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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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