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Britvic hits make-or-break time for US Fruit Shoot

Britvic's Fruit Shoot adventures in the US have long interested analysts....

The US beer market - A level playing field for all

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking...

Constellation and Ballast Point's "sticker shock"

Constellation Brands' beer ambitions took a giant leap forward in 2012 when it secured the US rights to Grupo Modelo's brands. Yesterday, it...

Gruppo Campari flies the flag for US success

The US has long been perceived as the pot of gold at the end of the spirits rainbow. According to figures released by the country's Distille...

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

A-B InBev embroiled in Caribbean "poison-pill" row 1 Dec 2015

Andy Morton

As Anheuser-Busch InBev awaits the green light from regulators over its SABMiller acquisition, its Brazilian subsidiary AmBev is battling investors in a fight for control of a Caribbean beverage company.

Sidney Frank recruits Popkin as new CEO 1 Dec 2015

Olly Wehring

Sidney Frank Importing Co has appointed Jeffrey Popkin as its new CEO, following last week's departure of Lee Einsidler.

US Senate to discuss A-B InBev/SABMiller deal 1 Dec 2015

Andy Morton

Regulators in the US have set a date to discuss Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed takeover of SABMiller.

US to gain 16m more wine drinkers - research 30 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The US is to gain 16m more drinkers over the next ten years as the next generation comes of age, according to a study.

This week in beer and cider 27 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water 27 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

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