0 - Scotch's biggest challenge

The opening this week of The Macallan's newly-"reimagined" Scotch whisky distillery by Edrington is a defining moment in the category, belie...

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...

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

Marvolio's Nostrums' small batch liqueurs - Product Launch 21 Aug 2018

Lucy Britner

UK startup Marvolio's Nostrums has launched three liqueurs.


Britvic's The London Essence Co Pomelo & Pink Pepper Tonic Water - Product Launch 21 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Britvic's adult beverage unit, Wisehead Productions, has entered the pink drinks category with a new mixer for its London Essence Co range.


Jaden Smith's "ethical" Just Water brand set for UK launch 20 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Just, a bottled water company started by actor Jaden Smith, has launched its self-described "sustainable" brand in the UK.


Diageo offers edible straws with RTDs in UK 17 Aug 2018

Olly Wehring

Diageo's UK unit has partnered with online retailer 31dover.com to offer a range of edible straws with its pre-mixed range in the country.


Belvoir Fruit Farms adds COO to management team 16 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

UK-based soft drinks producer Belvoir Fruit Farms has appointed a COO for the first time as it continues to grow its management team.


Portuguese Cork Association unveils first US TV ad - video 16 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

The Portuguese Cork Association has launched its first US TV ad as the industry continues to rebound after deadly fires last year.



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