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How do changing eating habits affect drinking?

Changing attitudes to meals in the UK are having an impact on the amount of wine consumers drink, recent research suggests....

Has industry gained a greater say on Brexit?

Predictions that last week's UK General Election would be all about Brexit turned out to be inaccurate, but it is without doubt the issue do...

The soft drinks opportunity from a hard Brexit

It's coming up to a year since the UK shocked itself - and Europe - by voting to leave the European Union. Article 50 has now been triggered...

The Brexit shoot-out begins - Comment

Yesterday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the European Union's constitution, formally beginning the two-year process by...

Latest Interviews

"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

"In other companies, the product is more important than the organisation. In Berry Brothers & Rudd, it's the other way around." - Interview, Dan Jago, CEO , Berry Bros & Rudd - Part II 24 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Former Tesco wine director Dan Jago took over as CEO at UK-based Berry Bros & Rudd in 2015 and has since overseen a period of overhaul at the near-320-year-old wine and spirits group. Late last month, just-drinks met up with Jago at BBR's London headquarters. In part I of the interview, Jago discussed new changes to the company. In part II, the CEO talks about how he has no desire to chase the Millennial market, and reveals what keeps him awake at night.

Latest News

Grupo Codorníu parent relocates HQ as Catalonia independence calls mount 20 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

The holding company of Spanish cava producer Grupo Codorníu Codorniu has moved its headquarters out of Catalonia, amid fears the province could declare independence.

France poised to update soft drinks tax 20 Oct 2017

Stuart Todd

French MPs have voted in favour of the introduction of a revised version of the soft drinks tax in the country.

Grands Chais de France ups German wine presence with Binderer St Ursula purchase 20 Oct 2017

Stuart Todd

Les Grands Chais de France has lined up the acquisition of German wine producer Binderer St Ursula.

Perelada Wine Group enters Navarra with Chivite Group purchase 20 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

Perelada Wine Group has bought fellow Spanish wine producer Chivite Group for an undisclosed sum.

Moonpig launches first owned-brand alcohol with Evil Spirit gin 19 Oct 2017

Lucy Britner

Online card and gift retailer Moonpig has moved into own-brand alcohol, with the launch of a gin in the UK.

Coca-Cola European Partners culls 128 positions in France 19 Oct 2017

Stuart Todd

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to shed 128 posts across its five bottling plants in France over the coming year.

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