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American rye whiskey sales leap 600% in five years - figures

Rye has shown the highest growth rate among American whiskies, according to figures released this week, thanks to increased consumer interes...

Moet Hennessy sees China rebound as FY sales, profits jump

LVMH's wines & spirits unit, Moet Hennessy, has posted a healthy leap in full-year profits as sales in China rebounded in the second half of...

Travel Retail liquor sales rise in 2014, set for further growth - research

The Travel Retail channel is set to offer continued growth for wines and spirits over the coming five years, according to a new report, albe...

Alcohol industry warns Kroger shelf plan may break US law

US alcohol trade groups have asked regulators to investigate a new shelf management programme from retailer Kroger that seeks payments from...

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Asahi Group to buy Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller - reports 10 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Asahi Group is set to win the race to acquire Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, according to local reports.

Coca-Cola Co bids farewell to "transition" 2015 with 4% sales dip 9 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

The Coca-Cola Co has completed its "transition year" with a 4% fall in 2015 sales, while the top-line slid by 8% in the fourth quarter.

Tranquini looks abroad for stress-relieving sales 9 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Tranquini is looking to roll out its namesake, stress-relieving drink into more export markets, utilising its first marketing campaign for the brand.

Marie Brizard sees recovery in Q4 sales, but FY stays flat 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has reported growth in its fourth quarter, but a tough Q3 dragged down performance in the full year. 

Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Rye - Product Launch 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Michter's Distillery in Kentucky has released a ten-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye. 

SABMiller's Europe chief to join Britvic board 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

SABMiller's MD for Europe, Sue Clark, is to join Britvic's board as an independent non-executive director. 

Coca-Cola Co ramps up re-franchising programme 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced plans to re-franchise 100% of its North America bottling territories by the end of 2017, including all cold-fill production facilities.

Terlato Wines promotes senior execs, readies spirits division 9 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Terlato Wines confirmed yesterday that current president Chris Lynch will move up to become chief development officer at the unit's holding company, Terlato Wine Group. 

Diageo completes wine category exit in US 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Foley Family Wines has purchased Diageo's Chalone Estate vineyards and Gavilan brands in California, marking Diageo's exit from wine in the US.

Beam Suntory targets Kenya with Edrington/FIX and King Beverage 8 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has lined up a sales, marketing and distribution switch in Kenya, through Edrington’s joint venture with Cyprus-based FIX Wines & Spirits and local partner King Beverage.

Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Edition 2 - Product Launch 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve Edition 2

Rioja sales hold steady in 2015 - figures 8 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Sales of Rioja inched up last year, according to new figures, with domestic sales of the Spanish DOC wine recording a lift for the first time since 2008's economic downturn.

Kirin's Lion trims Tasmania beer operations, cuts jobs 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, is to move a portion of its brewing operations away from Tasmania, resulting in around 39 job losses. 

The Coca-Cola Co rolls out Fuze Tea to Australia 8 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's South Pacific unit has launched the Fuze iced tea brand in Australia.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring another Havana Club twist, Australia's wine failings and Islay's special-ness 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.

This week in beer and cider, featuring SABMiller's corporation tax counter, Super Bowl 50 ads and Casella's Yellow Tail beer 5 Feb 2016

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

This week in soft drinks and bottled water, featuring Suntory, Latvia's energy drinks ban, Coca-Cola Co and Super Bowl 50 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

Highfern's Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Rich Peat Edition - Product Launch 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Highfern has added a heavily-peated expression to its Angels' Nectar blended Scotch brand.

William Grant & Sons restructures US commercial team 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has appointed three executives to manage its US regions and channels, in a move that sees the "evolution" of the spirits group's commercial structure in the country.

Casella Family Brands launches Yellow Tail beer - report 5 Feb 2016

Lucy Britner

Casella Family Brands has launched a beer extension of its Yellow Tail wine brand in the US, according to reports. 

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