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Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rain...

How the Internet of Things is shaking up cocktails

Rapid and constant connection to the Internet has already transformed how consumers interact with the market, but the digital revolution is...

Travel Retail has plenty of runway - Comment

While some have predicted turbulent times for the Global Travel Retail business, spirits columnist Richard Woodard sees a long and lucrative...

Has the Travel Retail bubble burst? - Comment

These are undoubtedly turbulent times for the Global Travel Retail business. An industry notoriously susceptible to external shocks has been...

Latest Interviews

How to stay ahead in wine e-commerce -Virgin Wines 7 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The concept of selling wine online may not be a new one but, as more companies look towards 'home-trade' and the likes of Amazon and eBay enter the market, established players need to stay ahead of the game. Virgin Wines CEO Jay Wright tells just-drinks how his firm looks to grow it relevance in an increasingly-crowded market place.


Interview - Conviviality CEO Diana Hunter 4 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Earlier this week, UK drinks company Conviviality agreed to purchase Bibendum PLB for GBP60m (US$88.5m), in what the country's Wine and Spirit Trade Association CEO Miles Beale called a "potentially seismic deal" for the industry. 

Latest News

 Coca-Cola HBC appoints MBWS in Poland 28 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola HBC's Polish unit has appointed Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits' (MBWS) Polish subsidiary to handle its products in the country. 


Yeastie Boys sets up Aus JV with Experienceit 21 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

New Zealand brewer Yeastie Boys has created a joint venture with Experienceit Beverages in Australia as it looks to establish a brewing and distribution base in the country. 


Smart phones forcing TR to adapt - Diageo 1 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Diageo's Travel Retail head has said the channel's business model needs to adjust as technology changes the way consumers shop.


Kenya Breweries' Tusker Cider - NPD 27 Oct 16

Lucy Britner

Kenya Breweries has released a cider under its African lager brand Tusker. The brewer said the locally-produced cider would appeal to Millennials. 


Talking Rain rolls out Sparkling Ice to Mexico 19 Oct 16

Lucy Britner

Talking Rain has launched its Sparkling Ice brand in Mexico, as the US company continues to expand its global footprint. 


Beam Suntory invests in home cocktail maker 12 Oct 16

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has backed an at-home mixed drinks machine, Bartesian, as it looks to reach the home cocktails market. 

Latest blogs

What's on offer in the UK off-trade? 18 Jun 15

Lucy Britner

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.

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