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MillerCoors brand strategy gets warm reception

The next couple of years carry great importance for MillerCoors. Not only is the US JV between Molson Coors and SABMiller set to come under...

What do US wholesalers think of spirits trends?

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The...

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good....

The US and its thirst for spirits - Trends

While each of the BRIC markets continue to throw up their own set of hurdles to sustained, long-term growth, the major spirits companies are...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Andy Thomas, CBA, CEO - Part II 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.

What next for Lucas Bols? - CEO Interview 21 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.

Latest News

Boston Beer launches brand review as YTD sales dip 21 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co has announced an overview of its core brands as the brewer hit its fourth straight quarter of decline.

Bacardi rolls out new Oakheart rum packs to US 21 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

Bacardi has repackaged its Oakheart spiced rum in the US, as the company looks to distance the iteration from its namesake brand.

AB InBev fund ZX Ventures buys homebrew co 19 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit ZX Ventures has purchased US homebrew supply company Northern Brewer. 

Beam Suntory to invest US$1bn in Bourbon 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

Beam Suntory has said it expects to spend around US1bn on growing its Bourbon operations, meanwhile employees from two sites have taken strike action. 

US craft spirits could be as big as craft beer 18 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

Craft distillers could become as important to the US spirits market as craft brewers are to beer, a new study has said.

Constellation sells Canadian wine unit for US$761m 17 Oct 2016

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has confirmed it is to offload its Canadian wine division for just over CAD1bn (US$761m) while buying a premium wine range from Charles Smith Wines for US$120m.

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