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The end is nigh for Global Travel Retail - Comment

After spending a week in Cannes earlier this month at TFWA’s annual Travel Retail exhibition, I have come to the conclusion that those predi...

The trends set to drive beer's future - Comment

The Great American Beer Festival returned, earlier this month. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont travelled to Denver to report...

Has Coca-Cola pushed PepsiCo, AB InBev together?

Following completion of its takeover of SABMiller this week, Anheuser-Busch InBev has given notice it will sell SAB's share in African bottl...

Inside Constellation Brands' acquisition strategy

Earlier this week, a bullish Constellation Brands CEO told analysts his company was in a "position to attack anything" in M&A, across the wi...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Andy Thomas, CBA, CEO - Part II 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.

Interview, Andy Thomas, Craft Brew Alliance CEO 13 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Latest News

This week in beer & cider 21 Oct 16

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

SWA considers appeal after minimum-pricing setback 21 Oct 16

Andy Morton

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said it may appeal to the UK's highest court after Scotland’s justice system delivered a major blow to its efforts against minimum pricing.

Boston Beer launches brand review as YTD sales dip 21 Oct 16

Andy Morton

The Boston Beer Co has announced an overview of its core brands as the brewer hit its fourth straight quarter of decline.

Westons MD to chair UK cider trade ass'n 21 Oct 16

Andy Morton

The managing director of Westons has been appointed the new chairperson of the UK's National Association of Cider Makers (NACM).

Carlsberg brings gluten-free lager Celia to UK 20 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is to add a gluten-free Czech lager brand to its UK portfolio.

Brothers snaps up C&C Group's English cidery 20 Oct 16

Olly Wehring

C&C Group has followed the sale of its English cider bottling facility with the divestment of its cider production operations in the country to Brothers Drinks Co.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.

Is Vietnam about to curb late-night drinking? 27 Sep 16

Andy Morton

In May, Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, called Vietnam the "poster child" for international beer thanks to strong demographics and growing demand.

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