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Coca-Cola HBC targets sparkling brands for next recycled PET push - CEO 13 Nov 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to drive the amount of recycled PET in its carbonated brands beyond the 50% mark next year, its CEO has told just-drinks.


Beer-brand hard seltzers won't beat "pure-play" products - Boston Beer Co's Jim Koch 1 Nov 2019

The Boston Beer Co founder Jim Koch has questioned hard seltzer launches under big beer brands such as Bud Light.


Consumers driving shift to smaller pack sizes - PepsiCo CEO 8 Oct 2019

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the soda category.


Global trade "uncertainty has notched up a little bit" - Pernod Ricard CEO 30 Aug 2019

The US/China trade row and Brexit have upped uncertainty in the alcohol industry, Pernod Ricard CEO Alex Ricard has warned, although the company is well-placed to absorb any risks.


Crime crackdown hitting Carlsberg volumes in China - CEO Cees 't Hart 16 Aug 2019

Carlsberg's CEO has blamed an anti-crime crackdown on China's bars and karaoke venues for stifling growth of the brewer's flagship lager brand.


Coca-Cola HBC to put Costa Coffee machines in offices, public "hotspots" - CEO 12 Aug 2019

Coca-Cola HBC is to roll out Costa Coffee vending machines to offices, retail outlets and public places as part of plans for the coffee chain acquired by The Coca-Cola Co earlier this year.


Coke Energy will make Coke brand "edgier" - Coca-Cola European Partners CEO 9 Aug 2019

A new Coca-Cola energy drink will give the 133-year-old brand an "edgier aspect", the head of Coca-Cola European Partners has said.


Hard seltzer growth coming from outside beer - The Boston Beer Co CEO 30 Jul 2019

More than half of the people buying hard seltzers come from wine and spirits, the CEO of Truly-owner The Boston Beer Co has revealed.


Coca-Cola Energy not ready for US launch - The Coca-Cola Co CEO 24 Jul 2019

The head of The Coca-Cola Co has dismissed the prospect of an immediate launch for the recently-unveiled energy variant of its namesake brand in the US.


Brown-Forman eyes bigger bite of flavoured whiskies with Tennessee Apple launch 6 Jun 2019

The CEO of Brown-Forman has outlined high hopes for next year's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple launch, claiming that sales of flavoured whiskies in the US have overtaken flavoured vodkas.


Non-alcoholic aperitif launch "would be interesting" - Campari CEO 9 May 2019

The head of Campari Group has said the company is working on innovations in the non-alcoholic category, hinting that another zero-alcohol aperitif could be in the pipeline.


Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito defends South Africa weakness 9 May 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev has blamed a number of problems for its underperformance in South Africa, a market that was a key focus of the brewer's SABMiller takeover.


"Very important" that UK lager relaunch a success - Carlsberg CEO 3 May 2019

Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart has stressed the importance of a relaunch of its core UK lager as the brewer loses market share in the country.


Molson Coors keeps faith in new ordering system despite Golden brewery woes 2 May 2019

Molson Coors' US unit, MillerCoors, will continue an expansion of a new ordering platform that disrupted beer supplies when rolled out to its main Colorado brewery last year.


Molson Coors denies cannabis link to Canada beer volumes drop 2 May 2019

Molson Coors has said a volumes slump in Canada has not been caused by cannabis legalisation.


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