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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...

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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

Quintessential Brands Group bolsters marketing division 20 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Quintessential Brands Group has announced changes to both its global and UK marketing divisions. 


Beam Suntory names Vince Ambrosino chief strategy & technology officer 17 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has appointed Vince Ambrosino to the role of SVP, chief strategy & technology officer.


Asahi switches Haigh for Clay as next UK managing director 14 Nov 17

Lucy Britner

Asahi has appointed Tim Clay to the role of managing director for its UK unit, following the current incumbent's decision to retire. 


Anheuser-Busch InBev swaps North America presidents, Doukeris in for Castro Neves 13 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev chief sales officer Michel Doukeris is to take on a regional presidency for a second time, with North America head Joao Castro Neves set to leave the brewer.


Sparkling Ice owner Talking Rain Beverage Co silent on lawsuit against former CEO 13 Nov 17

Andy Morton

Talking Rain Beverage Co, the owner of the Sparkling Ice brand, has declined to comment on a report its former CEO Kevin Klock left amid allegations of sexual assault.


Carlsberg Western Europe chief Herkemij readies sabbatical, enter Warmoth 13 Nov 17

Olly Wehring

The executive VP for Western Europe at Carlsberg, Michiel Herkemij, has lined up a break from his time with the brewer.

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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