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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...

Will BrewDog's private-equity gamble pay off?

"It was just a lucky punt," says Steve Lofty of the BrewDog shares he bought back in 2011. That was when the Scottish craft brewer raised GB...

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

The Coca-Cola Co eyes investment and tech execs to join board of directors 22 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co is looking to add two execs to its board of directors at the next annual meeting of shareowners. 


Enda O’Sullivan takes over as Latin America MD for William Grant & Sons 20 Feb 18

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new Latin America head as it targets fresh growth for its whisky and gin brands in the region.


Villa Maria Estate names Abe Salt CEO 19 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

New Zealand wine firm Villa Maria has appointed a CEO as its founder moves into an ambassadorial role.


Boston Beer Co appoints Dave Burwick as next CEO 15 Feb 18

Andy Morton

Boston Beer Co has named former PepsiCo executive Dave Burwick as its next CEO.


Ocean Spray Cranberries set for leadership change as CEO Randy Papadellis prepares exit 15 Feb 18

Andy Morton

Ocean Spray Cranberries is on the hunt for a new leader after its CEO & president of almost 15 years, Randy Papadellis, announced his departure.


Bill Newlands takes over as Constellation Brands president 14 Feb 18

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands COO Bill Newlands has been handed the dual role of company president, replacing CEO Rob Sands in the post.

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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