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Latest Interviews

Interview - Pernod Ricard's luxury director 12 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Tareef Shawa joined Pernod Ricard in 2014, bringing with him luxury credentials from American Express's invitation-only Centurion division, as well as seven years at LVMH's Louis Vuitton as director of global client development. Speaking to just-drinks in London this week, the group's luxury & customer relationship management director discusses the concept of luxury, its role within Pernod and how to quantify the success of luxury events.


Interview, Halewood CEO Stewart Hainsworth 12 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Since forming in 1978, privately-owned Halewood Wines & Spirits has quietly carved a niche in the UK's beer, wine, spirits and RTD categories, through the Lambrini, Red Square vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer brands. However, performance has suffered in the years following founder John Halewood's death. In the first of a two-part interview, group CEO Stewart Hainsworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor, Lucy Britner, about his vision for the group's future growth as well as Russian oligarchs and the company's recent stake purchase in The Pogues Irish whiskey.

Latest News

Sogrape hands UK distribution to Liberty Wines 16 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Sogrape's UK unit has appointed Liberty Wines to handle its wine brands in the market. 


Starbucks ends 'Evenings' alcohol initiative in US 10 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Starbucks has discontinued its Starbucks Evenings programme, which had seen some of its stores in the US stay open later to serve alcohol.


Sazerac Co's 375 Park Avenue Spirits names COO 9 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Sazerac-controlled importer 375 Park Avenue Spirits has appointed a former Bacardi executive to the role of president & COO. 


US on-premise ends tough 2016 - Nielsen 23 Dec 16

Andy Morton

The past year has seen "brand-on-brand combat" in the US on-premise with competition in 2017 only set to intensify, a new Nielsen report has said.


Brooklyn Lager added to Carlsberg Draughtmaster 19 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is to include Brooklyn Brewery's flagship lager brand in an extended range of beers available for its Draughtmaster portable draught system in the UK.


Yeastie Boys sets up Aus JV with Experienceit 21 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

New Zealand brewer Yeastie Boys has created a joint venture with Experienceit Beverages in Australia as it looks to establish a brewing and distribution base in the country. 

Latest blogs

People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 16

Lucy Britner

The rules have changed. The goal posts have... gone?


Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning 6 Oct 15

Andy Morton

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol industry's calendar.

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