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What do US wholesalers think of spirits trends?

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The...

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good....

The US and its thirst for spirits - Trends

While each of the BRIC markets continue to throw up their own set of hurdles to sustained, long-term growth, the major spirits companies are...

Time to take stock of Constellation's Corona

Constellation Brands is a firm favourite on Wall Street at the moment. The company's share price hasn't stopped rising since it took control...

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

Pernod Ricard's Kahlua Chili Chocolate - NPD 27 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard's US unit has announced the latest permanent addition to its Kahlua portfolio. Chili Chocolate is said to blend rich chocolate with hot chili. 


Sixpoint unveils Highland Park beer with Edrington 27 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

US-based Sixpoint Brewery has teamed up with Edrington's Highland Park distillery to launch two limited-edition beers designed to "compliment" the Scotch whisky.


PepsiCo's Tropicana Essentials Probiotics - NPD 27 Sep 2016

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has announced the launch of Tropicana Essentials Probiotics as it looks to capitalise on health and wellness trends. 


Coca-Cola Life rolls out across Canada 26 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

The Canadian division of The Coca-Cola Co has launched the Coca-Cola Life variant in the country.


Clyde May's straight Bourbon, Cask Strength - NPD 23 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Conecuh Ridge Distillers has launched an extension of its Clyde May's US whiskey brand, with a limited edition cask strength iteration rolling out across the US next month.


DPSG adds AT&T's Jose Gutierrez to board 23 Sep 2016

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a leading telecommunications executive to its board of directors.

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