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Whatever happened to binge Britain? - comment

Ten years ago today, when the new Licensing Act came into effect in the UK, I was a cub reporter on licensed-trade newspaper The Morning Adv...

SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market l...

Comment - Here Comes Home-Trade

With the global financial crisis came two (well-worn) adages: people don't go out as much and, when they do, they expect more in terms of va...

Focus - Suntory Holdings' FY Performance

Earlier this week, Japan's Suntory Holdings reported a healthy rise in full-year sales and operating profits. Here, just-drinks takes a clos...

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

Diageo Australia appoints commercial head 20 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Diageo's Australia unit has confirmed the appointment of Simon Tamke to the role of commercial director.

Drizly adds editorial to online retail platform 20 Nov 15

Olly Wehring

Drizly has created the position of editor-in-chief and “chief cocktail officer” to lead the non-purchase content of its website.

Canada province moves to privatise liquor stores 20 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Canada has moved a step closer to a privatised drinks retailing industry following Saskatchewan province's plan to privatise 40 of its liquor stores. 

Majestic Wines cuts new stores as H1 profits drop 17 Nov 15

Andy Morton

Majestic Wines is to scale back store openings after its first-half profits plummeted.

Patron Spirits rolls out one-litre tequila bottle 12 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

Patron Spirits is looking to cash in on seasonal gifting in the US with the rollout of a one-litre bottle pack for its Patron Silver Tequila.

Stoli Group switches Central Europe distribution 9 Nov 15

Lucy Britner

The Stoli Group is to switch its distributors in Central Europe.

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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