Category commentator Stephen Beaumont is exhausted. All that counting has worn him out and, dear beer brand owner, it's all your fault.
“There’s no such thing as a tired brand, just a tired brand manager” – Just Drinks speak to Phillips Distilling Co CEO Andy England
Andy England took over as CEO of Phillips Distilling Co in August last year, right in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic in the US. The former CMO of MillerCoors has emerged from the disruption with new ideas and liquids for the multi-category distiller, which makes a range of spirits under its own brands as well as products under contract and private-label. Speaking to Just Drinks last week, England discussed the future for Phillips as well as the difficulties in taking charge during a global pandemic and how cost inflation has impacted the industry.
Taking chances on taking stances – How company engagement in public debates is changing – sustainability spotlight
Heineken's recent advocacy of COVID-19 vaccination drew vociferous criticism from the anti-vax movement. But, Ben Cooper writes, companies have an inalienable right to seek to influence public debates. How they do this is becoming more overt, making it all the more important they judge consumer sentiment accurately.
Just Drinks' Data-Set of the Week
Top consumer sector companies by patents granted in Q2 2021 (Source: GlobalData)
|Gree Electric Appliances of Zhuhai||1,291|
|Midea Holding Co||1,140|
|GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp||824|
|Telefon AB Lm Ericsson||408|
|The Procter & Gamble Co||391|
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