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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.


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

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

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. 


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