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Why did Mast-Jägermeister buy Sidney Frank? 10 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Last week, Mast-Jägermeister, the German owner of the Jägermeister herbal liqueur, took control of its US distributor Sidney Frank Importing Co. Part of Mast-Jägermeister's new strategy to control distribution in its core markets, the acquisition was otherwise noteworthy because of the important role Sidney Frank has played in Jägermeister's global rise.With Jägermeister sales in the US under pressure, Mast-Jägermeister is looking to move away from its famous brand's reputation as a party shot and embrace the new craft spirits culture. But, as Mast-Jägermeister executive board member Michael Volke told just-drinks from New York last week, not completely away.

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.

Latest News

Domaine Select appoints CFO & COO 28 Aug 15

Andy Morton

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits has appointed a former Deutsch Family exec as its first CFO & COO.

Heineken silent on UB takeover report 24 Aug 15

Andy Morton

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).

Heaven Hill buys Deep Eddy Vodka 21 Aug 15

Lucy Britner

Heaven Hill Brands has agreed to acquire Deep Eddy Vodka from Eliza Spring for an undisclosed sum.

Willamette makes stock offer to fund wineries 20 Aug 15

Lucy Britner

Willamette Valley Vineyards has made a stock offer in an attempt to raise US$6m to fund two new wineries.

Coca-Cola Co takes minority stake in Suja Juice 19 Aug 15

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co and the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs have each made minority investments in US organic juice producer Suja Juice.

Latin America next for Coke bottler consolidation? 18 Aug 15

Olly Wehring

Three of the four largest Coca-Cola bottlers in Latin and South America have opened initial talks about a possible merger, according to local reports.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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