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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spiritsbids farewell to emerging spirits lead

6 Jul 2020

The head of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits' emerging spirits division has left the US distributor after a 17-year tenure.

Pernod Ricard adds reporting app to anti-hate speech activation

2 Jul 2020

Pernod Ricard has joined the raft of beverage companies in temporarily withdrawing its marketing spend from social media platforms in the US, bolstering the move with the creation of a crowdsourced app to highlight hate speech.

The Coca-Cola Co, Diageo pull social media advertising over hate speech

29 Jun 2020

The Coca-Cola Co and Diageo have joined a number of companies in putting a temporary stop on their social media advertising, including Facebook, in an ongoing row over hate speech.

Beam Suntory chases Jim Beam merchandising with IMG deal

24 Jun 2020

Beam Suntory is targeting new licensing arrangements for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand after partnering with global merchandising company IMG.

The Boston Beer Co launches Truly hard seltzer sorbet

24 Jun 2020

The Boston Beer Co has turned to ice-cream as a means to gain further traction in the US hard seltzer category.

Beam Suntory's Northern Keep Canadian vodka - Product Launch

24 Jun 2020

The Canadian division of Beam Suntory has released details of a recently-launched Canadian vodka, available exclusively in its home market.

Tongue in Peat peated tomato juice - Product Launch

16 Jun 2020

A former Beam Suntory employee has created a tomato juice that has been smoked with burning peat from the Scottish island of Islay.

Why craft whisky/whiskey will never be the same again - comment

11 Jun 2020

The craft whisk(e)y industry is trapped in a vice, with pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and retaliatory tariffs deepening the cracks that have existed for some time. In her debut for just-drinks, dark spirits category commentator Amy Hopkins forecasts that the road to recovery will be long and hard, and only the strong will survive.

Beam Suntory’s Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin - Product Launch

28 May 2020

Beam Suntory has lined up the first flavour of a 'Sipping Series' range under its Sipsmith gin brand.

Beam Suntory unveils Spirited Speaker online interviews - video

26 May 2020

The Global Travel Retail division of Beam Suntory has released a three-part series of interviews, hosted by its head of marketing, Ed Stening.

Fiorito’s Limoncello Tonic RTD - Product Launch

4 May 2020

Italian company Fiorito has launched its first ready-to-drink Limoncello Tonic in the Netherlands.

Beam Suntory’s Dekuyper Classic Ol’ Fashion Liqueur - Product Launch

1 May 2020

Beam Suntory has announced its new expression Dekuyper Classic Ol’ Fashion in the US.

Who were the top spirits influencers on Twitter in Q1 2020? - analysis

28 Apr 2020

Based on research from GlobalData's 'Spirits Influencer Platform', here's a countdown of the ten most influential Twitter users in the spirits category during the three months to the end of March.

Coca-Cola Amatil Q1 2020 - Sales rise by low single-digits - trading update

17 Apr 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil has released a bullish trading update, flagging its "resilient business model" as being well-placed to weather the coronavirus crisis.

Speciality Drinks, Edrington-Beam Suntory line up on-premise ‘wellbeing packs’

26 Mar 2020

On-premise wholesaler Speciality Drinks has partnered with Edrington-Beam Suntory UK to supply 'wellbeing packs' to those working in the UK drinks and hospitality sectors hit by COVID-19-related closures.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

More drinks firms pledge industry support amid coronavirus outbreak

24 Mar 2020

A raft of drinks companies have joined the movement to support the trade and communities struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hard seltzer a tougher sell in Australia warns Coca-Cola Amatil

24 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil, the Australian distributor for Beam Suntory, has said it would rather expand its existing portfolio than branch out into the unknown with hard seltzer in the country.

How did Coca-Cola Amatil perform in 2019? - results data

21 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Amatil has returned to healthier sales growth levels, posting a near-7% rise in its top-line from 2019.

How did Beam Suntory and Suntory Holdings perform in 2019? - results data

17 Feb 2020

Suntory Holdings has positioned China and India as target markets for Beam Suntory, following another year of mid-single-digit sales growth for the US-based spirits division.

Third CEO in three years for Angostura as ex-Diageo executive takes the wheel

14 Feb 2020

Angostura Holdings has appointed a former Diageo executive as its next CEO after the company's second leader in a row was placed on "administrative leave".

Suntory Holdings keen to build on Macallan stake with Edrington move - just-drinks exclusive

7 Feb 2020

Suntory has added some colour to its recent purchase of a stake in Edrington, toning down any suggestion of upping its holding going forward.

Beam Suntory’s Kilbeggan Single Pot Still Irish whiskey - Product Launch

7 Feb 2020

Beam Suntory's Kilbeggan Distilling Co has released a limited edition single pot still Irish whiskey in the US market.

Beam Suntory strengthens US tie-up with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

5 Feb 2020

Beam Suntory has expanded its distribution arrangement with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits in the US.

Carlsberg Full-Year 2019 - preview

3 Feb 2020

On Tuesday, Carlsberg will report its results for both the full 12 months and the last quarter of 2019. Back in October, the group posted a 3.1% rise in sales from the third quarter, contributing to the 3.8% top-line increase for the first nine months of the year. Here's a look at the stories that will likely shape Carlsberg's performance in Q4.

just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2020 - FREE TO ACCESS

3 Feb 2020

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January, a month that saw Suntory move for a stake in Edrington, Distill Ventures bring another non-alcoholic spirits brand to Diageo's attention and Molson Coors make its latest craft beer play.

What's coming up in white spirits in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

28 Jan 2020

Rounding off our category previews for the year ahead is Richard Woodard, who runs his customarily expert eye over what we can expect to see in the white spirits space.

Suntory Holdings to buy 10% stake in Edrington

28 Jan 2020

Suntory Holdings has agreed to purchase a 10% holding in Scottish distiller Edrington for an undisclosed sum.

What's coming up in dark spirits in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

14 Jan 2020

The dawning of a new decade will bring plenty of surprises, creativity and optimism. As we welcome 2020, then, what will be the first likely trends in dark spirits? Category commentator Neil Ridley takes a look.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

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