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Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt?

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to E...

Alcohol and socio-economic status - research

In recently-released research, the authors aimed to investigate whether - and to what extent - consumption by beverage type, BMI, smoking an...

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The dawning of a new decade will bring plenty of surprises, creativity and optimism. As we welcome 2020, then, what will be the first likely...

just-drinks' M&A database - December

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December, a month that saw Diageo move into on-tap cock...

Latest Interviews

"The Trump administration has been bold in addressing long-standing trade barriers" - just-drinks speaks to Distilled Spirits Council CEO Chris Swonger - Part I 16 Jan 2020

Olly Wehring

Spirits producers in the US had plenty to worry about last year, and 2020 shows little sign of respite. Late last week, just-drinks spoke to Chris Swonger, the CEO of trade association the Distilled Spirits Council of the US. In this, the first in an exclusive, two-part interview, Swonger, who assumed the role in late-2018, leads us through the twists and turns of tariffs and trade talks in recent months.


"Consumers are not stupid - they're the trendsetters" - just-drinks speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland - Part II 13 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Olly Wehring speaks to Diageo's chief digital officer, Ben Sutherland. Here, in the second part of an exclusive two-part interview, Sutherland talks about breaking through to 'dark social', the power of imfluencers and the lack of a digital rule book for beverage.

Latest News

"Great anxiety" for US distillers as tariff rows rumble on - FREE TO READ 17 Jan 20

Richard Woodard

The Trump administration's "bold" approach to international trade could help resolve the tariff dispute impacting spirits producers on both sides of the Atlantic, according to the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 17 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Stoli Group creates chief commercial officer post for Canada, US 17 Jan 20

Richard Woodard

Stoli Group has appointed former Jackson Family Wines and Regal Wine Co executive Jonathan Hollister to fill the newly-created role of chief commercial officer.


Latitude Beverage's Wheel Horse rye whiskey - Product Launch 17 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

Latitude Beverage is readying the release of the first batch of a rye whiskey produced in Kentucky.


"No swift action" on US CBD regulation after FDA comments, warns analyst 16 Jan 20

Andy Morton

CBD beverage producers in the US may have to wait for clarity on regulation as authorities look set to miss a February deadline, an analyst has said.


Gin maker Fishers names Christian Hamilton commercial director 16 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

UK gin producer Fishers has appointed its first commercial director in an effort to expand its business.



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