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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...

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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

Craft Brew Alliance CFO Joe Vanderstelt moves on 21 Jun 18

Andy Morton

The CFO of Craft Brew Alliance, Joe Vanderstelt, is to step down after three years with the brewer.


Proximo Spirits CEO departs for Biggar and Leith 19 Jun 18

Richard Woodard

Proximo Spirits CEO Mark Teasdale is leaving the company to join New York-based rival spirits operator Biggar and Leith.


Diageo's Deirdre Mahlan takes Distilled Spirits Council chair 15 Jun 18

Andy Morton

Diageo North America president Deirdre Mahlan has been elected as chair of the Distilled Spirits Council - the trade association representing spirits companies in the US.


Glenmorangie Co CEO Marc Hoellinger switches to Champagne at Moet Hennessy 13 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

Moët Hennessy has announced details of a change of CEO at The Glenmorangie Co, with Marc Hoellinger moving within the group.


Soft drinks bottler follows Coca-Cola FEMSA in closing Mexico plant amid security fears 13 Jun 18

Andy Morton

A PespiCo bottler in Mexico has shut down a distribution plant two months after Coca-Cola FEMSA shuttered its factory in the area, amid concerns over employee intimidation.


Anheuser-Busch's Michael Taylor jumps ship for Green Flash Brewing Co 11 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

A senior executive at Anheuser-Busch InBev's US division has quit the company to become CEO of San Diego's Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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