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Spirits leads the latest invasion of Africa

Last month, Diageo handed the microphone to the head of its operations in Africa. Spirits commentator Ian Buxton was among those of us who l...

Pernod ups UK prices, updates on LatAm & Africa

Yesterday, the head of Pernod Ricard's Europe, Middle East & Africa operations, Christian Porta, updated analysts on the group's performance...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

When BRIC markets go horribly wrong

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least....

Latest Interviews

Interview, Alan's Wines chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.


Interview, Rothschild CEO Hugues Lechanoine 29 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Earlier this month, the CEO of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Hugues Lechanoine visited London. During his visit, just-drinks sat down with him to discuss the family-owned wine company's flagship brand, Mouton Cadet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities available to wine and the issues facing wine companies in emerging markets.

Latest News

European return adds shine to global Cognac growth 17 Aug 17

Andy Morton

A return to growth in Europe has helped boost global Cognac volumes as exports jumped for the third year in a row, according to figures released this week.


Coca-Cola HBC set for better-than-expected 2017 10 Aug 17

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola HBC has made continued good progress in 2017, with first-half sales improving across all of its reporting regions.


Varun to acquire PepsiCo territories in India 10 Aug 17

Lucy Britner

Indian PepsiCo franchisee Varun Beverages has confirmed plans to acquire additional PepsiCo territory in the country.


Spirits set to beat wine in China profits chase - 8 Aug 17

Andy Morton

Wine volumes in China are set to outpace spirits over the next decade, a new report has said, but the category risks treading water when it comes to profits growth.


Remy Cointreau hails "excellent" start to 2017-18 20 Jul 17

Olly Wehring

Remy Cointreau has posted an 8% lift in its first-quarter sales, in what the group has described as an "excellent start to the year".


CCBA acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers 7 Jul 17

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has bought Kenya’s third-largest bottler, Equator Bottlers.

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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