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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy has been a drinks journalist for 13 years and holds a diploma in wine and spirits.

Lucy has traveled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world and she enjoys sampling drinks as well as writing about them.

She was just-drinks' deputy editor from 2015 to 2019, while her work has also appeared in other drinks publications including Imbibe, decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican's Morning Advertiser and Harpers.

Lucy also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants in London.

Lucy, meanwhile, was one of the founding editors of World's 50 Best Bars.  

Articles by Lucy Britner

With financial crisis looming, can all consumers afford to shop more healthily?How might Covid-19 shape interest in health-and-wellness? 19 May 2020

With a health crisis set to be joined by a financial one, how will interest in diet and functionality, coupled with pressure on income, affect the trend of health and wellness?

Bidcorp said Chinese consumers remain cautious, driving growth of online shoppingCovid-19 - Foodservice giant Bidcorp in China direct-to-consumer push 14 May 2020

Bidcorp's Asia foodservice business, Angliss Asia, has described a new online business-to-consumer platform in China as a key growth area for the company.

Machine dreams – the future of artificial intelligence in food and beverage operations 22 April 2020

Proponents of artificial intelligence say the tech can help feed a growing global population with greater efficiency. Lucy Britner looks at how manufacturers could tap into AI.

Could online grocery pick up in markets like US?The consumer trends to look for beyond Covid-19 7 April 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage worldwide, Lucy Britner looks further ahead to suggest how the crisis could change consumer behaviour.

Schoep's went into receivership last yearBrothers International Desserts acquires Schoep’s Ice Cream 2 March 2020

California-based Brothers International Desserts has purchased the Schoep's Ice Cream business in Winconsin.

Avena Foods is spending CAD20m on the plantCanada’s Avena Foods lines up new oat mill 2 March 2020

Canadian gluten-free oats producer Avena Foods has announced plans to build a new processing facility in the country.

Over the influence? The future of social media 9 December 2019

In this latest edition of FUTURES, Lucy Britner explores what the next generation of social media platforms might look like – and what it means for  food and drinks companies.

Remedy Organics joined PepsiCo's Nutrition Greenhouse incubator in November 2018How functional drinks makers are moving beyond snacks in a bottle 6 August 2019

A growing number of beverage firms look to offer 'a snack in a bottle' - but, looking at their ingredients, Lucy Britner writes more brands are touting their nutritional benefits.

This latest report from just-food FUTURES explores Generation Z

How can food companies connect with Generation Z? - just-food FUTURES Vol.6 23 April 2019

just-food's FUTURES service presents its latest free-to-read analysis, with Lucy Britner setting out how food companies should best market and sell to Generation Z.

Lion - speculation linking it to a bid from Coca-Cola Amatil deniedCoca-Cola Amatil shuts down Lion Dairy speculation 18 March 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has commented on speculation linking it to the purchase of Kirin's Australia-based food and beverage unit.

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