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Sunday 4 October 2015

Publisher’s Letter

AS the global leading drinks trade publication, the drinks business is at the forefront of what is happening in the drinks industry. We are determined to maintain our reputation by reacting to the latest developments and trends, as well as making a contribution to the trade with analysis, debate and opinion.

Like the drinks industry itself, we are constantly striving to innovate and bring new, exciting ideas and services to our readers. In 2015/6 we will not only continue to increase the European and international relevance of our editorial coverage, but will also work hard to keep our readers better informed via our website, which enjoyed over 6 million unique visitors last year.

the drinks business daily e-newsletters continue to grow in importance and almost 32, 000 members of the drinks trade worldwide now read them. They contain original and engaging stories sourced by our full time team of writers and a range of journalists across the world.

the drinks business will continue to run an annual programme of drinks industry awards designed to reward the inventive in drinks design and marketing as well as excellence in management and company development. It also operates the trade’s only Green Awards for environmental initiatives in drinks.

Our sister publication, The Spirits Business is the only international trade title solely dedicated to the spirits trade. The Spirits Business now has 12 issues per annum, including The Vodka Yearbook and The Brand Champions, the most comprehensive listing yet of the world’s most powerful spirits brands.

The Drinks Business and The Spirits Business host a highly popular awards series called The Masters. This series is unique in that it allows both wines and spirits to compete with their peers on an even playing field. The judges for these competitions are without exception highly regarded in their field.

And this year will see the return of a consumers show and a new product to reach out to the on trade.

Enjoy reading and participating in your industry with The Drinks Business and The Spirits Business.

Anthony Hawser