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just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt...

CCE shows faith in Coca-Cola Life with full launch

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is to roll out Coca-Cola Life across all of its European territories after a test launch....

Review of the Year 2014 - Part IV: Spirits

It's that time of year when just-drinks takes a look back at the past 12 months. Here, in part three of our final management briefing of the...

Time is Right for Refresco Gerber Exit

While unlikely to slip under the net before the year is out, Stefan Kirk from M&A practitioner Glenboden believes Refresco Gerber's sharehol...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.


Interview - Constellation International's GM 3 Apr 2014

Andy Morton

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

Latest News

Campari to bag EUR19m with "non-core" assets sale 22 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Gruppo Campari has agreed deals to sell its liqueur brand Limoncetta di Sorrento and the pharmaceutical unit of its J Wray & Nephew business for a total of around EUR19m (US$23m).


Pernod agrees Caribe Cooler sale to Grupo Bepensa 22 Dec 14

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is to sell its ready-to-drink Caribe Cooler brand as the company continues to focus on core wines and spirits.


Casella Family Brands seals Peter Lehmann buy 22 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands (CFB) has completed its AUD57m (US$49.8m) acquisition of fellow Australian wine producer Peter Lehmann Wines (PLW).


Maspex agrees to Tarczyn, Dr Witt acquisition 19 Dec 14

Andy Morton

Polish food and beverage group Maspex is to buy two drinks brands from Agros Nova Group for an undisclosed sum.


Mahou San Miguel to take 30% stake in Founders 18 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Mahou San Miguel, the Spanish brewer, is capitalising on the growth of the US craft brewing market by taking a 30% stake in Founders.


Bebida Beverage Co plans stock restructure 18 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Bebida Beverage Co (BeBevCo) is to push ahead with a stock restructure to boost its chances of making acquisitions.

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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