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Latest Interviews

"In any integration, we've always talked about three kinds of synergies. With SABMiller, there was a fourth" - just-drinks meets Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito - Part I 13 Jun 2018

Olly Wehring

Late last week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met with Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO in London. A notoriously-reluctant interviewee, Carlos Brito talked for over an hour about the brewer's learnings from SABMiller, the trends set to shape the future for the beer category and which bets the group has put down on potential growth opportunities going forward.


"The way to drive dark spirits is to make them accessible. And accessible means mixed" - Interview, Fever-Tree founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow 21 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

When premium mixers firm Fever-Tree launched its IPO in late-2014, shares were priced at GBP1.34. Today, following the release of 2016's results, Fever-Tree's shares are trading at over GBP15. Late last month, just-drinks sat down with the company's founders, Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow, who still own 21.8% of the company, to explore the reasons behind Fever-Tree's success.

Latest News

UK drives Nichols Q1 2018 as overseas sales drop 30% - results 20 Jul 18

Andy Morton

Soft drinks maker Nichols had the UK to thank for a 2.3% revenue rise in the first half of 2018, as anticipated problems with trade in the Middle East sent international sales tumbling.


This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the end of Coke Zero in Australia, non-alcoholic wine at PepsiCo and results from Nichols 20 Jul 18

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


Drink Better's Cushiedoos premium tonic water - Product Launch 19 Jul 18

Olly Wehring

Scottish start-up Drink Better has released a higher-end tonic water that the company claims contains far less sugar then sector leader Fever-Tree.


Kolibri Drinks unveils sugar-free soft drinks range, with sugar in bottle cap 19 Jul 18

Andy Morton

UK soft drinks maker Kolibri Drinks has launched a range of botanical beverage that allows consumers to customise the amount of sugar in them.


Britvic names Bruce Dallas as UK marketing head 19 Jul 18

Andy Morton

Britvic has appointed a new marketing director for its UK unit.


Britvic digs in heels as trade union prepares to strike 18 Jul 18

Andy Morton

UK-based soft drinks maker Britvic has warned that upcoming strikes will not change its stance on redundancy payouts at its soon-to-close Norwich plant.

Latest blogs

Feeling Blue on Monday? Help is at hand 15 Jan 18

Olly Wehring

It may not be scientific, but the third Monday in January has been coined 'Blue Monday' - the most depressing day of the year. Dreamed up in the UK by a psychologist commissioned by a holiday company 14 years ago, there's method in the madness: Lousy weather, post-Christmas blues, last pay-day feels ages ago, next pay-day barely on the horizon...


Small measures required as Philadelphia soda tax adds up 4 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Philadelphia’s soda tax came into force on Sunday, and is reportedly causing a stir in the city's check-out aisles.



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