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Will US consolidation leave craft alcohol exposed?

On Thursday, two US senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice highlighting their concerns over Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed pur...

Should Boston Beer Co put up the For Sale sign?

Late last week, Boston Beer Co turned in a disappointing set of first-quarter numbers. Net profits plummeted 49% while sales and volumes in...

Who cares if AB InBev buys more craft brewers?

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev bought another US craft brewer, Devils Backbone....

How are the spirits players performing in US?

For the multinational spirits companies, the US is a market of vital importance. As well as being the world's largest market for spirits in...

Latest Interviews

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.

Why did Mast-Jägermeister buy Sidney Frank? 10 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

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.

Latest News

California set to join ban on powdered alcohol 29 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

Almost two-thirds of US states have now banned powdered alcohol, as California moves closer to its own prohibition.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group adds two new allied brands 28 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has added a ready-to-drink coffee and a purified water to its portfolio of partner brands, as it looks to keep apace with consumer trends. 

Coca-Cola's Dasani Sparkling flavours - NPD 28 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Co has added two flavours to its Dasani Sparkling flavours range. Raspberry Lemonade and Tropical Pineapple join Lime, Berry, Black Cherry and Lemon. 

Dr Pepper Snapple Group launches slim cans in US 28 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out slimline cans across its key CSD brands in the US. 

Coca-Cola relaunches Hi-C Ecto Cooler 26 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has said it has again listened to consumer demand as it brings back the 1980s fruit juice-flavoured drink Hi-C Ecto Cooler.

American Craft Spirits Ass'n appoints president 26 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) has appointed FEW Spirits founder Paul Hletko to the role of president of its board of directors.

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