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just-drinks thinks - CEO change at Constellation

After more than a ten years at the helm, we at just-drinks can't really say we're surprised that Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has deci...

How to lead a business through disruption

In this era of unprecedented disruption, the need for businesses to reinvent themselves in order to succeed has never been so great. But, wh...

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...

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

If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 19 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Another CEO calls time, Rob Sands makes way for Bill Newlands at Constellation Brands 18 Oct 18

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has emerged as the third major US-based drinks company to announce a change of CEO, with Rob Sands set to stand down early next year.


Treasury Wine Estates pins hopes on Asia with COO appointment 18 Oct 18

Olly Wehring

Treasury Wine Estates has upped its focus on the wine markets of Asia, with MD of Europe Tom King moving to assume the role of chief operating officer for the region.


The Coca-Cola Co appoints COO & president as CFO prepares exit 18 Oct 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has named a new president & chief operating officer as part of a number of key management changes - including the departure of its CFO.


Chris Swonger to replace Clarkson Hine as DISCUS CEO 17 Oct 18

Olly Wehring

US trade body the Distilled Spirits Council has confirmed the appointment of Chris Swonger as its next CEO.


Chapel Down poaches Anheuser-Busch InBev brewing manager to lead Curious Brew production 16 Oct 18

Andy Morton

English wine producer Chapel Down has appointed a former Anheuser-Busch InBev UK brewing executive to lead production at its beer unit, the Curious Brewery.

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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