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The rise of experiences in the on-premise - trends

This month, consumer trends observer Lucy Britner explores the global popularity of escape rooms as consumers continue to hunt for new exper...

How UK craft brewers are winning with Generation Z

The adage that younger consumers of alcohol are drinking less but drinking better is widely-recognised. Earlier this month, the Society of I...

Connecting with Generation Z - FUTURES

Described by consumer insights company Trend Hunter as the ‘anti-Millennials’, Generation Z is digital-native, politically aware and likes t...

International Women's Day in the drinks industry

Today, 8 March, is International Women's Day. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what drinks companies are doing to mark the occasion and cha...

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"What we have right now is an unsustainable trading model"- just-drinks speaks to Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association 16 Jul 2020

Olly Wehring

Late last year, Emma McClarkin was appointed chief executive of the British Beer & Pub Association. Within four months of taking the helm, the coronavirus pandemic prompted the outright closure of the UK on-premise channel. Speaking exclusively to just-drinks today, McClarkin talks us through her tenure so far and how - or if - her members have survived lockdown. She also considers what the 'new normal' will be like for the country's pubs and brewers.

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. 

Latest News

COVID second wave needs "proportionate" response for on-premise - SpiritsEurope 19 Oct 20

Olly Wehring

The threat of a second wave of COVID-19 in Europe should be handled by "proportionate, evidence-based" measures from authorities, according to the trade association for the region's spirits industry.

Suntory Holdings ramps up anti-COVID face-shield project with Tokyo bar trials 16 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Suntory Holdings is market testing a face-shield that allows consumers to eat and drink while protecting themselves from COVID-19.

Greene King to shutter UK pubs, cut 800 jobs 8 Oct 20

Andy Morton

UK brewer Greene King is to close about 25 of its pubs because of the coronavirus impact on the country's on-premise channel.

US Bartenders’ Guild makes 'pay what you can' offer to members 30 Sep 20

Olly Wehring

Trade organisation the US Bartenders’ Guild has responded to the ongoing challenges facing the country's on-premise channel by setting up a 'pay what you can' subscription model for its members.

Jack Daniel's to get off-premise push as bar closures hit performance - Brown-Forman CEO 3 Sep 20

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman is looking to raise the off-premise focus of its flagship Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, as the brand looks to bounce back from the global closure of the on-premise earlier this year.

Rokit Drinks "pivots" Bandero Tequila from on- to off-premise in US 28 Aug 20

Olly Wehring

Rokit Drinks has confirmed its intention to dial down the on-premise focus for its Bandero Tequila brand in two US states, preferring instead to put feet on the ground in the off-premise channel.

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