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Stagnant wine growth a concern for Constellation 10 Apr 2015

The main takeaway from Constellation Brands' full-year results yesterday was the continuing strength of its beer business.


Craft beer "opens window" for Constellation Brands 9 Apr 2015

Constellation Brands is upping its focus on beer in cans after craft brewers premiumised the format, the company's CEO has said.


Will Brown-Forman prosper from vodka decline? 8 Apr 2015

If the spirits story of the last 40 years has been vodka's ascent to domination, are we now witnessing a whiskey fightback?


Preview - Constellation Brands Q4 & FY 7 Apr 2015

Constellation Brands will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday (9 April). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spirits producer's activities in the final three months of its financial year:


MillerCoors flags "exploding" gluten-free sector 7 Apr 2015

Gluten-free beer brands have the ability to attract “lost drinkers” back to the beer category in the US, according to MillerCoors.

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Remy Cointreau US head to step down 20 Apr 2015

The chief of Remy Cointreau's US division is to leave after 18 years with the company.


DPSG snaps up Bai Brands stake 17 Apr 2015

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has bought a minority stake in Bai 5-owner Bai Brands for US$15m.


Elysian brewer departs in wake of A-B InBev deal 15 Apr 2015

The head brewer of craft brewer Elysian has left the company days after it was fully acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Widmer Brothers in US$10m brewery expansion 15 Apr 2015

Craft brewer Widmer Brothers is planning the US$10m expansion of its brewery in Portland, Oregon, following a leap in demand for its beers.


Bebida Beverage responds to FDA warning 15 Apr 2015

Bebida Beverage Co has said it is ready to comply with the US Food & Drug Administration after a recent warning, but added that some of the contentions may have been "caught up in semantics".


Deutsch Family signs distribution deal 15 Apr 2015

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, which imports Australian brand Yellow Tail into the US, has signed a five-year deal distribution deal with Glazer's across eight states


US on-trade sales slow as cold weather bites 14 Apr 2015

Bad weather has been blamed for a slowdown in US on-trade sales across the first three months of the year.


PepsiCo brings back Mountain Dew Baja Blast 14 Apr 2015

PepsiCo is to relaunch its Mountain Dew Baja Blast in the grocery channel.


Global Spirits lines up Americas office 14 Apr 2015

The owner of the Khortytsa and Morosha vodka brands, Global Spirits, is to open an Americas office in New York as it eyes further international expansion.


MillerCoors to build Blue Moon "pilot brewery" 14 Apr 2015

MillerCoors is set to build a new brewery for its Blue Moon beer brand in downtown Denver, although the facility will produce less than 1% of the brand's total volumes.

Latest blogs

[Checks watch] “I best be heading home” 8 Apr 2015

It's not even available on pre-order yet, but Apple's latest piece of kit has already got a breathalyser app.


Diet Coke decline leaves Pepsi sitting pretty 27 Mar 2015

Last year was tough for The Coca-Cola Co. So staff in Atlanta won't be pleased to read that Pepsi has overtaken Diet Coke as the no. 2 soda brand in the US.


Are New York's craft beer fans any the (Bud)weiser? 25 Mar 2015

No sooner had Anheuser-Busch InBev taken a gentle pop at the craft beer segment during February's Super Bowl, than the world's largest brewer has challenged the sub-category's target market in New York.