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Trump, local spirits and the IR role - The Analyst

just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a...

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...

Taking the Asian hit is worth it for soft drinks

Long considered a colourful place to do business, Asia has grown increasingly important for soft drinks companies who are chasing growth. Ri...

Are soft drinks staring into an Indian abyss?

This month, Ray Rowlands focuses his attention on the recent announcement that carbonated soft drinks are to be classified as luxury items i...

Latest Interviews

Brexit Interview - Rabobank beverages analyst 8 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Rabobank published a note looking at the likely effects on the drinks industry of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Francoise Sonneville, senior analyst for beverages at Rabobank and the note's author, spoke to just-drinks yesterday.


The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.

Latest News

Ireland faces hard Brexit threat - study 24 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Ireland's alcohol industry faces a "perfect storm" of challenges if the UK fails to negotiate a smooth exit from the European Union, a new report has said.


US complains to WTO about Canada wine sales 23 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

The US has lodged a complaint with the World Trade Organisation against the limiting of wine sales in British Columbia to brands produced solely in the Canadian province.


UK drinks industry responds to Brexit plans 19 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

The UK drinks industry has broadly welcomed the speech this week by the country's Prime Minister regarding her intention to take the UK out of the European Union, although trade associations say they will push for the ability to trade "as freely as possible" with the rest of Europe.


India's demonetisation fallout to continue 19 Jan 17

Andy Morton

The effects of India's recent demonetisation strategy will be felt for at least a year, according to a new analysis that paints a bleak picture of the fallout from the policy.


Beverage companies to benefit from US tax drop 18 Jan 17

Andy Morton

US plans to lower corporate tax could offset potential cost increases from a proposed border levy, an analyst has said.


"Brexit is exciting development" - NZ Winegrowers 18 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

The CEO of trade organisation New Zealand Winegrowers has said that Brexit is an exciting opportunity for the wine trade. 

Latest blogs

Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.


Prohibition hangover lingers despite Ontario's shift 18 Dec 15

Andy Morton

This week, consumers in Ontario were able to go into a supermarket and buy beer.

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