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The just-drinks Analyst returns

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers...

FUTURES - Smart technology in food and drink

Smart technology has long been behind the scenes at food and beverage companies. As consumers become more tech-savvy, the rise of smart tech...

How to ride the 'Gen Z' wave in the on-premise

Last month, I took a look at the growing interest among consumers for experiences.  A recent report in the UK from Red Brick Road and Opiniu...

Could consuming alcohol help with diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is an increasingly-common condition throughout the world, related closely to increases in obesity and ageing of population...

Latest Interviews

"Irish whiskey and gin can't rest on their laurels" - Interview, Shane Hoyne, CMO, Quintessential Brands 12 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Last month, Quintessential Brands opened the doors for the first time to its The Dublin Liberties Irish whiskey distillery and visitor experience, making its mark on the city's burgeoning whiskey scene. Ahead of the launch event, just-drinks deputy editor Lucy Britner sat down with Quintessential's CMO, Shane Hoyne, to talk about brand homes, the future of the Irish whiskey category and the company's broader acquisition plans.


"Africa is Asia in 15 to 20 years from today" - just-drinks speaks to Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard 19 Feb 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard released its results for the second half of 2018. The group posted a 7.8% increase in sales from the six months to the end of December, with the top-line rising by 5.6% in the last quarter. Last week, just-drinks spoke to group CEO Alex Ricard in London, following a presentation to UK media about Pernod's half-year performance.

Latest News

Australian retailers need to adapt when it comes to online alcohol sales – GlobalData 20 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Analysts at GlobalData have urged retailers in Australia to wake up to the importance of e-commerce when it comes to alcohol sales.


Beam Suntory readies Sipsmith Gin anniversary campaign - video 20 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has released a new advertising campaign for Sipsmith, as the gin brand celebrates its ten-year anniversary.


Atomic Brands' Moscow Mule, Kentucky Mule RTDs - Product Launch 20 Mar 19

Olly Wehring

Atomic Brands has added two new variants to its Monaco line of pre-mix cocktails in the US.


Treasury Wine Estates follows Accolade Wines with UK wine and gin fusion launch 19 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates has lined up a wine and gin drink in the UK under its Blossom Hill brand, as the company looks to capitalise on the rising trend in the country towards gin and botanicals.


Diageo's Mortlach 47-Year-Old Scotch whisky - Product Launch 19 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Diageo has released the first Scotch whisky in a new line from its Mortlach distillery in Speyside.


SPI Group's Cenote Cristalino Tequila - Product Launch - market data 18 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Stoli Group, the global spirits arm of SPI Group, has added a Cristalino expression to its Cenote Tequila range.



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