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"The future isn't to get concerned about monolithic brands like Bacardi and Smirnoff, but to encourage and focus on the innovators" - Interview - Amber Beverage Group CEO Seymour Ferreira 30 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group is a good example of a mid-tier alcohol company. Part of the SPI Group, the company employs around 2,000 across its production sites in the Baltics, Russia, Mexico and the UK. It also distributes global brands including its own Riga Black Balsam and Moskovskaya vodkas across the world. According to CEO Seymour Ferreira, Amber prides itself on having global reach while remaining small enough to be as agile as a start-up. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with Ferreira to talk about how to compete with the giants of the industry, the difficulties of finding good distributors and why cannabis and low-alcohol offer attractive growth for the future.


Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 

Latest News

Corona Premier "could be our next big brand" - Constellation Brands 14 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Senior executives at Constellation Brands have hailed the early success of low-carb Corona extension Premier in the US market.


Campari sticks with Red Diaries film series as Negroni turns 100 - video 14 Nov 18

Olly Wehring

Campari Group has released details of the third annual 'Red Diaries' activation for its namesake brand.


Hemisphere Brands' Magnum Scotch cream liqueur gets first TV outing 12 Nov 18

Olly Wehring

Hemisphere Brands has lined up the first television advert for the Magnum Scotch whisky cream liqueur brand in its home market.


HappyDown urged to display RTD alcohol content clearly after Portman Group rap 9 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

UK ready-to-drink cocktail company Tipple Brands has been told to display alcohol information more clearly, after a complaint to a watchdog was upheld.


Anheuser-Busch InBev brings back Bass pale ale bottles to UK 9 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced plans to reintroduce the Bass brand's bottles to the UK market, as it looks to "reignite" the premium ale category.


PepsiCo lines up Quaker plant-based drinks line 8 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has announced a new plant-based drink for the US under its Quaker brand.

Latest blogs

Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord 17 Oct 17

Andy Morton

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.



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