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just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - Jan

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January....

What's coming up in spirits in 2018?

Rounding off our series of category forecasts for the year ahead, white spirits commentator Richard Woodard looks at what 2018 has in store...


Olly Wehring | 26 Jan 2018

Earlier this week, Bacardi announced its agreement to acquire full control of Patrón Spirits International. Here, just-drinks looks at the history of the company - famed for its namesake ultra-premium Tequila portfolio - and charts Bacardi's journey from stakeholder to outright owner.


Olly Wehring | 23 Jan 2018

Earlier this week, Bacardi announced its intention to take full control of the Patron Tequila brand. The transaction, which should close before the end of June, sees the high-end Tequila segment leader enter the Bacardi stable. Here, just-drinks looks at the global Tequila category, Patron's position in it, and how the competition should be feeling today.


Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2017

It takes three years and a day for a whiskey in Ireland to mature long enough to be officially categorised as an Irish whiskey.


Lucy Britner | 10 Aug 2017

Sustainability in the on-premise started with outlawing the plastic straw. Now, it is evolving into a much bigger concept, thanks to industry influencers both behind the bar and behind the brands. Lucy Britner looks at how - and why - drinks companies are getting involved in sustainable bartending.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 22 Feb 2018

In 2016, Marco Mazzini took on the newly-created role of global director for Martini sparkling wines at Bacardi, with a view to creating a new vision for the brand. Here, he tells just-drinks how Martini is evolving and what it's like to work on sparkling wines within what is predominantly a spirits company.


Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 24 Apr 2018

Leading spirits producers appear to be abandoning Twitter as accounts for well-known brands including Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Gin and Diageo's Haig Club lie untouched for up to a year.


Olly Wehring | 18 Apr 2018

A trademark dispute between the owner of Wild Geese Irish whiskey brand Lodestar Anstalt and Bacardi has taken a curious turn, with the former being granted legal permission to investigate whether its chairman was put under surveillance by Bacardi.


Olly Wehring | 10 Apr 2018

Box Destilleri has agreed to change its name following a "risk of conflict" with Bacardi part-owned Compass Box.


Andy Morton | 5 Apr 2018

A new immersive theatre activation from Bacardi is claiming to tell the "truth" about the Havana Club brand.


Lucy Britner | 21 Mar 2018

Bacardi has released three premium sparkling wines to the German market, under the Martini brand. 


Andy Morton | 20 Mar 2018

Bacardi has unveiled a Global Travel Retail activation at two international airports, featuring replicas of the Bombay Sapphire gin distillery glasshouse.


Andy Morton | 9 Mar 2018

UK-based absinthe producer La Fee has accused Bacardi of "scare tactics" in an ongoing trademark battle related to the spirits multinational's Angel's Envy Bourbon.


Lucy Britner | 22 Feb 2018

The global director for Bacardi's Martini sparkling wines portfolio has told just-drinks that the company is testing an alcohol-free variant.


Lucy Britner | 8 Feb 2018

Bacardi has launched an internal campaign to help its employees get closer to consumers and cocktail trends. 


Lucy Britner | 31 Jan 2018

Bacardi has appointed  Vijay Subramaniam to the role of managing director, forAsia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa (AMEA). 


Olly Wehring | 22 Jan 2018

Bacardi has upped its holding in Patrón, acquiring the high-end Tequila business outright.


Lucy Britner | 12 Jan 2018

The UK's Prime Minister has outlined plans to crack down on plastics and introduce more water fountains, as part of the Government's pledge to eliminate avoidable plastic waste.


Olly Wehring | 10 Jan 2018

Bacardi has accused Pernod Ricard of "perpetuating a lie" in the latest round of the pair's spat over the Havana Club rum brand.


Lucy Britner | 23 Nov 2017

Bacardi has launched an at-home cocktail service under its Grey Goose vodka brand in the UK market. 


Lucy Britner | 10 Nov 2017

Bacardi has launched a new marketing campaign for its Havana Club rum brand in the US market. 


Olly Wehring | 9 Nov 2017

Bacardi is giving its namesake rum brand an online push in the UK, through a four-part mini-documentary on the link between music and rum.


Lucy Britner | 8 Nov 2017

Bacardi has announced the return of Maurice Doyle to the company, in the role of president of incubator brands & global commercial development.


Lucy Britner | 19 Oct 2017

Bacardi's Global Travel Retail unit has strengthened its partnership with Virgin Atlantic, to offer in-flight cocktails, prepared by "world-renowned" bartenders. 


Olly Wehring | 2 Oct 2017

Bacardi’s has pulled a no-age-statement variant from its Dewar’s portfolio, replacing it with a 25-year-old iteration.


Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2017

Bacardi has launched an aged iteration of the Santa Teresa rum brand in the Global Travel Retail channel.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.


Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2017

Bacardi and Diageo have been weighing the impact of Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves on through the Caribbean, towards Florida.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Exhibition. Here's the first part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

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