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Last week, Mast-Jägermeister, the German owner of the Jägermeister herbal liqueur, took control of its US distributor Sidney Frank Importing Co. Part of Mast-Jägermeister's new strategy to control distribution in its core markets, the acquisition was otherwise noteworthy because of the important role Sidney Frank has played in Jägermeister's global rise.With Jägermeister sales in the US under pressure, Mast-Jägermeister is looking to move away from its famous brand's reputation as a party shot and embrace the new craft spirits culture. But, as Mast-Jägermeister executive board member Michael Volke told just-drinks from New York last week, not completely away.
Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.
Anheuser-Busch, the US arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev, has continued to expand its beer distribution network with two acquisitions in California.
Heaven Hill Brands has completed its acquisition of the Deep Eddy Vodka brand.
Owens-Illinois has bought Vitro, a major glass supplier to Constellation Brands, for US$2.15bn.
Anheuser-Busch InBev is to increase production of its Budweiser and Bud Light aluminium bottles with a US$170m upgrade at a US facility.
Patron Spirits has appointed Glazer’s to distribute its portfolio in Canada.
C&C Group has unveiled new packaging for its underperforming Woodchuck Hard Cider brand in the US.
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