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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

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.

Interview - MillerCoors' Blue Moon brewmaster 9 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

Latest News

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.

PepsiCo board member lines up departure 21 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo's longest-serving board member, Sharon Rockefeller, will not stand for re-election, the company has said.

Keurig Cold set for Autumn 2015 release 21 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Cold will be released next Autumn, the home carbonation system's co-developer has said, but details on how it will work remain vague.

Anheuser-Busch InBev cuts jobs in US shake-up 20 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed that it is making an unspecified number of redundancies in its US business as it looks to improve “competitiveness”.

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