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May 27, 2022

Just Drinks – The editor is dead. Long live the editor!

It's goodbye from me...

By Olly Wehring

Here on Just Drinks, we don’t do self-indulgence. You won’t find us crowing about our achievements or braying about our exploits – We know you’re far too busy to want that!

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Until now…

After eighteen-and-a-half years with Just Drinks, managing editor Olly Wehring (that’s me!) is calling time on his tenure. That’s right; the era that began in October 2003 ends today.

And, what a ride it’s been! I’ve travelled the world – Cuba, Jamaica, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, California, New York, Florida, Puerto Rico, China, India, South Africa, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Czech, Poland, Russia, Ireland … and Scotland, naturally.

I’ve sat down with the CEOs of some of the biggest beverage brand owners there are – Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Campari Group, William Grant & Sons, Bacardi, Beam Suntory, Heineken, Carlsberg, Treasury Wine Estates … and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

I’ve made friends for life – even meeting my wife of 12 years [& counting]!

It’s been an unmitigated pleasure reporting on this incredible industry – for that, I’m eternally thankful to you, dear reader.

Now, dry those eyes: I’ll still be covering the drinks industry [albeit in a freelance capacity], so it’s not farewell forever. Just, please take my calls!

From next week, Just Drinks will be in the more-than-capable hands of the current editorial team, deputy editor James Beeson and reporter Conor Reynolds, with the reins moving to Dean Best, who the longer-serving subscribers among you will remember from his stint on the site way back in 2005-2007.

For now, then, thank you for your support of Just Drinks over the years – you work in the best business there is.

Cheers!

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Growing consumer concern regarding health and wellbeing has increased the focus on reducing sugar consumption. This has driven food and beverage manufacturers, alongside governments, to take measures to meet this challenge. In addition, the pandemic heightened the focus on self-care, including implementing healthy eating to support the immune system. Now more than ever, consumers are paying attention to the amount of sugar and calories in the products they purchase. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, The Sugar Reduction Challenge – Past, Present and Future Outlooks within Beverages, to better understand the recent trends in sugar demand, how manufacturers and governments have responded to the challenge, and what solutions are available to the industry. The white paper covers:
  • The key factors behind the recent trends in sugar consumption
  • What is driving consumer choices when shopping for food and beverages?
  • How companies and governments are stepping up their efforts to meet consumers’ expectations
  • The outlook for sugar demand
  • Which ingredients stand to benefit from these future developments?
Enter your details here to receive the free whitepaper.
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