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A snapshot of the US on-trade cocktail market

Data provider Nielsen has teamed up with on-trade consultants CGA to launch its first consumer sentiment survey on the US on-trade market. T...

What do US wholesalers think of your spirit?

Morgan Stanley last week released a report based on a survey of US wholesalers that found increased confidence is the country's spirits mark...

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...

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

Coca-Cola joins star-spangled trend with new can 27 May 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has joined an increasingly crowded trend for patriotic packaging in the US with a salute to the country's military.

Beam Suntory expands Canadian Club 100% Rye launch 26 May 2016

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has expanded the launch of Canadian Club 100% Rye to the US as it targets "significant" growth in the rye whisky category.

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale - NPD 26 May 2016

Andy Morton

Small Town Brewery has launched a second extension to its successful Not Your Father's Root Beer brand.

Kona Gold readies US hemp energy drinks 26 May 2016

Lucy Britner

US hemp company Kona Gold Solutions has said it will release a hemp energy drink in the third quarter of this year. 

Warning for soda as US youth consumption drops 25 May 2016

Andy Morton

A new US government study that shows soda consumption among young people falling dramatically over the past two years is a warning for the industry, an analyst has said.

Diageo's Smirnoff Red, White & Berry - NPD 25 May 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo has followed in Anheuser-Busch InBev's footsteps with the launch of the "patriotic" Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka in the US.

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