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Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Pernod takes positives from China Cognac bounce

Pernod Ricard's Asia head has said the unit is on track in China after a better-than-expected Chinese New Year saw Cognac volumes improve....

Diageo's Labels Give Industry Something to Digest

For a company sometimes viewed as large and ponderous, Diageo last week did a good job of outmanoeuvring its rivals....

Five Years Ago - Diageo Moves for Shuijingfang

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind th...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Accolade Wines' AMESCA/SE director 14 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

As a former professional cricketer, Nick Pringle is well-aware of the power the game's biggest names wield over the public. That's why Accolade Wines has recruited the services of Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys brand in India. Earlier this week, Pringle, who is now the company's commercial director for the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Middle East, South & Central America, and Southern Europe, talks to just-drinks about the McGrath tie-up, as well as Accolade's market challenges elsewhere.


Interview - Havana Club MD 8 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Being based in the Cuban capital of Havana has its benefits, such as having a swimming pool in front of your office. But, for Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne, head of Havana Club International, the JV between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban government, there's little time to relax as the rum brand gears up for global growth. Here, the 41 year-old executive sits down with just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore.

Latest News

Remy boosts WeChat profile with Cognac push 17 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau's Cognac brand Remy Martin has increased its WeChat followers by five-fold in two days after an advertising campaign on the Chinese social media platform.


Diageo YTD sales come in flat 16 Apr 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has seen sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year continue to flatline, with Asia Pacific cancelling out a healthy performance in Africa.


Remy Cointreau's FY Performance by Region, Brand 15 Apr 15

Andy Morton

In a trading update yesterday, Remy Cointreau posted marginal organic sales growth for its fiscal full year, but reported sales dropped by 6%, Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by region and brand in the 12 months to the end of March.


Constellation targets Asia with Edrington poach 14 Apr 15

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands is looking to up its profile in Global Travel Retail (GTR) in Asia through the creation of a dedicated regional manager position.


Asahi's Indonesia JV targets females 13 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Asahi is to launch new products aimed at women in Indonesia after its joint-venture in the country opened a plant in West Java, according to local reports.


PepsiCo opens new India plant 8 Apr 15

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has started production at its largest beverage plant in India after company CEO Indra Nooyi inaugurated the site.

Latest blogs

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.


Putin's Coca-Cola dig misses the mark 19 Dec 14

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has had its fair share of critics this year, from health campaigners to investor David Winters, who this week called for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced.

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