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Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rain...

Has Millennial-mania drowned out elder consumers?

Over-60s are not only healthier, wealthier and living longer and more active lives than their predecessors, they are also more politically e...

Five ways small brands can beat big players

The COO of Diageo's entrepreneur investment arm, Distill Ventures, has set out five advantages that small, start-up brands have over large d...

MillerCoors brand strategy gets warm reception

The next couple of years carry great importance for MillerCoors. Not only is the US JV between Molson Coors and SABMiller set to come under...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Diageo MD for Global Travel Retail 1 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

In July, Diageo turned its previously-combined Middle East & Global Travel Retail division into a standalone GTR unit. At the same time, TR head Doug Bagley stood down and was replaced by Dayalan Nayager, Bagley's European TR regional leader. Last month, at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, just-drinks caught up with Nayager to find out how the new structure was working, as well as his thoughts on the overall state of the GTR channel.


Interview, Kevin Klock, Talking Rain - Part I 14 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Talking Rain has grown sales from US$10m to $659m in just five years thanks to the success of its Sparkling Ice flavoured water brand. In the first of a two-part interview, just-drinks sits down with CEO Kevin Klock to discuss taking on Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, global cola fatigue and the glories of first-mover advantage.

Latest News

Accolade Wines recruits Boris Becker for Anakena 9 Dec 16

Olly Wehring

Accolade Wines has brought former tennis player Boris Becker on board as a brand ambassador for its Anakena Chilean wine brand in the UK.


La Martiniquaise rolls out Label 5 street art pack 8 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

French drinks company La Martiniquaise has released a limited run of 'City Edition' bottle designs for its Label 5 blended Scotch whisky brand.


Target indecisive shoppers with store ads - report 7 Dec 16

Andy Morton

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchase in mind end up buying something else.


Pernod Ricard targets at-home drinking 7 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's UK unit has rolled out an online cocktail coach as it looks to capitalise on seasonal drinking. 


Absolut not "sufficiently focussed" on Millennials 6 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's US head has said Absolut vodka needs to focus more on Millennials, admitting that a failure to do so has hampered the brand's recent performance.


TWE renames Blossom Hill fruit wine range 5 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates has renamed and repackaged its fruit wine range in the UK as it looks to bring the products in line with the Blossom Hill brand. 

Latest blogs

Coca-Cola's selfie bottle might be a step too far 18 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

Whenever we read anything about Millennial consumers, there is almost always mention of the personalisation trend as well as the importance of social media.


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light ad pull shows not all campaigns can win 31 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.

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