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SABMiller CEO issues currency alert as Africa weakens 19 May 2016

SABMiller's CEO has called 2016 "a year to watch" on currency as the company battles ForEx weakness in Africa.


Coca-Cola HBC readies Monster launch in Nigeria 16 May 2016

Coca-Cola HBC has said it will launch the Monster energy brand in Nigeria during the second half of the year. 


Carlsberg to close more breweries in China - CEO 12 May 2016

Carlsberg's CEO has said he expects to close more breweries in China, following yesterday's news that the group has already closed eight over the last 12 months.


C&C Group open to beer acquisitions as further consolidation looms - Exclusive 11 May 2016

C&C Group has maintained that it remains strongly-placed to participate in the current round of consolidation in the beer industry, despite lining up a sizeable share buyback plan in the coming months.


Marnier-Lapostolle acquisition "on track" for Campari - CEO 10 May 2016

The head of Gruppo Campari has said the company's takeover of Grand Marnier's parent, Marnier-Lapostolle, is on schedule. 


Gruppo Campari tests new spiced rum brand, Baron Samedi - CEO 10 May 2016

Gruppo Campari is trialling a new spiced rum as it looks to extend its portfolio in the category. 


"We are poised for bright business in China" - Anheuser Busch InBev CEO 5 May 2016

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said he expects growth in China to come from the top end of the company's portfolio, though he warned the market is still under pressure. 


Miller Lite to give Molson Coors "backbone" in global beer - CEO 4 May 2016

Molson Coors's CEO Mark Hunter has said that gaining full control of Miller Lite will offer a "great backbone" of international brands as he looks to scale up overseas operations.


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. 


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