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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...

Ten things to know about spirits in the US

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drin...

Spirits in 2015 - just-drinks Review of the Year

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, de...

Latest Interviews

The Lidl effect on the new off-trade landscape 10 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

As is often the case when meeting a person widely held to be “one of the most important people in the drinks industry”, Ben Hulme doesn't appear to live up to such superstar perceptions. Since joining Lidl in 2010, Hulme has progressed from its graduate trainee scheme to become the German-headquartered supermarket chain's head of beer, wines & spirits - a position he has held since June.


Interview - Tesco group wine director 21 May 2013

Olly Wehring

To coincide with this week's London International Wine Fair, just-drinks managed to secure some time yesterday (20 May) with Dan Jago, the UK and group wine director for Tesco. In the first of this two-part interview, we look at Jago's time in the wine industry, Tesco's relationship with the wine consumer in the UK, and the 'E' word.

Latest News

eBay launches eBay Wine in Drync partnership 29 Apr 16

Andy Morton

eBay has linked up with mobile wine app Drync to expand its US online wine platform.


Brick Brewing launches LandShark Lager in Canada 25 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Canada's Brick Brewing Co has followed last week's launch of Margaritaville Classic Margarita coolers with the roll out of LandShark Lager. 


Brick Brewing Co's Margaritaville Coolers - NPD 22 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Canada's Brick Brewing Co has launched Margaritaville's Classic Margarita coolers in The Beer Store, Ontario. 


UK online wine sales forecast to grow - study 22 Apr 16

Andy Morton

Internet wine sales in the UK are predicted to grow in the next three years to 14% of the total market in the country, a new study has said.


Miami Cocktail Co's Small Batch Organics RTDs- NPD 18 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

Miami Cocktail Co has launched two flavours under its newly-created Small Batch Organics line. 


US online firm delivery.com buys BrewDrop app 13 Apr 16

Lucy Britner

US online order company delivery.com has purchased Texas-based alcohol delivery app BrewDrop, in an effort to bolster its alcohol delivery service in the country.

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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