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Will there come a time when companies know more than we know ourselves about what we want? If Alibaba's latest move is anything to go by, it...

Consumer demand for environmental efforts soars

My initial thoughts for my latest Consumer Trends consideration for just-drinks were to write about how drinks companies can make alcohol mo...

What a 'no-deal' Brexit would look like for drinks

As Brexit Day draws ever closer, the negotiations between the UK and the European Union have reached a critical point this week, with the Eu...

Six companies shaking up non-alcoholic drinks

On Saturday, mindful drinking consumer group Club Soda held its Mindful Drinking Festival outside of London for the first time. Just-drinks...

Latest Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


"In any integration, we've always talked about three kinds of synergies. With SABMiller, there was a fourth" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 13 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Late last week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO in London. A notoriously-reluctant interviewee, Carlos Brito talked for over an hour about the brewer's learnings from SABMiller, the trends set to shape the future for the beer category and which bets the group has put down on potential growth opportunities going forward.

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.


Driverless cars will change how people shop, how drinks are packaged - FUTURES 19 Oct 18

just-drinks.com editorial team

Driverless cars will disrupt the food and drinks industries in the next ten years, according to a new future-focused service from just-food and just-drinks.


Szent's scented water range - Product Launch 19 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

A new soft drinks company has released a range of namesake waters with a "scent ring" around the neck of the bottle.


Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks 19 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.


Coca-Cola Amatil refutes 'Kia ora, mate' language gaffe 19 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has responded to social media backlash over a language gaffe on vending machines in New Zealand.


Punchy Drinks' 0%-abv and 4%-abv RTD Spiced Rum Punch - Product Launch 19 Oct 18

Andy Morton

A new UK drinks company has launched a rum RTD that comes in both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions.

Latest blogs

Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon 14 Mar 18

Lucy Britner

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.


Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...



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