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Latest Interviews

"Consumers have embraced cocktail making like they have cooking and baking" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi 30 Jul 2020

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory, the international spirits arm of Suntory Holdings, today posted a 3% fall in first-half sales, a result that could be viewed as excellent amid a global pandemic. Speaking to just-drinks yesterday, Beam Suntory CEO Albert Baladi talks about the company's coronavirus resilience, the emergence of the "home premise" and whether Japanese bar helmets will become a global must-have.


China bounce-back a tonic for spirits - Zamora CEO Emilio Restoy - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL 30 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

The alcohol industry is looking to China for indications of how the market will react after coronavirus lockdown measures are lifted. As China's on-premise reopens, one premium spirits & wine supplier with a exposure to the market is encouraged by what it is seeing.

Latest News

Suntory Beverage & Food wary of lockdown return as H1 sales drop - results 7 Aug 20

Andy Morton

Suntory Beverage & Food delivered a late rally in first-half results but warned that a second wave of coronavirus lockdowns could yet damage full-year performance.


Second wave will have less impact - Coca-Cola HBC CEO 5 Aug 20

Andy Morton

A second coronavirus wave in Europe would cause less economic disruption than the first, the CEO of Coca-Cola HBC has said.


Diageo takes US$1.3bn write-down after "year of two halves" - results 4 Aug 20

Andy Morton

A solid first half failed to protect Diageo from a coronavirus-impacted second-half as the Johnnie Walker owner posted a full-year high single-digit sales slide.


Anheuser-Busch InBev hard seltzers make ground on White Claw in lockdown - CEO 3 Aug 20

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US hard seltzer brands have caught up on market leaders White Claw and Truly as they grabbed share in a busy second quarter.


Europe drags down Heineken H1 as coronavirus bites - results data 3 Aug 20

Andy Morton

The major market of Europe was Heineken's worst performer as second-half sales plummeted on the back of the coronavirus pandemic.


Anheuser-Busch InBev takes US$2.5bn South Africa Q2 write-down - results 30 Jul 20

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said improved volumes across Q2 gives it confidence for global beer despite a US$2.5bn write-down in South Africa.



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