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Beam Suntory strikes Baltics tie-up with SPI's Amber Beverage Group

Beam Suntory is boosting its partnership with SPI Group-owned Amber Beverage Group (ABG) in the Baltic states....

South Africa bids for bottled wine export boost

A new campaign has been launched aimed at bringing more wine bottling back to South Africa in the face of accelerating bulk exports....

Quintessential Brands takes control of Lafragette & Legier

Quintessential Brands has paid a “multi-million” euro sum for French fruit liqueur and Cognac maker Lafragette & Legier (L&L)....

PepsiCo to close Russian juice plant

PepsiCo has confirmed it is to shut one of its fruit juice plants in Russia....

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UK lawmakers urge EU alcohol tax shake-up 6 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

A group of UK lawmakers have called for reforms to the European Union's alcohol tax regime after branding the current system “illogical”.

Jones Soda Co sees Q4 sales boost, but FY volumes slip 6 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Jones Soda Co has seen a strong end to 2014 help to further reduce its losses, but the firm's CEO has warned that it still has more to do.

just a Look Around - Havana Club Distillery - video 5 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Last week, just-drinks was given a tour of Havana Club's San José distillery as part of a five-day trip as guests of the company. Here, Sergio Valdez, Havana Club's export manager, provides the commentary:

Coca-Cola Co apologises over German Fanta ad - video 5 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

The Coca-Cola Co has been forced to apologise over an advert for its Fanta brand in Germany and has denied the brand has any links to Hitler or the Nazi Party.

Coca-Cola Co highlights choice in European strategy shift 5 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

The Coca-Cola Co is set to introduce a “one-brand” strategy for its four main brands across several Western European markets.

Nichols bullish after FY sales climb on international demand 5 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Nichols has seen a slight rise in full-year net sales helped by the performance of its Vimto brand in the Middle East.

Product Launch - Red Bull's Orange, Cherry, Yellow Editions 5 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

The North American division of Red Bull is releasing two flavour extensions of its namesake energy drink brand in the US, while changing the name of a limited edition variant and making it a permanent SKU.

Anheuser-Busch hits out over Kentucky distributor rule change 5 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch has branded a bill that would force the company to sell its two distributors in the US state of Kentucky as a “full-scale attack on a good corporate citizen”.

Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's Absolut Honey 5 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has released a Travel Retail-only flavour extension of its Absolut vodka brand.

Craft Brew Alliance back in FY profits growth after slashing SKUs 5 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has posted a return to healthy full-year profits growth, helped partly by cutting its number of SKUs by a quarter.

Molson Coors refreshes UK wholesale unit identity 5 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Molson Coors is rebooting its UK on-trade wholesale business with a new identity in a bid to become the market leader.

just a While Ago - On 5 March in... 5 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

just a While Ago - On 4 March in... 4 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

DISCUS on hunt for new CEO as Cressy plans exit 4 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is to start a search for a new CEO as the current incumbent is stepping down at the end of this year.

Brown-Forman's YTD sales, profits climb on Jack Daniel's growth 4 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has posted a steady increase in YTD sales and profits as the Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey portfolio continued to grow.

Diageo eyes Tequila opportunity with US$400m Don Julio boost 4 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Diageo is putting its weight behind the Tequila category after revealing plans to invest around US$400m in its Mexico operations and Don Julio brand.

Product Launch - Isle of Arran Distillers' Arran 18 Year Old 4 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Isle of Arran Distillers has lined up the global release of the first 18-year-old iteration of its namesake single malt Scotch whisky.

Jagermeister US push flags 'premium' credentials 4 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Mast-Jägermeister is launching a new multi-media campaign in a bid to showcase its namesake liqueur brand's heritage and “premium” ingredients to US consumers.

Anheuser-Busch gives Shock Top Lemon Shandy comeback push 4 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch is marking the return of the Lemon Shandy seasonal variant of its Shock Top brand in the US with a new promotional campaign.

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