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No-alcohol growth about seeking - Consumer Trends

A new generation of non-alcoholic drinks, and the growth they are achieving, is deservedly generating excitement in the drinks sector. The k...

Start of a "new chapter" for Diageo - Analysis

Yesterday, Diageo turned in a healthy set of fiscal full-year 2017 numbers as first half momentum continued into the six months to the end o...

Diageo's LAC head on Scotch, Cachaça & cocktails

Late last week, Diageo's Latin America & Caribbean president Alberto Gavazzi hosted a conference call with analysts. Gavazzi offered some in...

The changing face of socialising - Consumer Trends

Having already revolutionised how we communicate remotely, digital technology is now transforming how we socialise physically, presenting ne...

Latest Interviews

"More Chinese people like wine - they want to know more about it" - Interview, Alan's Wines & Spirits chairman Alan Wang 12 Jun 2017

Andy Morton

Alan Wang is the founder of Alan's Wines & Spirits, which has 86 off-premise sites across China. just-drinks sat down with him during the 2017 China Food & Drinks Fair in Chengdu, where he spoke about the changing face of the Chinese consumer and reveals what he looks for in wine before allowing it on his shelves.


"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

Latest News

Young consumers driving casual wine consumption in Japan - research 22 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

Japan's younger consumers are turning more to casual settings to drink wine, according to new research.


Illva Saronno's Disaronno Sour - Product Launch 6 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

Illva Saronno has released a pre-mixed Disaronno Sour in a slimline can.


Diageo hands Guinness distribution to Anheuser-Busch InBev in China 30 Aug 17

Lucy Britner

Diageo has appointed Anheuser-Busch InBev as the exclusive distributor for its Guinness beer brand in mainland China.


US restaurant chain BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse starts beer delivery service 22 Aug 17

Andy Morton

Alcohol delivery channels continue to expand in the US as a restaurant chain launches a craft beer online ordering platform.


Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors face Ontario sales lawsuit 7 Aug 17

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors have said they will fight a lawsuit from one the US's biggest craft brewers, which has accused the two brewers of colluding to obstruct cross-border trade with Canada's Ontario province.


Ugly Drinks lines up redesign, new flavours 4 Aug 17

Lucy Britner

UK water firm Ugly Drinks has lined up new flavours as well as revamped pack designs for its namesake brand. 

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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