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just On Call - Molson Coors to remain focussed on innovation - CEO

13 Feb 2014

Molson Coors’ CEO has declared that innovation remains the company’s “top priority” in 2014 as part of a bid to attract new drinkers.

MEXICO: Grupo Modelo to sell retail business to up beer focus

10 Feb 2014

Grupo Modelo, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Mexican subsidiary, has agreed to sell its convenience store business ‘Extra’ in order to focus on its beer operations.

Analysis - Constellation Brands to seek more beer acquisitions?

29 Jan 2014

Constellation Brands' appetite for beer, since taking full control of the Crown Imports JV last year, looks to be growing.

just On Call - Constellation Brands targets draught with Corona Light launch

9 Jan 2014

The head of Constellation Brands has predicted that Corona Light will spearhead a draught beer sales surge as it rolls out on tap across the US this year.

just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q3 & YTD

6 Jan 2014

Constellation Brands will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (January 8). Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of November.

Review of the Year 2013 - Part IV: Wine

23 Dec 2013

The final just-drinks management briefing of the year takes a look back at the last 12 months in the global drinks industry. The penultimate chapter in this five-part briefing reviews 2013 for wine.

US: Constellation Brands renews RNDC distributor deals

13 Dec 2013

Constellation Brands is retaining Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) as its distributor in nine US markets until 2020 after signing new deals.

just The Preview - SABMiller's Q2 & H1

19 Nov 2013

SABMiller will release its second-quarter and half-year results on Thursday (21 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the brewer in the three months to the end of September.

CANADA: A-B InBev to pay Molson Coors CAD$70m over Modelo contract

6 Nov 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to pay Molson Coors CAD$70m in compensation to take over distribution of the Modelo portfolio in Canada.

just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD

29 Oct 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev reports its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Thursday (31 October). Here just-drinks takes a look at the Leuven-headquartered group's fortunes in the last quarter.

US: Constellation Brands' Tequila target must be under $100m

28 Oct 2013

Constellation Brands would not be prepared to pay more than US$100m in acquiring a “heritage” Tequila brand, the group’s CFO has reportedly told an analyst.

Product Launch - US: Constellation Brands' Modelo Especial Chelada

24 Oct 2013

Crown Imports, Constellation Brands' US beer business, is launching its own Michelada brand this month.

just The Preview - Heineken Q3 & YTD

21 Oct 2013

Heineken will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (23 October). Here just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of September.

just On Call - Constellation Brands eyes draught beer opportunity

4 Oct 2013

Constellation Brands has said that it has a major opportunity to up its beer brands – such as Modelo Especial - on draught in the US, as it is “underpenetrated” in the format.

US: Carlsberg, Constellation Brands cancel Somersby distribution deal

4 Oct 2013

Carlsberg is on the look-out for a new distributor for its Somersby cider brand in the US after “mutually” agreeing to end its relationship with current distributor Crown Imports.

US: Constellation Brands recalls Svedka bottles in four states

4 Oct 2013

A small number of bottles of Constellation Brand's Svedka vodka is being recalled in four US states over fears of bottle defects.

just the Preview - Constellation Brands Q2 & H1

30 Sep 2013

Constellation Brands will report its second-quarter and half-year results on Thursday (3 October). Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of August.

GLOBAL: Consolidation still out there for global brewers - SABMiller CEO

16 Sep 2013

The CEO of SABMiller has warned that the consolidation of the global brewing landscape still has some distance to run, despite a lull in M&A activity in recent months.

MEXICO: Grupo Modelo launches Negra Modelo design series

28 Aug 2013

Grupo Modelo has lined up the latest limited edition bottling series for the Negra Modelo beer brand in its home market of Mexico.

US: Constellation Brands on front foot with Corona Light draught - survey

19 Aug 2013

Constellation Brands has found “encouraging signs of momentum” with on-trade sales of Corona Light draught in the US, a new survey has claimed, despite weakness in the premium light category.

US: Corona Extra to sponsor Marc Anthony tour

13 Aug 2013

Corona Extra has been revealed as the official beer sponsor of the US leg of musician Marc Anthony's world tour.

US: Craft beer cuts into top on-trade brands - survey

13 Aug 2013

Craft beer has helped cut the on-trade market share of the top 25 US beer brands by four percentage points over the past year, a new survey has revealed.

MEXICO: Court agrees to hear SABMiller appeal

7 Aug 2013

Mexico's Federal Court has agreed to consider Miller Trading Company's appeal over a competition ruling on the country's beer market, according to the brewer.

just On Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev predicts 1.2m-hectolitre World Cup boost

31 Jul 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO has said next summer's World Cup could add 1.2m hectolitres to the company's beer volumes in Brazil.

BELGIUM: Anheuser-Busch InBev's volumes recover, H1 profits up

31 Jul 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev has welcomed an improvement in its second-quarter performance in Brazil as it reported a rise in H1 group sales and operating profits.

just the Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev Q2 & H1

29 Jul 2013

On Wednesday (31 July), Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its second-quarter and first-half results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the brewer has fared in Q2:

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

19 Jul 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

MEXICO: Grupo Modelo steps up Corona football sponsorship

19 Jul 2013

Grupo Modelo is adding to the list of football teams in Mexico it sponsors through its lager brand Corona, as it ups its involvement in the sport.

Analysis - Grupo Modelo, Heineken to lose volumes to Mexico craft sector

17 Jul 2013

Grupo Modelo and Heineken are likely to lose “modest” volumes to craft brewers in Mexico after the opening up of the country's beer market, but the two global brewers will see some “net positive”, according to an analyst.

Analysis - Group Modelo to fare worse than Heineken after Mexico probe

12 Jul 2013

Grupo Modelo is likely to be worse affected than its rival Heineken by the opening up of Mexico's beer market, according to an analyst.

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