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The Coca-Cola Co announces senior executive shake-up

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up several leadership changes, as incoming CEO James Quincey prepares to take the reins....

Tsingtao Brewery issues profits warning as struggles continue

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its proble...

Coca-Cola European Partners CEO upbeat on 2017, despite January blip

The head of Coca-Cola European Partners has said he remains confident of a "solid" first quarter of 2017, despite a slip in volumes in Janua...

2017 "the year of baijiu" as brand value overtakes whisk(e)y - figures

Baijiu has overtaken whisk(e)y to become the world's most valuable spirits segment, according to recently-released research....

Recent news

Irn-Bru, Rubicon lift AG Barr to FY growth - results 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Solid sales growth for its core brands helped drive modest growth for AG Barr in its latest fiscal year.

Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône’s Les Dauphins Blanc de Blancs - Product Launch 28 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

The Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône has readied the launch of the first sparkling expression of its Les Dauphins wine brand.

Anheuser-Busch InBev pledges 100% renewable electricity future 28 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

The world's largest brewer has committed to sourcing 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Brewers Association unveils nutrient database 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

US craft beer trade group the Brewers Association has launched a nutrient database to help small brewers comply with upcoming on-premise labelling regulations.

Altia highlights Nordic move towards organic and low-alcohol products 28 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Nordic wine and spirits firm Altia has bolstered its low-alcohol and organic portfolio in a bid to meet changing consumer needs. 

Emperador full-year 2016 sales climb 11% ahead of US brandy entry - results 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Philippine-based spirits group Emperador has posted an 11% jump in full-year sales as it launches its brandies in the US.

Kopparberg's Raspberry Light Cider - Product Launch 28 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Kopparberg has added a Raspberry variant to its light cider range.

Coca-Cola European Partners reduces UK Fanta Orange sugar content 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners has lowered the sugar content of Fanta Orange by a third in the UK to bring the product under the threshold of the country's pending sugar tax.

Asahi draws on US$8bn loan to cover Pilsner Urquell, Zubr purchase 28 Mar 2017

Andy Morton

Asahi Group Holdings is to take out a EUR7.4bn (US$8bn) loan to help fund its purchase of SABMiller's former central & eastern European beer assets.

Irish Whiskey Association hails bid to loosen distillery sales 28 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

The trade body for Irish whiskey has welcomed proposed legislation that will allow distilleries to sell alcohol on their premises. 

Chinese beer Pearl River set for European launch through Kingfisher Beer Europe 28 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

The European arm of United Breweries is readying a Europe-wide roll-out for Chinese beer brand Pearl River.

Brexit customs paperwork offers fertile ground for alcohol smuggling - WSTA 27 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

The UK’s exit from the European Union could create ideal conditions for alcohol smugglers in the years ahead, the country’s trade body for wine and spirits has warned.

Asahi’s Peroni Ambra - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

Asahi has readied the launch of the first extension of the Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brand in the US.

AG Barr's Funkin Bramble Cocktail Mixer - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

AG Barr's Funkin unit has lined up a Bramble mixer, in an effort to enable bartenders to easily create Bramble cocktails. 

Scotch Whisky Association welcomes Scotland Food & Drink growth plan 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

The trade body for Scotch whisky has hailed a Scottish move to drive growth across the country's farming, fishing, food and drink sectors.

Anheuser-Busch readies US executive switches 27 Mar 2017

Olly Wehring

The US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced a raft of HR changes, including the creation of a new senior marketing position.

Berry Bros & Rudd lines up international push for Penny Blue VSOP Rum 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced the international roll-out of its Penny Blue VSOP rum.

Britvic's Robinsons Refresh'd - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Britvic has lined up a 55-calorie, bottled soft drink under its Robinsons brand. Refresh'd is made using "100% naturally-sourced ingredients, containing spring water mixed with real fruit," the company said. 

C&C Group's Caledonia Collection - Product Launch 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

C&C Group's Scottish subsidiary, Tennent Caledonian, has lined up a new range of 'premium' bottled beers under the Caledonia Collection name. 

Carlsberg brings non-alcoholic variant into organic line in Sweden 27 Mar 2017

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg's Swedish unit has replaced its non-alcoholic beer in the market with an organic variant. 

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