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Asian brewers eye bigger prize than Grolsch, Peroni - Analysis

13 Jan 2016

The race to land SABMiller's European beer brands went global this week with reports that some of Asia's leading brewers are circling.

Constellation Brands takes stake in Nelson's Green Brier craft whiskey distillery

11 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands has acquired a minority stake in US craft whiskey producer Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery.

Constellation Brands needs its new brewery, and quick - Analysis

8 Jan 2016

There was no real surprise to Constellation Brands' announcement yesterday that it is to build a second brewery in Mexico. In October, CEO Rob Sands hinted that an announcement was imminent on expanding capacity for the Mexican beer range it acquired the US rights to in 2012.

US$1bn "pretty reasonable" for Ballast Point - Constellation Brands CEO

7 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands' CEO has defended the US$1bn his company paid for craft brewer Ballast Point, saying the price tag was "reasonable" for such a high-growth brand.

Constellation Brands' YTD sales, profits surge on beer demand

7 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands has posted strong nine-month sales and profits as its beer portfolio continued to stoke performance.

Constellation Brands readies second brewery as Mexican beer performance shines

7 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands has confirmed its intention to construct a second brewery in Mexico, as well as to raise the capacity further at its other facility in the country.

Constellation Brands' Q3 results - Preview

5 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands will announce its nine-month and third-quarter results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks looks at the wine, beer and spirits producer's activities in the three months to the end of November:

Accolade Wines linked to IPO move

5 Jan 2016

Accolade Wines has declined to comment on Australian reports that owner CHAMP Private Equity is considering an IPO for the company.

Accolade opens its own UK wine store

16 Dec 2015

Accolade has opened a wine shop at its head office site in Weybridge, Surrey.

The beer category in 2015 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II

10 Dec 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the beer and cider categories.

Agricultural roots give wine sustainability headstart - Sustainability in Wine, Part I

1 Dec 2015

Diageo's decision to sell its wine interests reflects how wine offers fewer synergies with other beverage categories and does not always sit easily within the multi-sector portfolios of global beverage companies. In the sustainability arena, wine companies clearly face specific and unique challenges but close links with the agricultural supply chain also bring benefits.

Is the wine industry collaborating enough? - Sustainability in Wine, Part II

1 Dec 2015

The fact that the three newest members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) are all wine companies suggests that, in spite of unique factors that set the wine category apart from beer, spirits and soft drinks, there is plenty of common ground and potential for sharing learning and best practice.

Wine-on-tap ticks environmental box - Sustainability in Wine, Part III

1 Dec 2015

The growth in draft wine sales in the on-premise channel in the US and in Europe offers keg wine specialists, on-premise outlets and wine companies the potential for commercial gain. But, the sustainability benefits are also clear.

Promoting volunteerism among employees - Sustainability in Wine, Part IV

1 Dec 2015

As part of their sustainability missions, companies across many sectors are placing increasing emphasis on supporting employee volunteering. The wine industry appears to be no exception, if the approach of two major wine groups is anything to go by.

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015 - The Trophies - just the Winners

1 Dec 2015

Last week, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2015 awards. Here are the competition's trophy winners for this year.

Climate change talks highlight drinks industry's cooperation efforts - Sustainability Spotlight

30 Nov 2015

As world leaders convene in Paris this week for the COP 21 climate change conference, the value of consensus, cooperation and collaboration in the face of the climate change challenge - and the threats posed if they are lacking - come into sharp relief.

Adnams rolls out lighter beer bottle to cut carbon footprint

30 Nov 2015

Adnams has teamed up with glass maker Owens-Illinois to launch what it claims is the UK's lightest branded beer bottle.

This week in beer and cider, featuring US craft brews, Heineken, Constellation Brands and Mahou San Miguel

27 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Craft, imported beers near 50% volume share in US on-trade - figures

25 Nov 2015

Craft and imported beers continue to take volume share from regular and light in the US on-trade and are quickly moving towards accounting for half of the market, new figures show.

The US beer market - where consumer evolution makes for a level playing field - analysis

24 Nov 2015

In a developed market where the top two players account for over two-thirds of total volumes, smaller players would be forgiven for thinking they had far less to go at, compared to in the newer, emerging markets. But, present size is not relative to future growth potential, as one analyst has explored this week.

Heineken lager "back in black" in US as Light rebounds

23 Nov 2015

Heineken's namesake lager brand has returned to growth in the US for the first time in seven years, helped by a reboot of its lower-calorie version, the brewer's Americas president has said.

ProWine China visitor numbers leap 25%

20 Nov 2015

ProWein has reported a 25% increase in trade visitors to its Shanghai event ProWine China. 

Constellation Brands and Ballast Point "sticker shock" - analysis

17 Nov 2015

Constellation Brands' beer ambitions took a giant leap forward in 2012 when it secured the US rights to Grupo Modelo's brands. Yesterday, it took another big stride with the US$1bn acquisition of craft brewer Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.

Constellation Brands enters craft beer with Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits buy

16 Nov 2015

Constellation Brands has moved into craft beer for the first time with the purchase of San Diego craft brewer Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for US$1bn.

Constellation Brands' beer boom, second brewery in the pipeline - Analysis

8 Oct 2015

Constellation Brands' beer business seems to have given analysts plenty of reasons to be cheerful, following the company’s first-half results, released yesterday.

Constellation Brands H1 kicks on with second quarter sales rise

7 Oct 2015

Constellation Brands has seen its sales in the second quarter accelerate, leading to a top-line increase in the half-year.

Constellation Brands H1 results - Preview

5 Oct 2015

Constellation Brands will announce its half-year and second-quarter results on Wednesday (7 October).

This week in beer, featuring Heineken, Guinness and Skol

25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Corona Extra cans surge as Constellation Brands targets "craze"

22 Sep 2015

Constellation Brands has seen a big jump in canned sales of Corona Extra in the US over the past year after pin-pointing the format as “the latest craze”.

AB InBev and SABMiller - The birth of MegaBrew - Comment

16 Sep 2015

Finally, the moment everyone in the brewing universe has been waiting for has arrived, not with a thunderclap or volcanic eruption or heralds trumpeting, but rather with a prosaic exchange of email alerts.








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