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Coca-Cola can draw Kold comfort from Keurig fail

It may be going too far to call the truncated lifespan of the Keurig Kold farcical. But, in the nine months since it was launched, the home-...

AB InBev & Starbucks - Teavana - The Facts

Late yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev said it will team up with Starbucks to launch an RTD Teavana tea across the US....

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...

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

Peet's Coffee's RTD Cold Brew - NPD 26 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

California coffee company Peet's Coffee has launched a ready-to-drink range based on its cold brew offering.


Molson Coors hands Kandy Anand new strategy role 26 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Molson Coors' international head is to move into the newly-created role of chief growth officer once the brewer completes its acquisition of MillerCoors.


US cider on course to stabilise - Boston Beer CEO  22 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Boston Beer Co's CEO has said cider trends in the US may stabilise over the year as the impact from hard soda fades away.


Constellation names Frederic Cumenal to board 22 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has appointed the CEO of jewellers Tiffany & Co and former LVMH Champagne executive to its board of directors.


More pain for Boston Beer as H1 declines 22 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Boston Beer Co's poor year has continued as first-half sales, profits volumes and market share all declined, albeit at a slower rate than in Q1.


AB InBev halts VAIP incentive plan 21 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to drop a controversial US wholesaler incentive scheme to comply with conditions for its takeover of SABMiller.

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