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Passoa - Remy Cointreau & Lucas Bols's JV

Earlier today, Rémy Cointreau and Lucas Bols announced the creation of a joint-venture to handle the Passoã liqueur. In time, Lucas Bols wil...

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...

AB InBev and the death of SABMiller - Comment

I'll spare you the 'Fat Lady' analogies but, if you do hear some singing this week, it's likely to be Anheuser-Busch InBev staff in a good,...

SABMiller and AB InBev's takeover turbulence

"If you Brexit, you fix it," was the joke doing the rounds after the UK voted to leave the European Union. But is it too late to fix Anheuse...

Latest Interviews

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.

Interview, Campari CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Sep 2016

Olly Wehring

Bob Kunze-Concewitz has seen a lot in his time with Gruppo Campari. Having joined the company from Procter & Gamble in 2005, when he came on board as CMO, he'll celebrate a decade as group CEO in May next year. In that time, he's seen Campari's fortunes rise, fall and rise again as drinks trends have come and gone. He's also been at the helm during an active period of M&A, not only for Campari specifically, but also within the spirits category generally. Late last month, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring met up with him on a visit to London.

Latest News

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.

AdVini adds Burgundy's Maison Champy to portfolio 20 Oct 16

Andy Morton

French wine group AdVini has expanded its presence in Burgundy with the purchase of Maison Champy.

CCBA partner "in place by 2018" - Coca-Cola 19 Oct 16

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has revealed a timetable for the acquisition and disposal of Anheuser-Busch InBev's newly-acquired stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, telling just-drinks it aims to have a new partner in place by 2018.

AB InBev fund ZX Ventures buys homebrew co 19 Oct 16

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's venture capital unit ZX Ventures has purchased US homebrew supply company Northern Brewer. 

Constellation sells Canadian wine unit for US$761m 17 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has confirmed it is to offload its Canadian wine division for just over CAD1bn (US$761m) while buying a premium wine range from Charles Smith Wines for US$120m.

PepsiCo on verge of US$500m Kevita bid - report 17 Oct 16

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is ready to launch a US$500m bid for probiotic and kombucha drinks producer Kevita, according to Reuters.

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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