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California cannabis legalisation a "non-event" for beer sales - Constellation Brands CEO 8 Jan 2018

Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has called the recent legalisation of recreational cannabis in California a "non-event" that won't affect beer sales in the state.

Gruppo Campari pulls expressions, readies relaunch for Grand Marnier 13 Nov 2017

Gruppo Campari has axed several Grand Marnier extensions as it prepares to relaunch the liqueur brand.

Coffee-energy category set to spike - Monster Beverage Corp CEO 9 Nov 2017

The head of Monster Beverage Corp has predicted strong growth for the coffee-energy category, as the company lines up new releases.

Carlsberg echoes Anheuser-Busch InBev as wheat beer leaps in China 6 Nov 2017

Carlsberg has reported a thirst for wheat beer in China as the Danish brewer reiterates comments made late last month by Anheuser-Busch InBev.  

Carlsberg "still negotiating" Habeco deal in Vietnam - CEO 6 Nov 2017

The CEO of Carlsberg has said the firm is still working on a deal to increase its stake in Vietnam's state-controlled Hanoi Beer Alcohol & Beverage Corp (Habeco).

Molson Coors "working to understand" cannabis - CEO 2 Nov 2017

The CEO for Molson Coors has said the company is studying the cannabis market, but has warned the drinks industry not to get caught up in an "adrenaline rush" over the nascent category.

East Coast IPA "like a unicorn" - The Boston Beer Co's Jim Koch 1 Nov 2017

The Boston Beer Co is looking to a new style of IPA to kickstart Samuel Adams sales.

Jose Cuervo battles against third-party agave pressures - CFO 31 Oct 2017

The rising cost of agave is set to continue in the short-to-medium term, Jose Cuervo has warned, as the company looks to distance itself from third-party providers.

Wheat beer on the march in Asia - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 27 Oct 2017

Asian consumers are boosting sales of Anheuser-Busch InBev's wheat beers as they increasingly turn to the style while eating out, the brewer's CEO has said.

The Coca-Cola Co CEO eyes "adult craft beverages" space 26 Oct 2017

The CEO of the Coca-Cola Co has identified premium adult soft drinks and mixers an an area for growth opportunity for the company. 

Constellation Brands to roll out carb-light Corona Premier across US 6 Oct 2017

Constellation Brands is to give a US nation-wide launch to its new low-calorie, low-carbohydrate Corona beer.

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.

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