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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy Britner is just-drinks' deputy editor. She 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. Her work has appeared in major drinks publications including Imbibe, Decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Harpers, while she also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants in London. Lucy was one of the founding editors of World's 50 Best Bars.  

Articles by Lucy Britner

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.

Consumers faced with Embrace smart tech to stay connected to consumers - just-food FUTURES 14 February 2019

Food companies need to get serious about smart technology in order to stay connected with consumers, according to the latest report from FUTURES, the new service from just-food.

How long before our DNA determines what we eat?The future of personalised nutrition - just-food FUTURES vol. 4 13 February 2019

Consumers are starting to consider their genetic make-up to determine what they should eat and drink. just-food FUTURES surveys the outlook for personalised nutrition.

Plastic packaging - increasingly under the spotlightFood and drinks firms must consider a world without plastics - research 13 December 2018

Find out what could happen to food and drinks producers who don't make the move towards producing more environmentally-friendly packaging in the latest issue of FUTURES. 

Early press statements by Luxembourg government indicate marijuana use would only be legal for residentsLuxembourg next to legalise recreational cannabis use 30 November 2018

A European country has confirmed it will legalise the recreational use of cannabis, marking another market where restrictions are being eased or removed.

Kroger has teamed up with US robotics company Nuro to pilot serviceWhat is the future of autonomous delivery in food? 16 November 2018

just-food's new FUTURES service looks in-depth at how the fledgling area of autonomous delivery of food products could take shape.

Alibaba - hoping market research deal will speed up product development.Alibaba's Tmall eyes faster product innovation in market research deal 17 October 2018

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba's e-commerce platform has partnered with a range of market research groups as it looks to help companies speed up their new product development process.

Future food company Open Meals trialed edible 3-D printed sushi at this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas

Trend Hunter Future Festival's 11 food-and-drink consumer trends to watch in 2019 27 September 2018

As part of the Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto last week, the consumer insights company laid out key trends for 2019. Here, Lucy Britner highlights the top picks for food and drinks.

Hunter: How to lead a business through disruption – lessons from the former CEO of Chicago Tribune – Trend Hunter Future Festival 25 September 2018

In the latest of her dispatches from the Trend Hunter Future Festival in Toronto, Lucy Britner looks at how FMCG manufacturers might learn from one of the major names in US media.

Kroger using shelf-edge tech to send pricing and promos to phonesThe future is omnichannel and it's now - dispatches from Trend Hunter Future Festival 21 September 2018

These days, omni-channel is the latest buzzword in retail circles, with Alibaba's 'new retail' concept in China, Hema, one of the leading players in creating a crossover between on- and off-line shopping.

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