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Premium lift set to counter mainstream slump in global gin category - research

The ongoing revival of the gin category in markets like the UK and Spain conceals a complex and fragmented global picture where overall cons...

Colorado lawmakers seek tax break for kombucha

US lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a bill that would remove federal alcohol taxes on kombucha....

Scotland's Innis & Gunn to launch in China as export footprint grows

Scottish independent brewer Innis & Gunn is to enter China for the first time after signing a new distribution deal....

Rum sector braced for falling volumes in years ahead - research

The global rum market is set to face a tough future, according to joint research from just-drinks and The IWSR, with volumes expected to sli...

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Heineken hit by further EUR100m compensation claim on top of EUR32m Greek fine 24 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

Heineken has vowed to fight a EUR100m (US$105.6m) compensation claim by a Greek brewer that follows the imposition 14 months ago of a near-EUR32m fine related to alleged infringement practices in the country.


This week in spirits & wine, featuring global gin concerns, Bacardi's plant closure and future spirits trends 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

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


This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring Coca-Cola Amatil's site closure, kombucha tax breaks and PepsiCo's Naked Juice settlement 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

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


This week in beer & cider, featuring key trends for 2017, results from Boston Beer, Asahi and Sapporo and why the threat of excess beer choice is over-stated 24 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

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


UK gin exports set for landmark year as growth surges - figures 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

UK gin exports are expected to smash through the GBP500m (US$627m) mark this year as booming growth pushes the spirit to record highs.


Stewart Brewing's Stewart’s Lager - Product Launch 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Scottish craft brewer Stewart Brewing has launched Stewart’s Lager, a new 4% abv beer targeted at sessionable drinking occasions.


Diageo faces US$68m payout after SAP court loss 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Diageo has said it is reviewing its options after it lost a court battle with a software supplier over a GBP54.5m (US$68m) bill.


Brexit drags down first half of fiscal-2017 for Australian Vintage - results 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Wine supplier Australian Vintage has blamed Brexit currency headwinds for a sharp drop in first-half net profits.


Cott Corp looks to future as purchases boost 2016 sales - results 24 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Cott Corp has said its wider portfolio will give it a strong platform for the future after acquisitions last year widened net losses but boosted sales.


Anheuser-Busch InBev brings Bud Light to UK in biggest brand launch 24 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the nation-wide launch of US beer brand Bud Light.


Pernod Ricard's Method and Madness Irish whiskey range - Product Launch 23 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers division has released a range of "experimental super premium whiskeys" from its Midleton distillery in Ireland. 


Ilegal Mezcal rolls out across US as Bacardi takes stake 23 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has purchased a minority interest in mezcal producer Ilegal as the brand looks to expand its distribution footprint in the US. 


Craft beer shakeout good for Samuel Adams - Boston Beer Co  23 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

The founder of Boston Beer Co has said the company's beers will emerge from a craft beer shakeout among the strongest in the category. 


William Grant & Sons names Victor Jerez group business development director 23 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has appointed Victor Jerez to the role of group business development director, effective 1 March 2017.


C&C Group's Tennent's Lager founts get expanded launch after sales boost 23 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

C&C Group's Scottish unit is rolling out new Tennent's Lager bar pumps after they lifted sales by 4% in a trail-run.


Heineken's Maltsmiths range - Product Launch 23 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

Heineken has launched a new craft-style beer range that targets "beer-curious" UK consumers.


Remy Cointreau's Mount Gay 1703 Master Select - Product Launch 23 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Remy Cointreau has announced the 2017 release of 1703 Master Select rum from its Mount Gay distillery in Barbados. 


UK brewer Fuller's launches unfiltered London Pride 23 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

London brewery Fuller's has become the latest to add an unfiltered beer to its line-up. 


The Boston Beer Co 2016 volumes fall as new entrants clog US craft - results 23 Feb 2017

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co has blamed a "wave of new beers" for a disappointing full-year performance in which depletions dropped 5%.


Premium lift set to counter mainstream slump in global gin category - research 22 Feb 2017

Richard Woodard

The ongoing revival of the gin category in markets like the UK and Spain conceals a complex and fragmented global picture where overall consumption is still falling, according to the latest Global Gin Insights joint report from just-drinks and the IWSR.


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