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Molson Coors targets on-premise with Blue Moon-branded outlets 8 May 2017

Molson Coors is looking to create a chain of Blue Moon-themed on-premise outlets, with the beer brand's first bar and restaurant opening in Spain. 


"We need more capacity in Nigeria" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 8 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch Inbev is investigating increasing capacity in Nigeria, according to the brewer's CEO, as it strives to keep up with demand in the country. 


Carlsberg "hot" on Habeco takeover trail - CEO 8 May 2017

The head of Carlsberg has flagged that a decision from the Vietnamese Government on the future of takeover target Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco) is in the offing.


China's Great Firewall undermines Monster Beverage Corp's digital strategy 5 May 2017

Monster Beverage Corp has warned that building brand loyalty is set to be "a lot harder" in China because of the country's Great Firewall.


The Boston Beer Co "committed" to seasonal beers despite drop - Jim Koch 27 Apr 2017

Jim Koch, the founder of The Boston Beer Co, has said the brewer will continue to produce seasonal beers despite recent releases struggling to find an audience.


Beer confidence returns as "Trump factor" recedes - Constellation Brands CEO 7 Apr 2017

An easing of the "Trump factor" has helped restore consumer confidence among Constellation Brands' core Mexican American consumers, the company's CEO has said. 


Coca-Cola European Partners CEO upbeat on 2017, despite January blip 22 Mar 2017

The head of Coca-Cola European Partners has said he remains confident of a "solid" first quarter of 2017, despite a slip in volumes in January.


Global Travel Retail trends turning positive - Brown-Forman CFO 8 Mar 2017

Brown-Forman's CFO has hailed a rebound for the group's Global Travel Retail unit, as the company reported a high-single-digit organic sales boost for the division in the first nine months of fiscal-2017.


Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO backs Brazil strategy despite 2016 plunge 3 Mar 2017

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said that he would not change how his company has operated in Brazil, despite fresh losses in the country.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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