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Remy Cointreau CEO joins Pernod Ricard in hailing China Cognac health 8 Jun 2018

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The head of Remy Cointreau has added her own weight to bullish industry sentiment on China's Cognac category, saying she expects strong growth for the category in the country over the coming year.


Brown-Forman CEO-elect eyes European levers amid EU retaliatory tariff threat 7 Jun 2018

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Brown-Forman's incoming CEO has said the company's in-house distribution in the EU should give it "flexibility and control" if Europe invokes retaliatory taxes on American whiskey.


Corona "the number one imported beer brand in China" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 10 May 2018

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The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has hailed the export success of Corona, as the Mexican beer brand becomes the top-selling imported beer in China.


"Unusual" Q1 won't hamper full-year ambitions - Molson Coors CEO 3 May 2018

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Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter has promised his company will deliver on its full-year targets despite an "unusual" Q1 that saw sales and volumes sag.


Craft, speciality and alcohol-free beer provide "solid growth" for Carlsberg - CEO 2 May 2018

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The head of Carlsberg has hailed the performance of the group's 'strategic priority' brands, as both its 'craft & speciality' and 'alcohol-free' segments saw strong growth in the first quarter of 2018.


PepsiCo CEO lays ground for North America cola war as Pepsi loses out to Coca-Cola 30 Apr 2018

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PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has pledged to go "toe-to-toe" with The Coca-Cola Co, as the two soft drinks giants battle over share of North America's cola market.


Sugar tax - "We have got to look forward" - Coca-Cola European Partners CEO Damian Gammell 27 Apr 2018

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The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the group must focus on the future, rather than bemoan the recent introduction of the sugar tax in the UK.


The Coca-Cola Co doubles Fuze Tea value after co-ordinated launch - CEO James Quincey 25 Apr 2018

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The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has praised a one-day 'super-launch' for Fuze Tea that has doubled the global value of the brand since the start of this year.


Constellation Brands tests barrel-finished lager Western Standard, lines up Svedka Spiked Premium Seltzers 3 Apr 2018

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Constellation Brands is testing several new products as it looks to take advantage of emerging drinks trends in the US. 


Brown-Forman could be "unfortunate and unintended victim" of US/EU tariff standoff - CEO 8 Mar 2018

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The CEO of Brown-Forman has said his company could be caught in the cross fire between US President Donald Trump and the European Union's tariff disagreements.


Anheuser-Busch InBev moves closer to no- and low-alcohol targets 2 Mar 2018

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Anheuser-Busch InBev has reported progress on the strategy to grow its no- and low-alcohol beer brands to account for one-fifth of global volumes.


Agave prices "through the roof" - Campari Group CFO 28 Feb 2018

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The cost of agave continues to rise, Campari Group's chief financial officer has flagged, as Tequila's popularity increases.


Coca-Cola European Partners braces for a year of sugar taxes 16 Feb 2018

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Top executives at Coca-Cola European Partners have said the company is poised to face challenges in 2018, including sugar taxes in several markets.


California cannabis legalisation a "non-event" for beer sales - Constellation Brands CEO 8 Jan 2018

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Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has called the recent legalisation of recreational cannabis in California a "non-event" that won't affect beer sales in the state.


Gruppo Campari pulls expressions, readies relaunch for Grand Marnier 13 Nov 2017

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Gruppo Campari has axed several Grand Marnier extensions as it prepares to relaunch the liqueur brand.


Coffee-energy category set to spike - Monster Beverage Corp CEO 9 Nov 2017

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The head of Monster Beverage Corp has predicted strong growth for the coffee-energy category, as the company lines up new releases.


Carlsberg echoes Anheuser-Busch InBev as wheat beer leaps in China 6 Nov 2017

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Carlsberg has reported a thirst for wheat beer in China as the Danish brewer reiterates comments made late last month by Anheuser-Busch InBev.  


Carlsberg "still negotiating" Habeco deal in Vietnam - CEO 6 Nov 2017

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The CEO of Carlsberg has said the firm is still working on a deal to increase its stake in Vietnam's state-controlled Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).


Molson Coors "working to understand" cannabis - CEO 2 Nov 2017

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The CEO for Molson Coors has said the company is studying the cannabis market, but has warned the drinks industry not to get caught up in an "adrenaline rush" over the nascent category.


East Coast IPA "like a unicorn" - The Boston Beer Co's Jim Koch 1 Nov 2017

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The Boston Beer Co is looking to a new style of IPA to kickstart Samuel Adams sales.


Jose Cuervo battles against third-party agave pressures - CFO 31 Oct 2017

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The rising cost of agave is set to continue in the short-to-medium term, Jose Cuervo has warned, as the company looks to distance itself from third-party providers.


Wheat beer on the march in Asia - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 27 Oct 2017

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Asian consumers are boosting sales of Anheuser-Busch InBev's wheat beers as they increasingly turn to the style while eating out, the brewer's CEO has said.


The Coca-Cola Co CEO eyes "adult craft beverages" space 26 Oct 2017

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The CEO of the Coca-Cola Co has identified premium adult soft drinks and mixers an an area for growth opportunity for the company. 


Constellation Brands to roll out carb-light Corona Premier across US 6 Oct 2017

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Constellation Brands is to give a US nation-wide launch to its new low-calorie, low-carbohydrate Corona beer.


Absolut "under-performs" in US on-premise as Pernod Ricard readies forward investment 1 Sep 2017

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Pernod Ricard will look to increase spend on its Absolut vodka brand in the US on-premise, according to the group's MD of finance & operations, as it looks to counter under-performance in the channel.


Emerging markets enter "stable period" for Brown-Forman - CEO 31 Aug 2017

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The CEO of Brown-Forman has reported a period of stabilisation in its emerging markets, as the performance of the group's reporting division continued to improve in the latest quarter.


India highway ban just a "hiccup", says Carlsberg CEO - just-drinks Exclusive 16 Aug 2017

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Carlsberg's CEO has called India's highway alcohol ban a "hiccup" that should fade over time, as retailers in the country adjust to the recently-introduced legislation.


Coke, Monster to be only brands left in UK sugar tax firing line - Coca-Cola European Partners 11 Aug 2017

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Coca-Cola European Partners has said just two of its brands - Monster and Coke Classic - will remain within reach of the upcoming UK sugar tax, once the group has completed its reformulation efforts.


Monster Beverage Corp warns Trump food stamp cut could hit energy drink sales 9 Aug 2017

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Monster Beverage Corp has said a reduction in food aid for low-income US families could hamper sales for the energy drinks segment in the country.


"With Skyy vodka, the best thing to do is batten down the hatches" - Campari CEO 4 Aug 2017

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The CEO of Campari has said Skyy vodka must weather the competitive storm in the US.

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