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"You could argue that we are stupid to sell in Travel Retail; for us it is the right environment" - Interview, Edrington MD for Global Travel Retail, Igor Boyadjian 10 Oct 2017

Andy Morton

In early-October, Edrington officially unveiled its new Global Travel Retail range for its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky brand. The Macallan Quest Collection differs from its predecessor, the 1824 range, by having four SKUs instead of three. At the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks sat down with Edrington's MD for GTR, Igor Boyadjian to discuss the reasons for the four tiers, why Edrington could exit the GTR channel and how digital is expected to transform transactions.


"I feel that this is my company" - Interview, Bacardi CEO-in-waiting Mahesh Madhavan- Part I 7 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Bacardi unveiled its CEO succession plan that will see Mahesh Madhavan, the current regional president for Asia, Middle East & Africa, become regional president for Europe ahead of replacing Mike Dolan in April next year. In the first of just-drinks' exclusive two-part interview, Olly Wehring speaks to Madhavan about his career to-date, and looks at the mechanics of the succession plan.

Latest News

Bacardi promotes Vinay Golikeri to GTR hotseat 17 Apr 19

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has recruited internally for the new head of its Global Travel Retail division.


St Austell Brewery appoints Admiral Taverns head as incoming CEO 11 Apr 19

Andy Morton

The UK's St Austell Brewery has appointed the current head of pub operator Admiral Taverns as its next CEO.


Diageo names ex-tobacco head Debra Crew as latest board addition 11 Apr 19

Andy Morton

Diageo has appointed a former tobacco chief executive to its board.


Diageo ramps up Distill Ventures team with portfolio director appointment 11 Apr 19

Lucy Britner

Diageo has appointed a portfolio director at its venture capital unit as it looks to expand the business.


Ghost Tequila names ex-Patron Spirits VP as CCO 10 Apr 19

Andy Morton

US spirits producer Ghost Tequila has appointed a former Patrón Spirits Co VP as its first chief commercial officer.


Rum's Destileria Serralles rejigs US unit - market data 8 Apr 19

Olly Wehring

Destilería Serrallés has promoted internally to fill a senior vacancy at its division in the US.



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