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Cott CEO sees end of "value destructive" pricing

US soft drinks companies will continue to increase their per-litre prices after realising that low prices have been damaging the industry, t...

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Could Be a Hard Sell

Earlier this month, Mark Anthony Group hung up the “For Sale” sign at its 14-year-old RTD beverage subsidiary Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co....

PepsiCo eyes measured approach to home platforms

PepsiCo's CFO has said he expects the at-home carbonation category, which includes the Coca-Cola Co's newly-named Keurig Kold, to be a “slow...

Pernod Ricard keeps eye on US craft spirits

Pernod Ricard is keeping watch on the craft spirits segment in the US for future growth, but has maintained it is well-placed in the country...

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

Monster sees FY profits leap as margins improve 2 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Monster Beverage Corp has posted a big jump in full-year profits as cost-of-goods reductions and price increases set up bigger margins.

US wine exports slip as strong dollar bites 27 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Export volumes of US wine rose slightly last year, but sales by value fell 6.5% as the strong dollar took its toll, according to latest figures.

NPD: Pisco Portón's La Caravedo 27 Feb 2015

James Wilmore

Pisco Portón has added a new expression to its portfolio in a bid to highlight the “versatility” of the white spirit.

Boston Beer Co cautious despite strong FY 25 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co has posted a jump in full-year profits, sales and volumes, but has warned that tougher times lie ahead.

Winebow founder calls time on industry 25 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

The founder of US wine importer and distributor Winebow has retired after 34 years leading the company.

NPD - Coca-Cola's Honest Tea flavours 24 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has launched three new flavours in its Honest Tea range.

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