Latest beverage news & analysis in North America
Diageo has conceded that it raised the prices of some of its more mainstream brands in the US too quickly, leading to slowing spirits sales...
New figures show the top-selling beers in the US off-trade in 2014....
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How much are Millennial wine drinkers shaping consumption patterns in developed markets? And what does this mean for the industry in future?...
Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.
Kevin Liles, the former CEO of Def Jam Records, now heads up his own multi-industry firm, KWL Enterprises. This includes working as a consultant to stars such as Jay-Z and Mariah Carey, with whom he has just released a line of tea-blend soft drinks. Yesterday (18 June), he spoke to just-drinks about the celebrity tie-ups, how to make the most of new technology and Jay-Z and Carey's love for the beverage industry.
Campbell Soup Co is reorganising its beverage businesses as part of a global shake-up.
Big Bottom Distilling has released Oregon Gin, the first in-house distilled product to be launched by the US company.
Brown-Forman has promoted its “most experienced global executive” to oversee Jack Daniel's in a newly-created role.
Heineken has confirmed that it will remove caramel colouring from its Newcastle Brown Ale brand globally.
Quintessential Brands has appointed a former Gonzalez Byass marketing director to lead its UK brand development company, Marblehead.
PepsiCo is to roll out Pepsi True into retail in three US regions after an Amazon-only launch last year.
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