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Will BrewDog's private-equity gamble pay off?

"It was just a lucky punt," says Steve Lofty of the BrewDog shares he bought back in 2011. That was when the Scottish craft brewer raised GB...

Asia's beverage giants and their impact on drinks

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analys...

Signs of life in Japan's beer market - Comment

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look...

Heineken’s Brazil play – Analysis

The Brazilian beer market may be able to claim Kirin Holdings as a victim in the coming weeks, but the likelihood of Heineken stepping in to...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Bulldog Gin founder and CEO 3 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Gruppo Campari announced an agreement to buy Bulldog Gin. Here, just-drinks talks to brand founder Anshuman Vohra about the transaction.


Interview - Sapporo president Tsutomu Kamijo 22 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Sapporo Holdings is one of Japan's biggest alcohol and soft drinks producers and the country's oldest brewer. This month, Andy Morton met with its president, Tsutomu Kamijo, to discuss why he'd like to get his hands on Anheuser-Busch InBev's Pilsner Urquell, the state of play in Vietnam and why even BrewDog's founder gets excited about Sapporo's beer.

Latest News

Distell acquires majority stake in Cruz Vodka 24 Apr 17

Olly Wehring

Distell has purchased majority control of the Cruz Vodka brand, marking its entry into the white spirits segment.


William Grant snaps up Tuthilltown Spirits in US 18 Apr 17

Olly Wehring

William Grant & Sons has followed its purchase of the Hudson US craft whiskey brand seven years ago with the acquisition today of Tuthilltown Spirits, the company that produces the liquid.


CCBCC takes over Ohio manufacturing plant 18 Apr 17

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC) has bought a production plant in northern Ohio as it further increases its bottler franchise territory in the US state.


Anheuser-Busch InBev completes disposal of Distell 13 Apr 17

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev has completed the sale of its indirect interest in South Africa's Distell Group. 


Refresco Group rejects US$1.48bn takeover bid 13 Apr 17

Lucy Britner

Soft drinks bottler Refresco Group has shunned a near-US$1.5bn takeover offer from a private-equity firm. 


Symington Family Estates buys Alentejo vineyards 12 Apr 17

Lucy Britner

Port producer Symington Family Estates has acquired its first vineyards outside of Portugal's Douro region. 

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.


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?

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