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IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas - Preview

Next week sees the International Association of Airport & Duty Free Stores host its annual 'Duty Free Show of the Americas' in Orlando. But,...

Travel Retail needs a disruptor - Comment

In an interview with just-drinks this week, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard had some strong words for Travel Retail....

Diageo Africa president O'Keeffe on beer & spirits

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Lauren...

Is sustainability now as important as financials?

For the first time, Dutch brewer Heineken has merged its sustainability report into its main annual report. The increased investor interest...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Fever-Tree's founders 21 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.


Interview, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard - Part II 16 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Last month, just-drinks spoke at length with Alex Ricard, the CEO of Pernod Ricard. In the first part of our exclusive interview, Ricard considered the group's recent performances in India and China. He also discussed the use of price both to grow sales and to drive premiumisation. Here, in part two, he looks at some of the group's more important brands, the strategy behind acquiring craft spirits companies, and the changes he has introduced to Pernod since becoming CEO two years ago.

Latest News

Brexit paperwork offers alcohol smuggling opp's 27 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

The UK’s exit from the European Union could create ideal conditions for alcohol smugglers in the years ahead, the country’s trade body for wine and spirits has warned.


AG Barr's Funkin Bramble Cocktail Mixer - NPD 27 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

AG Barr's Funkin unit has lined up a Bramble mixer, in an effort to enable bartenders to easily create Bramble cocktails. 


SWA welcomes Scotland Food & Drink vision 27 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

The trade body for Scotch whisky has hailed a Scottish move to drive growth across the country's farming, fishing, food and drink sectors.


BBR lines up global push for Penny Blue VSOP 27 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the international roll-out of its Penny Blue VSOP rum.


This week in spirits & wine on just-drinks 24 Mar 17

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global spirits & wine categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and beer & cider.


Fever-Tree's dark spirits mixers - NPD 24 Mar 17

Lucy Britner

Fever-Tree has lined up two dark-spirits focused mixers. 

Latest blogs

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.


Angostura advertises the news 12 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Most of the time, changes at the top of a company present themselves in press releases, stock exchange filings or responses from a spokesperson.

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