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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

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

Aldi dealt alcohol sales blow in Australia 23 Jun 16

James Atkinson

Aldi’s plans to expand alcohol sales capabilities to more of its Australian stores have been curtailed by regulators in the state of Western Australia.


Mexico's beers fly in US while craft growth slows 21 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

Mexican beer volumes in the US have remained strong in the three months to 21 May, while craft brands have seen their healthy growth rates slip back, according to recent figures.


Naked Wines turns first profit as focus shifts 20 Jun 16

Lucy Britner

Majestic Wine's online retail division, Naked Wines, has made its maiden profit, thanks to investment from the parent company as well as improved customer retention in the US.


Conviviality to buy Bibendum PLB for GBP60m 3 May 16

Lucy Britner

UK drinks company Conviviality has agreed to acquire wine firm Bibendum PLB as it continues to grow its presence in the market.


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. 

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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