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The key trends consumption trends in Asia-Pacific

The beverage sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade in line with changing consumer preferences. Sumit Chopra...

Diageo at "peak innovation" - NPD showcase

Yesterday, Diageo presented some of its newer spirits and beer launches to the media in an innovation showcase at the company's London city...

Global Travel Retail jumps aboard gin boom

The category may be late to the party, but the gin boom has finally hit Global Travel Retail....

South-East Asia - Beer's next consolidation wave?

With the likelihood increasing of a flotation of one of its regional operations, Anheuser-Busch InBev looks set to start the next brewing co...

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

Vasari Beverages plans Ethiopian brewing, distilling expansion - Ethiopia beer data 24 Jun 19

Olly Wehring

Vasari Beverages has secured funding to increase production at its Dashen Brewery and Rorank Business distillery divisions in Ethiopia, while also looking for M&A opportunities across Africa and Asia.

Heineken hails Silver launch in Vietnam amid growing competition 7 Jun 19

Andy Morton

Heineken has said its Vietnam-brewed Heineken Silver has been well-received by consumers months after it was rolled out.

Diageo bemoans three-tier "barrier" to e-commerce in the US - Diageo Capital Markets Day 2019 6 Jun 19

Olly Wehring

Diageo has flagged the three-tier system for selling alcohol in the US as a major hindrance to the prospects for e-commerce in the country.

"Tiny" Shuijingfang gives Diageo grounds for Chinese optimism - Diageo Capital Markets Day 2019 31 May 19

Olly Wehring

Diageo has voiced its satisfaction at having secured majority control of Shuijingfang in recent months, despite the baijiu brand accounting for only a "tiny" part of the sector's higher-end.

Coca-Cola Amatil takes venture capital arm to Indonesia 10 Apr 19

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has outlined plans to launch its venture capital unit in Indonesia.

Carlsberg takes stake in Chinese craft brewer Jing-A 4 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg has acquired a minority stake in a Beijing craft brewery.

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