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Brown-Forman sees "upstarts" hamper vodka pricing

The CEO of Brown-Forman has flagged the growth of rival vodka “upstarts” such as Tito's Handmade Vodka as driving a “brutally competitive” v...

just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q2 & H1

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its second-quarter and first-half results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performanc...

Analysis - Could MillerCoors turn over new leaf?

This month, my just-drinks colleague James Wilmore took on the question of why MillerCoors has yet to join in the rush to snap up the US's b...

Coca-Cola pressure builds as bid rumours swirl

The Coca-Cola Co pocketed US$2.1bn in profits in its most recent quarter, but that hasn't stopped the soft drinks giant facing pressure from...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Dogfish Head president 26 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

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.

just The Answer: KWL Enterprises' CEO, Kevin Liles 19 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

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.

Latest News

Bacardi, Pernod Ricard welcome US-Cuba deal 18 Dec 2014

Olly Wehring

Bacardi and Pernod Ricard have each expressed their support for yesterday's agreement between Cuba and the US to normalise relations.

Mahou San Miguel to take 30% stake in Founders 18 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Mahou San Miguel, the Spanish brewer, is capitalising on the growth of the US craft brewing market by taking a 30% stake in Founders.

Diageo welcomes verdict on Crown Royal "confusion" 18 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has claimed victory in a legal battle with Mexcor over its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand.

Gruppo Campari US unit head steps down 18 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Gruppo Campari has confirmed that the head of its US division has left the company.

Bebida Beverage Co plans stock restructure 18 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Bebida Beverage Co (BeBevCo) is to push ahead with a stock restructure to boost its chances of making acquisitions.

Coca-Cola Co cancels American Idol tie-up 18 Dec 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has ended its 13-year sponsorship of US TV show American Idol.

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