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Non-alcoholic Heineken set to hit Europe in 2017 - Heineken CEO 16 Feb 2017

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The CEO of Heineken has said the company will roll out a non-alcoholic version of its namesake beer brand in Europe this year, as it looks to capitalise on the trend towards low- and no- alcohol products.


"I don't believe political actions impact consumption of our products" - PepsiCo CEO  16 Feb 2017

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The election of Donald Trump in the US and the UK's decision to leave the European Union are unlikely to have any material effect on PepsiCo, according to the group's CEO.


Molson Coors hit by US$500m write-down in Canada 15 Feb 2017

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Molson Coors has recorded a near-US$500m impairment charge in Canada after the company was moved to reassess the value of its brands in the country.


Bai to become priority brand for Dr Pepper Snapple Group - CEO 15 Feb 2017

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The head of Dr Pepper Snapple Group has said the recently-purchased Bai soft drink range will join the company's priority portfolio, as the group looks to cater for changing consumer needs.


Sparkling soft drinks roar back, says Coca-Cola Co's next CEO 10 Feb 2017

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The Coca-Cola Co's incoming CEO has said the soft drinks giant is winning the fight to resurrect sparkling soda as zero-calorie Cokes and smaller pack sizes boost CSD sales.


Absolut price must hold firm in the US - Pernod Ricard CEO 10 Feb 2017

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The CEO of Pernod Ricard has said the company must stand its ground on Absolut's pricing in the US, in the wake of increasing pressure from the vodka category.


Carlsberg CEO puts faith in premium growth in China as volume losses set to continue - just-drinks Exclusive 8 Feb 2017

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China's low-value beer volumes could drop further, Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart has told just-drinks.


Constellation Brands eyes raw materials US move to combat Trump border tax 9 Jan 2017

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Constellation Brands is considering shifting the purchase of several raw materials from Mexico to the US, should the country's president-elect Donald Trump implement a so-called border tax between the neighbouring nations.


Constellation Brands invests in Catoctin Creek Distilling Co 6 Jan 2017

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Constellation Brands has continued its recent spending spree with a minority investment in rye whiskey and gin producer Catoctin Creek. 


Weak blended Scotch whisky sales hit Brown-Forman's barrel business 8 Dec 2016

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The CEO of Brown-Forman has said a 'soft' blended Scotch whisky market has lead to a decrease in sales of the company's used barrels.


Coca-Cola European Partners eyes new consumers in Coke Zero Sugar Europe-wide roll out 11 Nov 2016

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The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has given more detail behind the company's decision to extend the newly-reformulated Coca-Cola Zero brand to Europe. 


Carlsberg deepens European ties with Brooklyn Brewery 10 Nov 2016

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The CEO of Carlsberg has confirmed that the brewer will continue to strengthen its ties with Brooklyn Brewery in Europe, despite Kirin's recent purchase of a stake in the US company.


Monster Beverage Corp rolls out Monster to China 7 Nov 2016

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Monster Beverage Corp has confirmed that the long-awaited launch of its namesake energy drinks brand into China is underway.


"Consumers are trying to make sense of choice" in craft beer - Molson Coors CEO 2 Nov 2016

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The president & CEO of Molson Coors has echoed comments made last week by Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, claiming that US beer consumers are striving to make sense of the array of options in the craft beer space.


Lil' Sweet campaign pays off for DPSG's Diet Dr Pepper  28 Oct 2016

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The CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple Group has said the company's Diet Dr Pepper brand "continued to significantly outperform the diet category", growing just under 1% in the company's third quarter. 


The Coca-Cola Co has "over 200 reformulation initiatives" to reduce sugar - COO 28 Oct 2016

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The Coca-Cola Co's chief operating officer has said the company is taking "multiple actions" to address changing consumer preferences around added sugar. 


Boston Beer Co outlines Samuel Adams innovation plans 24 Oct 2016

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The founder of Boston Beer Co has unveiled plans for the company's Samuel Adams beer, following an announcement in April to review the brand. 


China security boost drives Travel Retail woes - Remy Cointreau 19 Oct 2016

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Remy Cointreau's CFO has said stricter border controls helped drive down Travel Retail sales this year as the channel failed to match strong growth elsewhere for the company.


Constellation Brands "in position to attack" all drinks category acquisitions - CEO 6 Oct 2016

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Constellation Brands' CEO has said the company is ready to add even more brands to its growing portfolio, with a a spirit-mix beer a potential first target.


Coca-Cola Europe Partners sets sights on fix for regular Coke 23 Sep 2016

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Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.


Pernod Ricard "very happy" over baijiu miss 6 Sep 2016

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Pernod Ricard's CFO has welcomed a return to growth for baijiu in China but said he is happy the company had not yet bought into the category.


Pernod Ricard attacks UK health guidelines, issues label warning  6 Sep 2016

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Pernod Ricard has said it may keep new UK health guidelines off its labels and bottles because the company does not agree with them.


More trouble ahead for Travel Retail as pressures combine - Pernod Ricard CFO 6 Sep 2016

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Pernod Ricard's CFO has forecast another difficult year for global Travel Retail as the channel continues to face pressure from all sides.


Brown-Forman CEO defends Tennessee Fire slide, blames price concerns 1 Sep 2016

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Brown-Forman's CEO has blamed consumer price fears for a Q1 double-digits US sales slide on Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.


Diageo brands need "fixing and nurturing" - Treasury Wine Estates CEO 22 Aug 2016

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The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has said the company has had to "reset" the recently-purchased Diageo wine brands, as it moves to increase margins and move away from loss-leading deals. 


Honey extensions sour Wild Turkey growth - Campari CEO 3 Aug 2016

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Gruppo Campari's CEO has warned that Wild Turkey's honey extensions are dragging down performance for the otherwise fast-growing Bourbon brand.


"We are poised" - Molson Coors CEO on MillerCoors buy  3 Aug 2016

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The CEO of Molson Coors has said his company has made "substantial progress" on the pending acquisition of SABMiller's stake in joint venture MillerCoors. 


"We continue to be bullish on Brazil" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 1 Aug 2016

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The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the company remains committed to Brazil, despite continued struggles in the market. 


US cider on course to stabilise - Boston Beer CEO  22 Jul 2016

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Boston Beer Co's CEO has said cider trends in the US may stabilise over the year as the impact from hard soda fades away.


"Real beer aficionados" driving Constellation Brands' Ballast Point - CEO 1 Jul 2016

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The CEO of Constellation Brands has said craft beer acquisition Ballast Point's strong performance is down to "real beer aficionados" who are looking for a "real beer". 

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