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Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List?

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the comp...

Are Big Spirits Companies Failing to Innovate?

Earlier this month, Bacardi announced its purchase of Banks, a Mauritius-based range of rums. Why would a company whose name is synonymous w...

5 reasons why Constellation's Meiomi buy works

Five reasons why Constellation bought a wine brand when it's winning with beer...

Analysis - Storm clouds lift over Diageo Towers

Is the sun finally about to return for Diageo? Analysts at Nomura have upgraded their rating for the global drinks giant from 'neutral' to '...

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

Latest News

Mast-Jagermeister closes Sidney Frank buy 3 Aug 15

Andy Morton

Jaegermeister owner Mast-Jägermeister has completed its acquisition of US-based Sidney Frank Importing Co as it looks to take control of distribution in its core markets.


Coca-Cola Enterprises linked with Germany, Iberia 31 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola Enterprises has declined to comment on reports linking it to a merger with the Coca-Cola bottling divisions in Germany and Spain, Portugal and Andorra.


SPI Group buys Spains's Arinzano winery 30 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

SPI Group has acquired Spain's Arinzano winery, which will become part of the company's newly-created wine division, HEW Holding.


Diageo, Heineken end South Africa, Namibia JV 28 Jul 15

Olly Wehring

Diageo has reiterated its commitment to the beer category, despite pulling out of its South African and Namibian brewing joint-venture with Heineken and Namibian Breweries Ltd, three years ahead of schedule.


Kollaras joins forces with ALM 28 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

Kollaras Trading Co (KTC) and Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM) have formed a partnership which will see KTC's alcoholic drinks brands enter ALM's distribution network in Australia.


Vintage Wine Estates buys Cohn Winery 27 Jul 15

Lucy Britner

Vintage Wine Estates has confirmed the purchase of Sonoma's BR Cohn Winery, for an undisclosed sum.

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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