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How beer faces the growth challenges of tomorrow

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Latest Interviews

"The future isn't to get concerned about monolithic brands like Bacardi and Smirnoff, but to encourage and focus on the innovators" - Interview - Amber Beverage Group CEO Seymour Ferreira 30 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group is a good example of a mid-tier alcohol company. Part of the SPI Group, the company employs around 2,000 across its production sites in the Baltics, Russia, Mexico and the UK. It also distributes global brands including its own Riga Black Balsam and Moskovskaya vodkas across the world. According to CEO Seymour Ferreira, Amber prides itself on having global reach while remaining small enough to be as agile as a start-up. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with Ferreira to talk about how to compete with the giants of the industry, the difficulties of finding good distributors and why cannabis and low-alcohol offer attractive growth for the future.


Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 

Latest News

GMO-free food and drinks launches up 366% in Canada - research 7 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

The number of food and drinks products claiming GMO-free status has risen dramatically over the last ten years in the Canadian market.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 7 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Guinness takes headline sponsorship of rugby union's Six Nations 7 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Diageo has strengthened the relationship between Guinness and the sport of rugby union, with the brand set to become the headline sponsor of the northern hemisphere Six Nations tournament next year.


Constellation Brands to raise female profile with targeted investment push 7 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has invested in two female-founded drinks brands, Austin Cocktails and Vivify Beverages, as the group launches an investment programme aimed at businesswomen.


European non-alcoholic beer sales neared EUR900m in 2017 - Brewers of Europe 5 Dec 18

Andy Morton

Non-alcoholic beer now counts for 2% of Europe's beer production by value, new Brewers of Europe figures show.


Heineken buys into Spain's La Cibeles craft brewer 5 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Heineken has bought majority control of Spanish craft brewer La Cibeles.

Latest blogs

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


Bad day on the beer? This'll help 3 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.



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