All articles by Dean Best

Dean Best

J.M. Smucker unruffled by US premium coffee slowdown

The holder of the Dunkin’ licence reported higher Q2 revenues from its US coffee business – but a decline in “volume/mix” amid moves to up prices.

Chapel Down lines up construction of new winery

The UK winemaker is weighing up how to raise the capital to fund the project.

Philippines brandy group The Keepers Holdings buys 50% of Spain’s Bodegas Williams & Humbert

The Keepers Holdings is a beverage alcohol importer and distributor owned by Philippines businessman Lucio Co, whose family was already a shareholder in Williams & Humbert.

Gérard Bertrand buys French organic wine estate

The Languedoc-Roussillon winemaker has snapped up its first asset outside the region.

Jackson Family Wines’ Giant Steps buys Yarra Valley peer

The US wine group has added to its presence in Australia through a deal conducted by its Giant Steps winery.

Welsh whisky distiller Penderyn to open new plant

The factory will be Penderyn’s third but its main site and HQ will remain in the Brecon Beacons.

Endeavour Group buys Australia’s Shingleback Wine

Endeavour Group – home to Australian drinks retailers including Dan Murphy’s – has added to its portfolio of wine assets.

“We haven’t really found the edge of this brand yet”– Olipop co-founder David Lester on the opportunities for the fledgling, better-for-you soda maker

Olipop, which has developed drinks the company says help digestive health, believe more consumers want better-for-you options.

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners readies price hikes in “robust” category

The Coca-Cola bottler today (4 August) upped its forecasts for annual revenue and operating profits.

Brown-Forman to up capacity at The GlenDronach site

The US spirits group said it is moving to meet “global demand”.