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SoCo struggles could be worse - Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman's CEO has said sales of the Southern Comfort brand would have declined even faster if not for efforts by the company to shore t...

Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that Th...

Cott Corp CEO eyes sharp fall in US CSD volumes

The head of Cott Corp has said he expects North American carbonated soft drink volumes to sink by as much as 10% this year as the category c...

Monster CEO warns of "scepticism"

The head of Monster Beverage has said distributors outside of the US have shown “scepticism” over the ongoing transition of The Coca-Cola Co...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

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.


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.

Latest News

Cott Corp back in black after Q2 surge 4 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Cott Corp's first-half profits have returned to the black as second-quarter sales jumped by almost 50%.


ISBG widens Besado Tequila footprint 3 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

International Spirit & Beverage Group is to expand its Besado Tequila into five new US states.


Diageo's Rhetoric 21-Year-Old Bourbon 3 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo's Bourbon unit Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company has released a 21-year-old expression in its Rhetoric series.


Mast-Jagermeister closes Sidney Frank buy 3 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Jaegermeister owner Mast-Jägermeister has completed its acquisition of US-based Sidney Frank Importing Co as it looks to take control of distribution in its core markets.


PepsiCo ramps up dividend payout 17 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

PepsiCo's next quarterly dividend will be a 7% rise on the same period last year, the company has announced.


PBC to open Milwaukee pilot brewery 16 Jul 2015

Andy Morton

Pabst Brewing Co is to open a small brewery and visitor centre on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, founded in 1844.

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