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Can fruit cider survive UK slowdown? - Focus

It was 1997 and Anders Nanne knew Rekorderlig had hit the big time. The co-creator of the Swedish cider was driving out of Gothenburg airpor...

Paddy Irish whiskey - The Facts

Late yesterday, Pernod Ricard confirmed that it has opened discussions with Sazerac with a view to selling its Paddy Irish whiskey brand. He...

How do the US and UK on-trades compare? - Focus

Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:...

What will a UK sugar tax mean for CSD producers?

This month, Richard Corbett considers the impact of a sugar tax on the UK CSD market....

Latest Interviews

How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.

Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Latest News

UK spirits producers braced for Brexit impact 24 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The UK spirits industry is preparing itself for short-term losses following the decision to leave the European Union. 

UK cider makers urge caution over Brexit fallout 24 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Two of the UK's leading independent cider producers have warned of short-term turmoil in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU but said longer-term repercussions are too difficult to predict.

Diageo up Smirnoff's Pride tie-in with new bottle 24 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo has unveiled a new Smirnoff bottle to celebrate this year's Pride in London event.

Maxxium eyes US$1.4bn opportunity in UK spirits 23 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Maxxium UK has said the UK spirits category can increase sales by 10% over the next 14 years, with more than half of the growth coming from the on-trade.

Campari repackages Koko Kanu 23 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Gruppo Campari's UK unit has revamped the white rum and coconut brand Koko Kanu as it looks to attract 'urbanite' drinkers. 

Beam Suntory rolls out Larios gin range to UK 23 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory is to launch the full Spanish Larios gin range in the UK, via Conviviality subsidiary Catalyst Brands. 

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