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Analysis - MillerCoors to stay clear of craft

This month, my just-drinks colleague James Wilmore took on the question of why MillerCoors has yet to join in the rush to snap up the US's b...

Coca-Cola pressure builds as bid rumours swirl

The Coca-Cola Co pocketed US$2.1bn in profits in its most recent quarter, but that hasn't stopped the soft drinks giant facing pressure from...

US flavoured vodka slide can't stop Skyy - Campari

Gruppo Campari's Skyy vodka brand is recovering in the US despite a slowdown in flavoured vodka, according to the company's CEO....

Will A-B's latest craft beer buy spur MillerCoors?

Anheuser-Busch caused a stir last week by announcing a deal to acquire another craft brewer – but this time in the unofficial craft beer cap...

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

Bacardi appoints Tortoroli chief admin officer 27 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has created the role of chief administrative officer and appointed Jacques Tortoroli to the position.

US brewery closure rate rise inevitable - Dogfish 26 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

The head of Dogfish Head Brewery has admitted that the closure rate among US craft breweries is likely to increase, but criticised big brewers for marketing their brands as craft.

Blu-Dot Beverages set for PE takeover 26 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

A private-equity firm to set to acquire Canadian RTD tea maker Blu-Dot for an undisclosed amount.

George Clooney takes Tequila Casamigos to Canada 25 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The George Clooney-owned Tequila Casamigos has launched into Canada as the brand expands its international footprint.

A-B InBev to host Super Bowl music party 25 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The US division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has unveiled the first details of its next Bud Light Super Bowl campaign - a three-day party in the run-up to the game, featuring live music performances.

Cola-Cola to sell dairy brand at double milk price 21 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has said the dairy category can “rain money” as the company revealed its upcoming Fairlife Ultra-Filtered Milk will sell for twice the price of regular milk.

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