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Will social media marketing take over from trad?

In the quest for authentic connections with consumers, the rise of social media has been a godsend: Never before have companies had so much...

How's the future shaping up for Cognac and Brandy?

Although global brandy sales have been generally flat over the past five years, this disguises the continued momentum for Cognac consumption...

Will we solve the plastic problem in 2018?

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all i...

Pernod Ricard reaps reward of China, India return

Sales teams for major spirits producers in China and India have not had it easy of late. Both Asian giants have been buffeted by the kind of...

Latest Interviews

"Money has never burnt a hole in our pocket" - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part II 8 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Last month, just-drinks sat down with Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz during a visit to the new Appleton Estate visitors centre to discuss the rum category. While we had him, Kunze-Concewitz broached a number of other subjects including Campari's M&A ambitions, the overheated Irish whiskey category and why a ban on plastic straws may not be the way to solve waste issues.


The Jamaica effect - How Appleton Estate is premiumising rum - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Last month, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz cut the ribbon on a new US$7.2m visitors centre at the Appleton Estate rum distillery in Jamaica. Afterwards, just-drinks sat down with him to talk about how the new centre will affect the Appleton brand, what the industry can learn from Jamaica and why it may take ten more years before consumers properly understand rum's ageing process.

Latest News

Sojuzplodoimport to appeal after Stolichnaya court setback against SPI Group 20 Feb 18

Andy Morton

Sojuzplodoimport, the Russian company locked in a court battle with SPI Group over ownership of the Stolichnaya vodka brand, has said it will appeal after losing the latest round in the pair's long-running fight.


Enda O’Sullivan takes over as Latin America MD for William Grant & Sons 20 Feb 18

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has appointed a new Latin America head as it targets fresh growth for its whisky and gin brands in the region.


Berry Bros & Rudd’s London Dry Gin - Product Launch 20 Feb 18

Olly Wehring

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced plans to revive its namesake London Dry Gin in the UK.


Monin's Le Fruit de Monin Beetroot and Carrot syrups - Product Launch 20 Feb 18

Andy Morton

French syrup maker Monin has launched its first vegetable flavours as it targets new cocktail trends.


Jägermeister partners with New York Rangers in three-year ice hockey deal 20 Feb 18

Olly Wehring

Jägermeister has secured 'official sponsor' status in the US for ice hockey team the New York Rangers.


Takara Shuzo's Tomatin Metal and Water - Product Launch 19 Feb 18

Lucy Britner

Takara Shuzo's Tomatin Distillery has released the final two expressions in its limited series - Five Virtues.

Latest blogs

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...


AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.



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