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Why wine producers won't have China their own way

Fresh off the plane after a trip to China, just-drinks' wine commentator, Chris Losh, brings us his take on the category in the country and...

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the...

Why consumers don't know about sustainable efforts

A recently-published study suggests consumers may not be as drawn to Anheuser-Busch InBev's new 100% renewable electricity icon as the brewe...

The future of retail in China - analysis

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

Latest Interviews

"Our latest campaign was fuelled by simply looking at Google" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory's global chief marketing officer, Rebecca Messina 13 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Rebecca Messina joined Beam Suntory two-and-a-half years ago to lead global marketing after spending the previous two decades with The Coca-Cola Co. This week, Messina took time out from Beam Suntory's annual global conference in Barcelona to sit down with just-drinks and talk about what lessons she has brought from Coca-Cola to her current role, the challenges of marketing around stock shortages and why there would be no winners from a Trump trade war.


"All of us feel a great deal of responsibility" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part II 10 May 2018

Andy Morton

After leading the sell-off of SABMiller's European beer brands to Asahi, Hector Gorosabel was then hired by the Japanese group to take them to a new audience, as CEO of its European office. In the second of just-drinks' two-part interview (click here for part I), Gorosabel discusses how the old SAB playbook is still in use, the challenges of brewing Asahi Super Dry in Europe, and why the health & wellness trend shouldn't frighten the beer industry.

Latest News

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 19 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

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


Higher-price focus to grow Remy Cointreau ahead of spirits rivals - analyst 25 Sep 18

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau's focus on the higher-end of the spirits category will result in a pace of growth to outpace its bigger rivals over the next five years, an analyst has forecast.


Premium allure tempts Sapporo back to China with Anheuser-Busch InBev 20 Sep 18

Olly Wehring

Sapporo Breweries has announced its pending return to China, partnering up with Anheuser-Busch InBev's operations in the country to handle distribution.


US-China trade war fails to hamper US wine exports in H1 - figures 13 Sep 18

Richard Woodard

US wine exports rose 2.7% in value terms in the first half of 2018, according to figures released this week, reaching a total of US$708m thanks to a double-digit increase in shipments to China.


Fifth Generation signs India distribution deal for Tito's Handmade Vodka 22 Aug 18

Andy Morton

Fifth Generation is to launch its Tito's Handmade Vodka into one of the world's largest spirits markets by volume, with a roll-out in India.


China becomes Carlsberg's number one as Asia continues to excite 20 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

China overtook Russia to become Carlsberg's biggest market in the first half of this year, with the brewer expressing an interest in further M&A activity in Asia.

Latest blogs

Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson 21 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Polish vodkas prove their worth in Ukraine 26 Jan 15

Andy Morton

One, perhaps minor, consequence of the conflict in Ukraine appears to be a fall in sales of Russian vodka in the country.



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