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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

Coca-Cola Co invests in Aloe Gloe water 23 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) unit has invested in a line of organic aloe waters as it looks to capitalise on the trend for functional drinks. 

Campbell Soup recalls Bolthouse Farms shakes 23 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Campbell Soup Co has issued a voluntary product recall in Canada after protein shakes from its Bolthouse Farms subsidiary were found to be spoiled.

Coca-Cola launches LeBron James Sprite campaign 22 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a limited edition Sprite can and social media campaign to celebrate Cleveland's NBA victory.

Cott Corp's Vintage Seltzer summer flavours - NPD 22 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Cott Corp has announced the addition of three new flavours to the Vintage Seltzer range.

Breakthru Beverage takes full control in Arizona 22 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Breakthru Beverage Group, the US wholesaler created through a merger by Charmer Sunbelt and Wirtz Beverage, has bought rival Glazer's 50% share in Alliance Beverage Distributing Co.

Channing Tatum's Born and Bred vodka - NPD 22 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Actor Channing Tatum has partnered with Idaho's Grand Teton Distillery to produce a vodka. Born and Bred is made from Idaho potatoes

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