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Rounding off his first full year with us, just-drinks resident analyst Ian Shackleton prepares for Christmas with a look at recent developme...

We need to talk about moderate drinking

A recently-released publication from the American Society of Clinical Oncology attempted to describe the relation between alcohol consumptio...

The sobering message from Minimum Unit Pricing

It was a dark day for the drinks industry yesterday, and one that demands we take a long, hard look at ourselves. Because, the confirmation...

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 2

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin last month hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long internat...

Latest Interviews

"I can see us getting Smirnoff into growth in the US next year" - Interview - Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes 27 Jul 2017

Lucy Britner

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.


"It's not that they don't want to drink what their parents drink, it's that they don't want to drink how their parents drink" - Interview, Will Higham, consumer futurist - Part II 2 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

In the second part of our exclusive interview with consumer futurist Will Higham, we continue to look at the younger end of the consumer spectrum, discussing provenance, rebellion and what we should actually call the next generation.

Latest News

Minimum Unit Pricing comes to Scotland in May 21 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

The Scottish Government has set a date for Minimum Unit Pricing to come into force. 


Breakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co open to synergies ahead of merger - just-drinks exclusive 21 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Republic National Distributing Co has not ruled out job cuts in relation to its planned merger with fellow US alcohol distributor Breakthru Beverage Group.


Premium beer driving growth in Vietnam, craft on the rise - research 21 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Premium beer consumption in Vietnam has more than doubled over the past five years, according to recently-released research. 


Breakthru Beverage Group, Republic National Distributing Co poised to merge 20 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

The consolidatory trend within US alcohol distribution has hit another high, with the second- and third-largest distributors in the country looking to merge.


This week in beer & cider, featuring the advent of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland and executive switches for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Carlsberg 17 Nov 17

Andy Morton

This week in beer & cider, featuring the advent of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland and executive switches for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Carlsberg


Marston's Hobgoblin IPA - Product Launch 17 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Marston's has launched an IPA under its Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin brand.

Latest blogs

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.


Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord 17 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?

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