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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.


Impulse will take over e-commerce channel - PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi 12 Jul 2017

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PepsiCo’s CEO has said e-commerce will become a 100%-impulse channel as technology improves click-and-collect services.


"Ballast Point has not performed to expectations" - Constellation Brands CEO 30 Jun 2017

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The CEO of Constellation Brands has reaffirmed his commitment to Ballast Point, after the craft brewer recorded an impairment charge in the group's first quarter.


Constellation Brands unconcerned by other Mexican beer entrants in US - CEO 30 Jun 2017

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Constellation Brands has emphasised its leading role in driving the growth of the Mexican beer segment in the US, with the group's CEO admitting he is unphased by competing brands.


"We've got high hopes for the Jack Daniel's Rye brand" - Brown-Forman CEO 8 Jun 2017

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The head of Brown-Forman has said the firm was right not to introduce another flavour under its Jack Daniel's brand, as the company prepares to launch a rye expression later this year. 


Molson Coors targets on-premise with Blue Moon-branded outlets 8 May 2017

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Molson Coors is looking to create a chain of Blue Moon-themed on-premise outlets, with the beer brand's first bar and restaurant opening in Spain. 


"We need more capacity in Nigeria" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 8 May 2017

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Anheuser-Busch Inbev is investigating increasing capacity in Nigeria, according to the brewer's CEO, as it strives to keep up with demand in the country. 


Carlsberg "hot" on Habeco takeover trail - CEO 8 May 2017

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The head of Carlsberg has flagged that a decision from the Vietnamese Government on the future of takeover target Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco) is in the offing.


China's Great Firewall undermines Monster Beverage Corp's digital strategy 5 May 2017

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Monster Beverage Corp has warned that building brand loyalty is set to be "a lot harder" in China because of the country's Great Firewall.


The Boston Beer Co "committed" to seasonal beers despite drop - Jim Koch 27 Apr 2017

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Jim Koch, the founder of The Boston Beer Co, has said the brewer will continue to produce seasonal beers despite recent releases struggling to find an audience.


Beer confidence returns as "Trump factor" recedes - Constellation Brands CEO 7 Apr 2017

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An easing of the "Trump factor" has helped restore consumer confidence among Constellation Brands' core Mexican American consumers, the company's CEO has said. 


Coca-Cola European Partners CEO upbeat on 2017, despite January blip 22 Mar 2017

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The head of Coca-Cola European Partners has said he remains confident of a "solid" first quarter of 2017, despite a slip in volumes in January.


Global Travel Retail trends turning positive - Brown-Forman CFO 8 Mar 2017

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Brown-Forman's CFO has hailed a rebound for the group's Global Travel Retail unit, as the company reported a high-single-digit organic sales boost for the division in the first nine months of fiscal-2017.


Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO backs Brazil strategy despite 2016 plunge 3 Mar 2017

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The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said that he would not change how his company has operated in Brazil, despite fresh losses in the country.

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