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Diageo in North America - Focus

Last week, the head of Diageo's operations in North America, Deirdre Mahlan, hosted a conference call with analysts to update them on the co...

3 cocktail trends for 2019 – Diageo's World Class

Consumers will continue to value quality over quantity when it comes to drinks, according to Diageo....

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 should adult soft drinks be sold to consumers?

In her latest consumer trends column, Laura Foster looks at the rise of non-alcoholic and adult soft drinks. The key to their success, she s...

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. 


"Launching a brand new gin now would be a tough ask" - Interview, Wemyss Malts MD William Wemyss 10 Apr 2017

Lucy Britner

Late last month, Wemyss Malts announced plans to move its Darnley's gin production to its own, newly-created facility in Scotland. The gin, which launched in 2010, is currently produced at Thames Distillers in London.  At the same time, the firm announced that it has dropped 'View' from the brand name and rolled out fresh packaging as well as a Navy Strength version of its Spiced Gin brand. just-drinks sat down with Wemyss Malts founder and managing director William Wemyss in Edinburgh to find out why being "made in Scotland" is important.

Latest News

UK hospitality channel welcomes Government decision to scrap "settled status" fees 21 Jan 19

Lucy Britner

Trade organisations for the UK's on-premise and restaurant industries have welcomed a move by the country's Prime Minister to abandon a plan to charge EU citizens a fee to continue living in the UK after Brexit.


UK drinks industry welcomes NHS 'alcohol care teams' 7 Jan 19

Lucy Britner

A UK industry watchdog has welcomed a move by the country's health service to introduce dedicated help for those who suffer from alcohol dependency.


Roust launches Russian Standard vodka in India 20 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

Roust International has rolled out its Russian Standard Original vodka brand to the Indian market.


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.


William Grant & Sons takes Hendrick's Orbium to US 7 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has launched its Hendrick's Orbium gin brand in the US market.


Heineken launches Old Mout cider on draught 21 Nov 18

Lucy Britner

Heineken will roll out a draught version of its Old Mout Berries & Cherries cider in the UK, as it looks to tap into demand for flavoured cider.

Latest blogs

AG Barr launches Funkin innovation search 5 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

AG Barr has lined up a Funkin campaign in the UK to find an 'innovation champion'.


People want to drink beer in cafes 6 May 16

Lucy Britner

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



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