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Diageo launched its Distill Ventures project last yearComment - Spirits - Diageo's Distill Ventures: One Year On 2 Sep 14

Ian Buxton

Last month, Diageo confirmed that it was upping the intake of its entrepreneur initiative project, Distill Ventures. Ian Buxton speaks to Frank Lampen, the unit's chief tasting officer, to learn how Distill Ventures is working out for the drinks giant.


Focus - Pernod Ricard's Allegro cost-saving programme 1 Sep 14

Olly Wehring

As promised, Pernod Ricard provided further details behind its 'Allegro' cost-saving programme last week. The concept was first given an airing in February this year, and all we were given at the time were two numbers: EUR150m, three years.


Analysis - Allegro: The shape of things to come at Pernod Ricard? 29 Aug 14

Olly Wehring

When a company announces a cost-savings programme, you can guarantee it will get its own headline. When the programme is given a name by the company, the headline gets that little bit louder. But when the company announcing the programme is French, then start polishing those lightbulbs.


Against a backdrop of explosive growth for craft beer, how does the future look for global beer brands?Comment - Beer - The End of the Road for International Brands? 28 Aug 14

Larry Nelson

Larry Nelson has been looking at the global brewers' numbers this month, and mulling what their report cards say about the state of international beer brands.


Monster Beverage Corp is hoping to boost its global footprint with the Coca-Cola Co deal just Five Years Ago - Monster Beverage eyes international expansion 28 Aug 14

James Wilmore

Monster Beverage Corp is set to boost its global standing on a significant scale after agreeing a deal with the Coca-Cola Co earlier this month.


Jack DanielAnalysis - Brown-Forman's whiskey success adds to Southern Comfort's woes 28 Aug 14

Andy Morton

Speaking after the release of Brown-Forman's first-quarter results yesterday, CEO Paul Varga was typically upbeat over the performance of fledgling flavoured whiskey Tennessee Fire.


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