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PepsiCo CEO hails Pepsi rescue plan as US sales recover 11 Jul 2018

PepsiCo's North American beverage business is back on track, the company's head has said, after a rescue plan launched last quarter helped revive Pepsi sales.


"Corona Premier has achieved record speed to shelf" – Constellation Brands CEO 2 Jul 2018

The head of Constellation Brands has said recently-launched Corona Premier has exceeded expectations at the company.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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