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What lies ahead for PepsiCo's new CEO? - Comment

With a rumoured predisposition to going shoeless around the office and a past life as a guitar player in a band, Indra Nooyi was one of the...

China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

New CEO sparks optimism at Coca-Cola - Analysis

The Coca-Cola Co's first-quarter results may have looked familiar to investors - flattish growth injected with life mainly through price inc...

Latest Interviews

"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

Wines of South Africa recruits Marcus Ford for Asia 17 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Trade association Wines of South Africa has confirmed a change of market manager in Asia.


Belvoir Fruit Farms adds COO to management team 16 Aug 18

Andy Morton

UK-based soft drinks producer Belvoir Fruit Farms has appointed a COO for the first time as it continues to grow its management team.


Nestle Waters North America names Yumi Clevenger-Lee CMO 14 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has appointed Yumi Clevenger-Lee to the role of VP & CMO.


New UK & Ireland chief announced for Anheuser-Busch InBev 13 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that Paula Lindenberg will assume leadership of the UK & Ireland business unit when incumbent Jason Warner moves to become the group's zone president for Europe.


Bacardi gifts Patron CMO Lee Applbaum same post for Grey Goose 8 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

The CMO of Bacardi's Patrón Spirits, Lee Applbaum, has been appointed to the same role at the group's Grey Goose vodka brand.


PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi to stand down - Ramon Laguarta named successor 6 Aug 18

Andy Morton

PepsiCo's long-standing CEO, Indra Nooyi, is to step down, handing over the reins of the world's second-biggest beverage company to Ramon Laguarta.

Latest blogs

Situation Vacant - Must love whisk(e)y 8 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Do you like whisk(e)y? And, I mean, really like whisk(e)y? Are you at a loose end in the first half of 2017? If so, then I've found just the job for you.


Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?



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