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2019 - The year of at-home drinks machines - Focus

As in-home technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, consumers continue to look for ways to entertain in their own space. Here, just-dr...

"Forget what you think you know about retail"

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading pl...

Where has Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits gone wrong?

Earlier this week, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits confirmed it is considering selling off some brands in a bid to reduce costs. At the same ti...

How grocery featured on Amazon's latest Prime Day

Amazon held its fourth annual Prime Day earlier this month. It again lasted more than a day - 36 hours to be exact - and took in new countri...

Latest Interviews

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes on the future of gin, the growth of no-alcohol and the plan to kick-start vodka 26 Jul 2018

Lucy Britner

Earlier today, Diageo released its full-year 2018 results, with growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Ivan Menezes after the announcement to discuss the challenging vodka market, increasing thirst for no- and low-alcohol drinks and the booming gin category. 


"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.

Latest News

Diageo adds Belsazar Vermouth to Reserve portfolio 10 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

Diageo has included its recently-acquired vermouth brand in its high-end drinks line up.


Keurig Dr Pepper, Anheuser-Busch launch Nespresso-style beer, cocktail maker - video 29 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Keurig Dr Pepper and the US unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev have created a joint venture to launch a Nespresso-style alcoholic drinks dispenser.


Kopparberg targets UK fruit cider trend with 'KopparKeg Black' 23 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Kopparberg has today launched its blackcurrant and blackberry cider flavour in keg format to the UK off-premise.


Majestic stockpiles supply amid Brexit disruption fears 22 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

The CFO of UK-based drinks company Majestic has said the group will take on additional inventory in the country, ahead of the UK's planned departure from the European Union next year.


William Grant & Sons readies 1.75l Hendrick's Gin bottle in UK Black Friday push 21 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has lined up a 1.75l format for its Hendrick's Gin brand in the UK as it looks to take advantage of the Black Friday retail opportunity.


China's 'new retail' to represent 33% of consumer spending by 2023 – research 31 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

The combination of on- and off-line retail sales in China could account for up to a third of all consumer spending in the country by 2023.

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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