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Demonetisation in India set to provide drinks headaches - analyst

The introduction of a "demonetisation" policy in India last month looks poised to play havoc with international drinks companies with a pres...

Target indecisive shoppers with in-store marketing - IRI report

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchas...

Absolut not "sufficiently focussed" on Millennials in US - Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard's US head has said Absolut vodka needs to focus more on Millennials, admitting that a failure to do so has hampered the brand'...

Diageo wins credit-rating showdown against Pernod Ricard - Moody's

Ratings firm Moody's has handed Diageo victory in a credit run-off against spirits rival Pernod Ricard....

Recent news

Weak blended Scotch whisky sales hit Brown-Forman's barrel business 8 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

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.


Italian "supermarket of the future" showcases interactive shelves 8 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

An Italian supermarket chain has unveiled its store of the future, in which shelves are replaced with market-style tables and interactive touch screens.


Angostura Holdings places CEO on administrative leave 8 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Trinidad & Tobago rum company Angostura Holdings has confirmed its CEO is on administrative leave. 


Sabeco shares jump 37% in opening week 8 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Vietnamese brewer Saigon Beer Alcohol and Beverages Corp (Sabeco) is enjoying a stellar first week as a listed company, with shares already 37% up on their initial reference price.


Marie Brizard readies Chinese entry with William Peel, Sobieski, Cognac Gautier 8 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits has confirmed to just-drinks that its distribution configuration, announced earlier this week, will also see the group enter China for the first time.


Diageo adds GBP45m to thalidomide support fund 8 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo is to pay a further GBP45m (US$57m) to victims of the thalidomide drug distributed by a former subsidiary.


US craft brewery numbers hit fresh high 8 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

The number of craft breweries in the US continues to rise, passing the 5,000 mark for the first time.


Coca-Cola FEMSA finalises purchase of Brazil's Vonpar 8 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed its BRL3.58bn (US$1.1bn) acquisition of privately-owned Brazilian bottler Vonpar.


La Martiniquaise rolls out Label 5 street art bottles 8 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

French drinks company La Martiniquaise has released a limited run of 'City Edition' bottle designs for its Label 5 blended Scotch whisky brand.


Sazerac Co's Corazón Tequila Expresiones del Corazón 2016 - Product Launch 8 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

New Orleans-based Sazerac Co has released four Tequilas as part of its Expresiones del Corazón range for 2016.


Demonetisation in India set to provide drinks headaches - analyst 7 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

The introduction of a "demonetisation" policy in India last month looks poised to play havoc with international drinks companies with a presence in the country, although The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo are better placed to cope than most, according to one analyst.


Target indecisive shoppers with in-store marketing - IRI report 7 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchase in mind end up buying something else.


Pernod Ricard targets at-home drinking with cocktail chatbot 7 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's UK unit has rolled out an online cocktail coach as it looks to capitalise on seasonal drinking. 


Brown-Forman sees Q2 slow the slide for H1 - results 7 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

A slightly-improved performance in the second quarter of this year has failed to return Brown-Forman's top- or bottom-line to growth in its first half.


Diageo wine assets integration head to leave Treasury Wine Estates 7 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

The man who led Treasury Wine Estates' US integration of Diageo's wine assets is to leave the company.


Heaven Hill to build second Deep Eddy Vodka distillery 7 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Heaven Hill has announced plans to construct a second Deep Eddy Vodka distillery as it looks to meet growing demand for the brand. 


C&C Group unveils "one-tap" ordering app for Tennent's accounts 7 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group's Scottish sales and distribution unit, Tennent's, has launched a digital ordering app for its on-trade accounts.


Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits tightens global distribution loose ends 7 Dec 2016

Olly Wehring

Marie Brizard has provided further details on its plans to consolidate route-to market in several of its key countries.


Hop Pop Soda Co's Hop Pop Soda - Product Launch 7 Dec 2016

Andy Morton

Chicago-based "soda collective" Hop Pop Soda Co has launched a soft drink that is flavoured with hops.


Carlton & United Breweries strike ends 7 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Carlton & United Breweries has announced an end to disputes with maintenance workers at its Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne. 


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