United States: Latest beverage news & analysis
A deal involving the sale of US brewer Pabst Brewing Co (PBC) has been hit with a Russia-related PR headache. But could it have been avoided?
It had to happen. The last month has seen two US craft brewers take investment from private equity firms as they look to steal a march in the still, fast-expanding sub-category.
The whisk(e)y category in the US – particularly Bourbon - has been stealing a significant march on vodka in recent months, but can this be sustained?
Speaking after the release of Brown-Forman's first-quarter results yesterday, CEO Paul Varga was typically upbeat over the performance of fledgling flavoured whiskey Tennessee Fire.
Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health fears, its CEO has said.
Pabst Brewing Co (PBC) has been forced to issue a statement over the potential future owners of the company after media reports suggested it was being sold to a Russian firm.
PepsiCo has poached a Samsung Electronics executive to lead its focus on innovation in the beverage sector.
The founder of Tito's Handmade Vodka has hit back at a US lawsuit accusing his company of misleading consumers while warning other alcohol producers to expect similar complaints.
Diageo has agreed to sponsor New York City's The Explorers Club as part of a settlement following a legal battle over the firm's Johnnie Walker range of the same name.
Southern Tier Brewing Co is set for major growth after agreeing to accept an undisclosed investment from private equity group Ulysses Management and appointing a new CEO.
PepsiCo has elected the head of an MIT-affiliated biomedical research centre to its board of directors.
Oasis Beverages has agreed a deal to acquire US brewer Pabst Brewing Co (PBC).
PepsiCo's CEO Indra Nooyi has said she is “deeply disturbed” by reports of abuse by US National Football League players and the game's administrators' “mishandling” of the claims.
Jackson Family Wines has launched a new unit to promote its Californian wines made from Burgundian varieties.
The US arm of Campari has released an anejo extension of Espolon Tequila in US.
Often there's no guessing when a marketing prank will hit the spot and when it won't.
The Coca-Cola Co's Keurig Cold machine won't be out until next year. But co-developer Keurig Green Mountain has given us a taste with the unveiling this weekend of another at-home beverage platform, the Keurig 2.0.
Last week, Bloomberg ran a wide-ranging interview with Coca-Cola's North American head Sandy Douglas that focussed on the company's battles against the health lobby. As that particular fight is already well documented, it was the article's insights into Coca-Cola's next generation home-carbonation platform, the Keurig Cold, that were much more revealing.
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