Latest Insights

SoCo struggles could be worse - Brown-Forman 3 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman's CEO has said sales of the Southern Comfort brand would have declined even faster if not for efforts by the company to shore them up.


Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress 22 May 2015

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that The Coca-Cola Co likes so much it invested at least US$1.25bn in maker Keurig Green Mountain.


Cott Corp CEO eyes sharp fall in US CSD volumes 11 May 2015

The head of Cott Corp has said he expects North American carbonated soft drink volumes to sink by as much as 10% this year as the category continues to decline.


Monster CEO warns of "scepticism" 8 May 2015

The head of Monster Beverage has said distributors outside of the US have shown “scepticism” over the ongoing transition of The Coca-Cola Co's energy portfolio.


CCE head shines light on price talks 30 Apr 2015

The CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said there is “no real mystery” surrounding its talks with The Coca-Cola Co over pricing.

Latest News

PepsiCo ramps up dividend payout 17 Jul 2015

PepsiCo's next quarterly dividend will be a 7% rise on the same period last year, the company has announced.


PBC to open Milwaukee pilot brewery 16 Jul 2015

Pabst Brewing Co is to open a small brewery and visitor centre on the site of the original Pabst Brewery, founded in 1844.


Boisset appoints new sales manager 16 Jul 2015

Boisset Family Estates has appointed a European sales manager for its Californian portfolio.


Diageo to replace marketing, innovation head 14 Jul 2015

Diageo has appointed James Thompson as its new marketing and innovation head for North America as Peter McDonough prepares to leave after nine years with the company.


Varni Brothers unveils water in resealable can 14 Jul 2015

Soft drinks and bottled water maker Varni Brothers Corp has launched its Noah's Spring Water brand in a resealable 24-ounce can.


NPD - Bonnie Rose Orange Peel and Spiced Apple 14 Jul 2015

Bacardi has launched a new white corn whiskey brand as it targets growth in flavoured spirits.


PepsiCo posts H1 Americas beverage rise 9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo's Americas beverages unit has posted an increase in first-half sales and profits despite an overall slump for the snacks and drinks maker.


NPD - Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey 9 Jul 2015

Heaven Hill Brands has launched a "super-premium" rye whiskey under its Pikesville brand.


NPD - Sbragia Monte Rosso and Andolsen Cabernet 9 Jul 2015

Bacchus Wine Fund has released two Northern Californian reds through the Sbragia vineyard.


PepsiCo creates North America beverage unit 9 Jul 2015

PepsiCo has announced an overhaul of its Americas beverages unit as it unveiled a series of management changes.

Latest blogs

Monster Beverage Corp backs the right horse 8 Jun 2015

Rarely do sponsorship deals pay off so quickly.


It's Brew-Tang Forever as producers get creative 5 Jun 2015

I've just got back from New York, where the owner of a successful string of Manhattan bars showed me one of his latest best-sellers.


Cannabis and alcohol - a potent mix 2 Jun 2015

It's yet another sign that the legal marijuana business is moving closer to the alcohol industry in the US.