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The Greek crisis from alcohol's front line

As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers new proposals to tackle the country’s debt crisis, Lucy Britner takes a closer look at what...

Rekorderlig Deal Sees Molson Coors Miss Out

Not many business empires begin with a holiday to Peru. But that was the genesis of Chilli Marketing, which last week sold the UK rights of...

Carlsberg CEO hails "healthy" beer debut

Carlsberg's new focus on “healthy” beers is off to a strong start, with sales of the recently-launched Tourtel Twist performing “extremely w...

C&C Group's FY Performance by Region

Earlier today, C&C Group reported a rise in full-year sales. But the company slipped into the red as impairment charges damaged the bottom l...

Latest Interviews

Martell's CEO & chairman, Philippe Guettat 6 May 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Cognac unit, Maison Martell, is about to celebrate its 300th anniversary. just-drinks caught up with Philippe Guettat, Martell's CEO & chairman, to discuss how the party preparations are going, why China demand is at a crossroads and what lies ahead for the unit in Africa.


just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.

Latest News

Spencerfield unveils slimmer Edinburgh Gin bottle 17 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Spencerfield Spirit Co has launched a new slimline bottle for its Edinburgh Gin brand.


A-B InBev Open golf push for Stella Artois 17 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a UK TV ad as part of its Stella Artois Open golf sponsorship at St Andrews.


Diageo silent on external CFO report 15 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has declined to comment on reports it is looking outside the company for its next chief financial officer.


Heineken's Caledonian Brewery opens test site 14 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken's Scottish subsidiary, Caledonian Brewery, is to roll out new craft innovations into the UK after opening a GBP100,000 (US$156,000) pilot brewery.


NPD - Edrington's The Famous Grouse Mellow Gold 14 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Edrington has launched a new The Famous Grouse expression as it attempts to “challenge perceptions” around blended Scotch.


Boston Beer lines up Angry Orchard's UK launch 13 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co is to release one of its Angry Orchard ciders in the UK.

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