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Anheuser-Busch InBev YTD profits rise, but Russia drags on Q3

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a solid rise in nine-month net profits and sales, but third-quarter volumes were held back by Russia....

United Spirits seals Whyte & Mackay sale to Emperador

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, has today completed the sale of Whyte & Mackay to Emperador Inc for GBP430m (US$72...

just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for be...

just the Week in - Beer

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft d...

Recent news

Harpoon Brewery creates president role, appoints marketing head 31 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

US craft brewer Harpoon has promoted its marketing head to the newly-created role of president.


Bumper Provence harvest to relieve supply pressure 31 Oct 2014

Stuart Todd

The 2014 harvest in France's Provence wine-growing region will see a rise of around 11% on last year, relieving supply pressures in serving strong domestic and export markets, according to a trade body.


Yeni Raki to get push from Diageo in UK, Germany 31 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo has launched a marketing campaign for Turkish aniseed brand Yeni Raki.


United Spirits seals Whyte & Mackay sale to Emperador 31 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled Indian drinks firm, has today completed the sale of Whyte & Mackay to Emperador Inc for GBP430m (US$729m) after clearing regulatory hurdles.


UK beer industry 'open-minded' to calorie count info on labels 31 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

UK brewers are “open-minded” about including calorie information on brands, according to a trade group, after a fresh call from health lobbyists.


just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water 31 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and spirits & wine.


just the Week in - Beer 31 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


just the Week in - Spirits & Wine 31 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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


SPI Group lines up temperature-activated Stolichnaya bottle 31 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

SPI Group has unveiled new limited-edition packaging for its Stolichnaya vodka that is printed in temperature-activated ink.


Fraser & Neave to lose Myanmar Brewery stake after legal defeat 31 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

A Myanmar conglomerate has won a legal battle to wrest control of a brewing joint venture from Fraser & Neave (F&N).


Boston Beer Co's YTD profits surge on strong Q3 31 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Boston Beer Co has posted a strong jump in YTD sales and profits after third-quarter performance benefited from new product launches.


Anheuser-Busch InBev YTD profits rise, but Russia drags on Q3 31 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported a solid rise in nine-month net profits and sales, but third-quarter volumes were held back by Russia.


Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve 30 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has launched another extension to its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch brand.


SodaStream to close West Bank site 30 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SodaStream International has confirmed it is shutting two of its facilities – including its controversial site in the West Bank - as it targets efficiencies.


Product Launch - SPI Group's Stolichnaya Elit Pristine Water Series Andean Edition 30 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

SPI Group has launched a limited-edition Stolichnaya extension made with spring water from the Andean Mountain foothills in the Araucania region of Chile.


Wines of South Africa opens Hong Kong office 30 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Trade body Wines of South Africa has opened a new satellite office in Hong Kong to help producers target key Asian markets.


Diageo to launch global Johnnie Walker campaign 30 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo has unveiled a new global campaign that covers four of its Johnnie Walker variants.


Snoop Dogg signs up to push Cuca Fresca cachaça 30 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Cuca Fresca Exports has secured the services of rapper Snoop Dogg to promote its namesake cachaça as it expands US distribution.


Pimm's No. 6 Vodka Cup to return as Diageo responds to outcry 30 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has announced plans to reinstate its Pimm's variant 'No. 6 Vodka Cup' in the UK after public complaints over its delisting.


The Coca-Cola Co to buy 29.4% stake in Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian arm 30 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to pay US$500m for a minority stake in Coca-Cola Amatil's Indonesian unit as it aims to reverse falling demand for its brands in the South-East Asian country.


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