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Brown-Forman keeps it in the family 24 May 2017

Has someone got their cheeky hat on, or has Constellation Brands got a bit too big for its boots? Yesterday’s reports linking Constellation with Brown-Forman can only be one of these two, and I think I know which one it is.


Why craft owes much to multinational brands 18 May 2017

In wanting to trumpet their credentials, craft spirits brands still owe much to the bigger, more-established brands in the segments. Richard Woodard believes beating up the big boys leaves craft brands open to charges of biting the hand that feeds them.


Responsible drinking measures around the world 18 May 2017

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.


Concha y Toro Q1 2017 by region - results data 17 May 2017

Earlier this week, Concha y Toro released results for the first quarter of 2017, showing a plunge in profits and a 3.5% dip sales. Here, just-drinks breaks down Concha's figures for the period on a regional basis.


Are big brewers buying craft to benefit big beer? 16 May 2017

Amid all the furore each time another craft brewer joins the other side, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont explores the strategy behind the larger players' forays in the segment.

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This week in soft drinks and bottled water 26 May 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week in beer & cider 26 May 2017

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


This week in spirits & wine 26 May 2017

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.


Bacardi's Major Lazer Limited Edition Rum - NPD 25 May 2017

Bacardi has launched a limited edition rum in partnership with musicians Major Lazer. 


UPS exec joins Brown-Forman board 25 May 2017

Brown-Forman has added a senior executive at United Parcel Service to its board of directors.


YTD sales stay strong at home and away for Britvic 24 May 2017

Britvic has reported a healthy first half to fiscal-2017, with sales rising in all countries, including its core UK market.


Britvic chairman Gerald Corbett readies retirement 24 May 2017

Gerald Corbett is set to retire as chairman of Britvic, with independent director John Daly lined up as his replacement.


Constellation linked to Brown-Forman move 23 May 2017

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on reports claiming Constellation Brands has made a takeover move.


InVivo lines up Baarsma Wine Group purchase 23 May 2017

The wine unit of French agricultural co-operative InVivo has announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based Baarsma Wine Group.


Stock Spirits claims "satisfactory" trading update 23 May 2017

Stock Spirits has reiterated its full-year forecasts for 2017, with the first five months of the year being described by the group as "satisfactory".

Latest blogs

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.


When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.


Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.