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Pernod Ricard's ambitions in China - Focus

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its amb...

The future of retail in China - analysis

The way consumers shop in China is changing. The country's Internet giants are using e-commerce data to blend on- and off-line experiences i...

2018's most important trade shows

From London, New York and Düsseldorf to Dubai, China and beyond, here is the just-drinks round up of the biggest trade shows in 2018....

Ten takeaways from the Global Drinks Forum - Pt 1

The Global Drinks Forum in Berlin this October hosted 11 presentations from all corners of the drinks industry. Talks at the day-long intern...

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

Jawbox Spirits Co's Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur, Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur - Product Launch 20 Jun 18

Lucy Britner

Jawbox Spirits Co has added two gin liqueurs to its line up. The Northern Ireland-based gin distiller said today that Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur and Rhubarb & Ginger Gin Liqueur will launch in the UK this summer.


'New retail' will become normal retail in China – Pernod Ricard China MD 13 Jun 18

Lucy Britner

The head of Pernod Ricard's operations in China has claimed that so-called 'new retail' is fast becoming a reality in the country.


SHS Drinks' WKD Mixed - Product Launch 22 May 18

Lucy Britner

UK drinks firm SHS has rolled out a range of pre-mixed cocktails in cans, under its WKD brand.


Brick Brewing Co lines up LandShark Lager push in Canada 15 May 18

Lucy Britner

Canadian brewer Brick Brewing Co has announced a number of initiatives for its LandShark Lager brand, as it looks to take advantage of the summer trading months.


SHS Drinks targets UK students in latest WKD push 10 May 18

Lucy Britner

SHS Drinks has lined up a student-focused marketing initiative to help propel new multi-flavour WKD packs.


Global Brands lines up RTD cocktail range 'All Shook Up' 12 Apr 18

Lucy Britner

UK drinks firm Global Brands has launched a new range of ready-to-drink cocktails as it looks to tap into continued consumer interest in mixed drinks.

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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