All articles by Conor Reynolds

Prior to joining Just Drinks as reporter in early 2022, Conor studied journalism & media production at Dublin City University, having spent eight years working in some of the best bars in the city.

Conor Reynolds

Bud Light row: DeSantis urges review of Florida’s AB InBev investment

DeSantis has suggested AB InBev may have “breached legal duties owed to its shareholders”.

Familia Torres buys stake in China wine importer Summergate

The deal sees Familia Torres’ local arm – Torres China – combined with Summergate.

Keurig Dr Pepper acquires minority share in US coffee roaster La Colombe

With the capital investment of $300m, KDP will become La Colombe’s second largest investor, owning a third of the business.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs accuses Diageo of “illegal and outrageous retaliation” following lawsuit

“The message is clear: if you dare to shed light on Diageo’s conduct, you will be punished” – Combs’ legal team.

Nestlé opens coffee mixes plant in South Africa

The food and drink giant has invested R79m ($4.3m) into an additional facility at its Babelegi production plant.

Chivas Brothers releases carbon reduction technology ‘open source’ to industry

Chivas Brothers says the technology has reduced total carbon emissions at its Glentauchers distillery by 53%

Kliro Capital Partners buys UK alcohol producer Intercontinental Brands

“Together with a number of former colleagues, we are looking to invest and help build businesses in both the drinks industry and the broader consumer sector” – Kliro Capital Partners.

What is aspartame and is it safe to consume?

The WHO review means brands are unlikely to move away from aspartame for safety reasons. However, consumer confusion and alternative ingredients could give product developers food for thought.

South Korea’s GoldenBlue files monopoly complaint against Carlsberg

The complaint claims Carlsberg engaged in unfair practices from the start of its distribution agreement with GoldenBlue in 2018.

A.G. Barr drivers reject pay offer and vote to strike

“What’s currently on the table is really taking the fizz” – trade union Unite.