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"Our latest campaign was fuelled by simply looking at Google" - just-drinks speaks to Beam Suntory's global chief marketing officer, Rebecca Messina 13 Jun 2018

Andy Morton

Rebecca Messina joined Beam Suntory two-and-a-half years ago to lead global marketing after spending the previous two decades with The Coca-Cola Co. This week, Messina took time out from Beam Suntory's annual global conference in Barcelona to sit down with just-drinks and talk about what lessons she has brought from Coca-Cola to her current role, the challenges of marketing around stock shortages and why there would be no winners from a Trump trade war.

"The on-trade doesn't realise it can up-sell on a Coca-Cola" - Interview, Seedlip founder, Ben Branson 28 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Last month, UK producer Seedlip launched the second expression in its range of self-described "non-alcoholic spirits". Seedlip Garden follows the launch in November of the original Seedlip, which sold out three times in high-end London retailer Selfridges and has caught the attention of bartenders with its positioning as an adult-aimed, non-alcoholic base for cocktails. Seedlip founder Ben Branson says the spirit - a distillation of botanicals including herbs, fruit and bark - is a riposte to non-alcoholic drinks that depend too heavily on sugary fruit blends, and offers a solution to the problem of "what to drink when you're not drinking". just-drinks spoke to Branson ahead of the launch of Seedlip Garden about his early successes, interest from Bahraini royalty and why the industry needs to get on-board the non-alcoholic category.

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Old Pulteney switches aged expressions in portfolio redraw 14 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Inver House Distillers has released details of the global roll-out of a revised, four-strong "core collection" for its Old Pulteney single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Nestle Waters unveils functional water Levissima + in Italy 14 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

Nestle Waters has announced the roll-out of Levissima +, an extension of the Levissima mineral water brand, to the Italian market.

The Coca-Cola Co uses Indiegogo crowdfund to pilot Valser water in the US 13 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

The US unit of The Coca-Cola Co has used a crowdfunding platform to test the roll-out of a mineral water brand in the country.

Starbucks' Evolution Fresh Organic Kombucha - Product Launch 10 Aug 18

Andy Morton

US coffee store operator and beverage maker Starbucks has entered the kombucha market with a new range rolling out to the off-premise.

The Glasgow Distillery Co's Makar Cherry Gin - Product Launch 9 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

The Glasgow Distillery Co has added a cherry-flavoured expression to its Makar gin brand.

Whyte & Mackay’s The Woodsman blended Scotch - Product Launch 9 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Whyte & Mackay has launched a new blended Scotch whisky brand, designed to target younger consumers who have yet to try Scotch.

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What is Heineken hiding up its sleeve in Australia? 17 Aug 16

Andy Morton

Heineken is gearing up for a product launch in Australia this month. But exactly what the product is, the brewer is not saying.

PepsiCo reveals 1893 Pepsi - video 21 Mar 16

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has unveiled footage of its upcoming soda, Pepsi 1893.

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