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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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