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Will US consolidation leave craft alcohol exposed? 25 Apr 2016

On Thursday, two US senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice highlighting their concerns over Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed purchase of SABMiller.  


Should Boston Beer Co put up the For Sale sign? 25 Apr 2016

Late last week, Boston Beer Co turned in a disappointing set of first-quarter numbers. Net profits plummeted 49% while sales and volumes in the three months to the end of March were down 5%.


The fight is on for Cognac in the US - Analysis 20 Apr 2016

Following the release of its full-year results yesterday, Remy Cointreau's CFO has thrown down the gauntlet to other Cognac producers operating in the US. 


Who cares if AB InBev buys more craft brewers? 14 Apr 2016

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev bought another US craft brewer, Devils Backbone.


How are the spirits players performing in US? 12 Apr 2016

For the multinational spirits companies, the US is a market of vital importance. As well as being the world's largest market for spirits in value terms, the country also offers relative reliability, in terms of its economy, its regulatory environment and its consumption trends. Most importantly, the US offers growth.

Latest News

eBay launches eBay Wine in Drync partnership 29 Apr 2016

eBay has linked up with mobile wine app Drync to expand its US online wine platform.


C&C Group's Woodchuck Hard Cider Day Chaser - NPD 29 Apr 2016

C&C Group's US cider unit Vermont Hard Cider has released a new extension under its struggling Woodchuck brand.


California set to join ban on powdered alcohol 29 Apr 2016

Almost two-thirds of US states have now banned powdered alcohol, as California moves closer to its own prohibition.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group adds two new allied brands 28 Apr 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has added a ready-to-drink coffee and a purified water to its portfolio of partner brands, as it looks to keep apace with consumer trends. 


Coca-Cola's Dasani Sparkling flavours - NPD 28 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Co has added two flavours to its Dasani Sparkling flavours range. Raspberry Lemonade and Tropical Pineapple join Lime, Berry, Black Cherry and Lemon. 


Dr Pepper Snapple Group launches slim cans in US 28 Apr 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is rolling out slimline cans across its key CSD brands in the US. 


Coca-Cola relaunches Hi-C Ecto Cooler 26 Apr 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has said it has again listened to consumer demand as it brings back the 1980s fruit juice-flavoured drink Hi-C Ecto Cooler.


American Craft Spirits Ass'n appoints president 26 Apr 2016

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) has appointed FEW Spirits founder Paul Hletko to the role of president of its board of directors.


Former Veev Spirits owners set up branding firm 26 Apr 2016

The owners of Veev Spirits have sold a majority stake in their business to set up a brand development company. 


Humboldt's Finest cannabis vodka - NPD 26 Apr 2016

Californian spirits producer Redwood Spirits has launched a vodka made with made with legal hemp grown in US.

Latest blogs

Heineken plays 'hard' ball in US cider 12 Apr 2016

You would be forgiven for thinking that the US cider boom is over. Sales growth of as much as 90% in the past few years has shrunk to double figures.


Lessons from the past in PepsiCo heir-apparent talk 31 Mar 2016

The soft drinks world is abuzz today over what an executive shake-up at PepsiCo might mean to on-going speculation over CEO Indra Nooyi's successor.


Is Kelsey Grammer building a brewery? 30 Mar 2016

It looks like actor Kelsey Grammer is set to become the latest US craft brewer.