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Absolut "under-performs" in US on-premise as Pernod Ricard readies forward investment 1 Sep 2017

Pernod Ricard will look to increase spend on its Absolut vodka brand in the US on-premise, according to the group's MD of finance & operations, as it looks to counter under-performance in the channel.

Emerging markets enter "stable period" for Brown-Forman - CEO 31 Aug 2017

The CEO of Brown-Forman has reported a period of stabilisation in its emerging markets, as the performance of the group's reporting division continued to improve in the latest quarter.

India highway ban just a "hiccup", says Carlsberg CEO - just-drinks Exclusive 16 Aug 2017

Carlsberg's CEO has called India's highway alcohol ban a "hiccup" that should fade over time, as retailers in the country adjust to the recently-introduced legislation.

Coke, Monster to be only brands left in UK sugar tax firing line - Coca-Cola European Partners 11 Aug 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has said just two of its brands - Monster and Coke Classic - will remain within reach of the upcoming UK sugar tax, once the group has completed its reformulation efforts.

Monster Beverage Corp warns Trump food stamp cut could hit energy drink sales 9 Aug 2017

Monster Beverage Corp has said a reduction in food aid for low-income US families could hamper sales for the energy drinks segment in the country.

"With Skyy vodka, the best thing to do is batten down the hatches" - Campari CEO 4 Aug 2017

The CEO of Campari has said Skyy vodka must weather the competitive storm in the US.

Impulse will take over e-commerce channel - PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi 12 Jul 2017

PepsiCo’s CEO has said e-commerce will become a 100%-impulse channel as technology improves click-and-collect services.

"Ballast Point has not performed to expectations" - Constellation Brands CEO 30 Jun 2017

The CEO of Constellation Brands has reaffirmed his commitment to Ballast Point, after the craft brewer recorded an impairment charge in the group's first quarter.

Constellation Brands unconcerned by other Mexican beer entrants in US - CEO 30 Jun 2017

Constellation Brands has emphasised its leading role in driving the growth of the Mexican beer segment in the US, with the group's CEO admitting he is unphased by competing brands.

"We've got high hopes for the Jack Daniel's Rye brand" - Brown-Forman CEO 8 Jun 2017

The head of Brown-Forman has said the firm was right not to introduce another flavour under its Jack Daniel's brand, as the company prepares to launch a rye expression later this year. 

Molson Coors targets on-premise with Blue Moon-branded outlets 8 May 2017

Molson Coors is looking to create a chain of Blue Moon-themed on-premise outlets, with the beer brand's first bar and restaurant opening in Spain. 

"We need more capacity in Nigeria" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 8 May 2017

Anheuser-Busch Inbev is investigating increasing capacity in Nigeria, according to the brewer's CEO, as it strives to keep up with demand in the country. 

Carlsberg "hot" on Habeco takeover trail - CEO 8 May 2017

The head of Carlsberg has flagged that a decision from the Vietnamese Government on the future of takeover target Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco) is in the offing.

China's Great Firewall undermines Monster Beverage Corp's digital strategy 5 May 2017

Monster Beverage Corp has warned that building brand loyalty is set to be "a lot harder" in China because of the country's Great Firewall.

The Boston Beer Co "committed" to seasonal beers despite drop - Jim Koch 27 Apr 2017

Jim Koch, the founder of The Boston Beer Co, has said the brewer will continue to produce seasonal beers despite recent releases struggling to find an audience.

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