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Constellation Brands linked to Brown-Forman approach

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move....

Coca-Cola FEMSA steps away from US bottling deal

Coca-Cola FEMSA has decided not to pursue the acquisition of certain bottler territories in the US market....

UK inflation opens door to pricing - C&C Group's CEO

Inflation in the UK gives medium-sized alcohol producers a chance to raise prices in the shadow of their bigger rivals, C&C Group's CEO has...

Anheuser-Busch InBev readies US$2bn US operations spend

Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to spend in the region of US$2bn on updating its footprint in the US....

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This week in soft drinks and bottled water, featuring soft drinks in a hard Brexit, Dr Pepper's Bai buy and results from Britvic 26 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week in beer & cider, featuring Anheuser-Busch InBev's football donation and Heineken's James Corden tie-up 26 May 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 spirits & wine, featuring Brown-Forman and Constellation, a trading update from Stock Spirits and a PDO for Camel Valley 26 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


PepsiCo offloads 4.5% stake in Britvic 26 May 2017

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is to sell its stake in its UK & Ireland distributor, Britvic, as it continues cost-cutting measures.


Beinn an Tuirc Distillery set for launch with Kintyre Gin 26 May 2017

Andy Morton

New Scottish distillery Beinn an Tuirc is set to release its debut gin.


Sazerac Co's Abraham Bowman Sequential Series Bourbon - Product Launch 26 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Sazerac has announced the latest release in its Abraham Bowman line of experimental whiskey.


Loch Lomond Group's Glen Scotia 25 year old single malt - Product Launch 26 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Loch Lomond Group has added a 25-year-old single malt to its Glen Scotia Scotch whisky range.


William Grant & Sons hands US TV debut to Reyka vodka - video 26 May 2017

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has launched its first television advertising campaign for vodka brand Reyka in the US market. 


Fever-Tree's Charles Rolls set for US$94m in share sale 26 May 2017

Andy Morton

Fever-Tree co-founder Charles Rolls is to pocket GBP73m (US$94) after cashing in on some of his company shares.


Casella Family Brands unveils biggests UK ad campaign for Yellow Tail 26 May 2017

Andy Morton

Casella Family Brands is following a major advertising push for its Yellow Tail wine in the US with a GBP1.5m (US$1.9m) UK campaign.


Walsh Whiskey Distillery hands US distribution to Illva Saronno 26 May 2017

Andy Morton

Walsh Whiskey Distillery has appointed a subsidiary of partner Illva Saronno to distribute its products in the US.


Freixenet Prosecco - Product Launch 26 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Freixenet has lined up the release of a premium Prosecco for the UK.


Brown-Forman breaks silence on Constellation Brands takeover talk 25 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has stated that it "is not for sale", following reports suggesting Constellation Brands is mulling a takeover.


Drink Doctor sees Facebook posts banned in UK 25 May 2017

Lucy Britner

UK alcohol delivery firm Drink Doctor has been told to remove Facebook posts that the country's advertising watchdog has deemed "irresponsible".


Bacardi's Major Lazer Limited Edition Rum - Product Launch 25 May 2017

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has launched a limited edition rum in partnership with musicians Major Lazer. 


Conviviality sees FY fiscal-2017 sales soar - results 25 May 2017

Lucy Britner

UK drinks group Conviviality has reported a near doubling of sales for its fiscal-2017.


UPS executive Kate Gutmann joins Brown-Forman board 25 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has added a senior executive at United Parcel Service to its board of directors.


Beam Suntory’s Cruzan Tropical Fruit flavoured rum - Product Launch 25 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has added another flavour to its Cruzan rum stable in the US.


Brothers Rhubarb & Custard Cider - Product Launch 25 May 2017

Olly Wehring

UK cider producer Brothers has lined up the release of a rhubarb & custard variant of its namesake brand in the company's domestic market.


Sales stay strong at home and away for Britvic in YTD 2017 - results 24 May 2017

Olly Wehring

Britvic has reported a healthy first half to fiscal-2017, with sales rising in all countries, including its core UK market.


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