Blog: Constellation's Sands looks to the stars

James Wilmore | 5 June 2013

It's a big week for Constellation Brands as it completes on its deal to take full ownership of Crown Imports and bags Grupo Modelo's Piedras Negras brewery in the process. 

This is all from the fall-out of Anheuser-Busch InBev's US$20.1bn acquisition of Modelo, which completed yesterday

A very relaxed Rob Sands, Constellation's CEO, gave an interview to CNBC shortly after the news broke yesterday. He confirmed that his company will effectively double in size as a result of the transactions and promised there will be "no job cuts" or "streamlining". 

Expect corks to be popping left, right and centre at Constellation towers on Friday. 

To view the Sands interview, click here

Follow me on Twitter @jamescwilmore




Bar Convent Berlin - Day one: A bigger beginning

just-drinks is in Berlin this week for Bar Convent Berlin. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's daily blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of Europe's most important dates in the alcohol indu...


Well played, Lucozade

Responding to criticism on social media is tough. You've got to engage the consumer without starting an argument and - ideally - get them on side....


The Keurig Kold - what's under the hood?

Want to know how The Coca-Cola Co-backed Keurig Kold - released in the US yesterday - works?...


AB InBev's Brito might not recognise a hop, but he knows a good deal

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other ...

just-drinks homepage

Forgot your password?