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Carlsberg shuffles European executive team, names Denmark head

Carlsberg has announced a raft of personnel changes in Europe, including a new managing director for its domestic unit....

China "normalisation" and strong US boost Cognac exports to new highs - figures

The Cognac industry set new export records last year for both volumes and value, according to recently-released figures....

Wine Australia ploughs US$4m into Shiraz terroir research

The trade body for Australian wine has said that research into the country's terroir will form the centrepiece of its latest R&D projects, a...

Treasury Wine Estates names Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits as distributor in Canada

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits to handle its wine portfolio in Canada....

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This week in beer & cider featuring beer predictions for 2017, Kirin's woes in Brazil and new Spanish breweries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors 20 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

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


This week in spirits & wine featuring spirits predictions for 2017, an interview with New Zealand Winegrowers' CEO and Remy Cointreau's YTD results 20 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

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


Molson Coors invests in Spain's Cervezas La Sagra 20 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Molson Coors has bought a stake in Spanish brewery Cervezas La Sagra.


Diageo calls time on high-end spirits e-commerce portal in UK 20 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed the pending closure of Alexander & James, only four years after setting up the UK-focused e-commerce portal.


Heineken confirms talks to buy Kirin's troublesome Brazilian assets 20 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.


Boston Beer Co reformulates Rebel IPA 20 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Boston Beer Co has completed a four-year project to change the recipe of its Samuel Adams Rebel IPA brand. 


Bai Brands lines up Justin Timberlake Super Bowl ad 20 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Bai Bubbles maker Bai Brands has announced a new advertising campaign in the US, featuring its 'chief flavour officer' Justin Timberlake. 


Coca-Cola India reorganises bottler ties, appoints operations head 20 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola India has appointed Shehnaz Gill to lead its 14 bottlers in the country amid a shake-up of the The Coca-Cola Co unit's franchise-partner links. 


Anheuser-Busch InBev acquires Spain's Cervezas La Virgen 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit, ZX Ventures, has bought Spanish brewery Cervezas La Virgen.


Home entertaining trend offers drinks consumption opportunities in 2017 - Diageo 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Diageo has labelled 2017 the year of home-consumption in a new report that predicts a shake-up for socialising over the next 12 months.


UK drinks industry flags free trade, EU nationals, VAT reduction as Brexit plan takes shape 19 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

The UK drinks industry has broadly welcomed the speech this week by the country's Prime Minister regarding her intention to take the UK out of the European Union, although trade associations say they will push for the ability to trade "as freely as possible" with the rest of Europe.


Beer category set for healthy growth in India - forecast 19 Jan 2017

Jagdish Kumar

The beer industry is well-placed to capitalise on rising incomes for India citizens, according to recently-released research, with the category poised to enjoy strong growth in the country in the years ahead.


India's demonetisation fallout to last at least a year - analyst 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

The effects of India's recent demonetisation strategy will be felt for at least a year, according to a new analysis that paints a bleak picture of the fallout from the policy.


Remy Cointreau posts solid YTD as Cognac sales surge - results 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Strong Cognac sales in the third quarter have helped deliver an impressive year-to-date performance for Remy Cointreau.


Pernod Ricard ploughs US$11m into Irish whiskey distillery expansion - video 19 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has confirmed a EUR10.5m (US$11.2m) investment in its main distillery in Ireland, as it looks to grow capacity at the facility.


Pernod Ricard gives Beefeater 24 packaging revamp 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has updated the bottle for its Beefeater 24 gin expression in an attempt to differentiate it from other Beefeater iterations.


Row erupts over 'British Fizz' term as Wine & Spirit Trade Association hits out at GI application 19 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

A UK wine trade body has criticised an attempt to secure official protected geographical status for English sparkling wine under the name "British Fizz".


Remy Cointreau's Q3 & YTD results - Preview 18 Jan 2017

Lucy Britner

On Thursday, Remy Cointreau will release its third quarter and year-to-date sales figures. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the spirits group's highlights during the three months to the end of December. 


Beverage companies to benefit from US tax drop - analyst 18 Jan 2017

Andy Morton

US plans to lower corporate tax could offset potential cost increases from a proposed border levy, an analyst has said.


Remy Cointreau brings whisky operations into one division 18 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

Remy Cointreau has set up a new business unit to group together its recently-bolstered whisky assets.


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