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The next challenge for Coca-Cola's Muhtar Kent 9 Dec 2016

As Muhtar Kent prepares to step down as CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, the question everyone will be asking is: What will his legacy be?

Absolut and Smirnoff's conflicting Millennial view 7 Dec 2016

Chasing the Millennial consumer has been the mantra of many a drinks company is recent years - but it appears the end of the Millennial rainbow might not yield the only pot of gold.  

Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol 29 Nov 2016

Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four states – California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – approved legislation sanctioning the recreational use of marijuana, effectively doubling the number of states that allow the practice. This legislative action suggests that the alcohol beverage industry will likely face increased competition from legalised marijuana somewhat sooner than it had expected.

Why has Dr Pepper Snapple bought Bai? 23 Nov 2016

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group confirmed the US$1.7bn purchase of Bai Brands. 

Bai Brands - What has DPSG bought for US1.7bn? 23 Nov 2016

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) agreed to purchase Bai Bubbles owner Bai Brands, in a deal worth US1.7bn. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the acquisition and the target company.  

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TWE to halt to UK bottling deal with Accolade 9 Dec 2016

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is to end its UK bottling agreement with Accolade Wines.

Grown-up Soda's Sparking Cocktail Mixers - NPD 9 Dec 2016

Utmost brands will launch a line of cocktail mixers under its Grown-up Sodas brand. The range includes four flavours: Mojito, Moscow Mule, Sparkling Cosmo and Tonic & Lime. 

US craft brewery numbers hit fresh high 8 Dec 2016

The number of craft breweries in the US continues to rise, passing the 5,000 mark for the first time.

Sazerac Co's Corazón Tequila Expresiones 2016 8 Dec 2016

New Orleans-based Sazerac Co has released four Tequilas as part of its Expresiones del Corazón range for 2016.

Target indecisive shoppers with store ads - report 7 Dec 2016

A new report has highlighted the importance of in-store marketing, claiming that one-fifth of US consumers with a particular alcohol purchase in mind end up buying something else.

Diageo wine assets integration head to leave TWE 7 Dec 2016

The man who led Treasury Wine Estates' US integration of Diageo's wine assets is to leave the company.

Heaven Hill to build second Deep Eddy vodka site 7 Dec 2016

Heaven Hill has announced plans to construct a second Deep Eddy Vodka distillery as it looks to meet growing demand for the brand. 

Absolut not "sufficiently focussed" on Millennials 6 Dec 2016

Pernod Ricard's US head has said Absolut vodka needs to focus more on Millennials, admitting that a failure to do so has hampered the brand's recent performance.

Edrington's The Macallan Edition No 2 - NPD 6 Dec 2016

Edrington has launched the second in the Edition series of iterations of its The Macallan single malt Scotch whisky.

Beam Suntory opens global headquarters in Chicago 5 Dec 2016

Beam Suntory has opened the doors to its new global headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Latest blogs

Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light ad pull shows not all campaigns can win 31 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.

Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product 9 Sep 2016

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.