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Coca-Cola Enterprises lines up Monster energy boost as European merger looms 29 Apr 2016

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is planning to roll out new Monster energy drinks in Europe, ahead of its expected bottler merger in the region.


US craft beer to hit saturation point soon - The Boston Beer Co founder 22 Apr 2016

The Boston Beer Co's founder has said the US could "run out of space" for craft beer within two years as the number of brewers continues to grow.


Jameson growth "coming from everywhere" in US - Pernod Ricard 22 Apr 2016

Pernod Ricard's MD of finance & operations has said the company will only innovate around its Jameson brand "with substance".


'One Brand' marketing boosts zero calorie Cokes in Mexico - Coca-Cola Co COO 21 Apr 2016

The chief operating officer of the Coca-Cola Co has said the company's new 'One Brand' marketing strategy has helped drive sales of the company's zero calorie Coca-Cola variants in Mexico.


Remy Cointreau relishes "fighting year" in US Cognac 20 Apr 2016

Remy Cointreau's CFO has said he is ready to fight it out with Pernod Ricard and Campari as investment floods into the competitive US Cognac category.


Chinese New Year "good, but not terrific" - Remy Cointreau CFO 20 Apr 2016

Remy Cointreau has played down its Chinese New Year performance despite signalling a "clear improvement" in Greater China.


PepsiCo "future-proofing" its portfolio - CEO 19 Apr 2016

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has outlined the company's plans to capitalise on growing health and wellness trends. 


Cognac future brightens as LVMH CEO toasts Chinese New Year growth  13 Apr 2016

LVMH's CEO has given the first official confirmation of a Chinese New Year rebound for Cognac, revealing at least mid-single digit growth during the critical selling period.


Constellation Brands eyes east-coast brewery for Ballast Point 7 Apr 2016

Constellation Brands' management has said that an east-coast brewery could be on the cards for its Californian craft beer unit, Ballast Point.


Global spirits "not our sweet spot" - Constellation Brands CEO 7 Apr 2016

The CEO of Constellation Brands has said he does not see his company operating in the global spirits brand arena, instead outlining potential for craft products. 


Emerging markets, Travel Retail drag on Brown-Forman's YTD - CFO 3 Mar 2016

The CFO of Brown-Forman has flagged tough conditions in the company's emerging markets as well as weakness in the Travel Retail sector, as the group reduced growth forecasts for fiscal-2016.


"It's difficult to stretch existing vodka brands upwards" - Campari CEO 3 Mar 2016

The CEO of Gruppo Campari has flagged the challenges in creating a more premium version of Skyy vodka, to drive growth for the brand.


Monster Beverage Corp poised for China launch - CEO 26 Feb 2016

Monster Beverage Corp is awaiting formal approval for its China entry after authorities gave a preliminary nod to is formula, the company's CEO has said.


China tilts towards high-end beer growth - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 26 Feb 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO has said he expects his beers to buck declines in China as the country's premium segment races ahead of "blue-collar" brands.


Treasury Wine Estates to take former Diageo brands to Asia 22 Feb 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is to launch some of its recently-acquired Diageo wine brands in Asia as the company tries to grab volume share in the region.


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