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Bodyarmor hires Coca-Cola exec Brent Hastie as president

Bodyarmor, the sports drinks brand The Coca-Cola Co bought a majority stake in this year, has appointed a Coca-Cola executive to lead the bu...

Carlsberg buys stake in Super Bock Group owner

Carlsberg will control 60% of Portugal's Super Bock after taking a stake in the beer group's owner....

Dry January expected to pull in 10% of UK drinkers

One in ten UK drinkers will go alcohol-free during the country's annual Dry January charity appeal, according to a new survey....

Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastic - research

Food and drinks producers must challenge their suppliers to produce more environmentally friendly packaging now or risk being at the mercy o...

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If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 14 Dec 2018

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Diageo to plough US$130m into new Kentucky production site 14 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Diageo is to invest US$130m in a new Kentucky distillery to increase production capacity for its Bourbon and American whiskey brands.


Roar Beverage Co gets venture capital boost for Roar Organic soft drinks range 14 Dec 2018

Olly Wehring

US soft drinks start-up Roar Beverage Co has secured a US$5.6m cash injection from venture capital fund AccelFoods.


The Coca-Cola Co targets "enhanced" recycling with depolymerization loan 14 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is stepping up efforts behind so-called "enhanced recycling" in a bid to make higher-grade plastic out of recycled waste.


Alain Maingreaud replaces Erik Juul-Mortensen as TFWA president 14 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

The Tax Free World Association, the trade body for Global Travel Retail, has elected Alain Maingreaud as its next president, replacing long-term incumbent and TFWA co-founder Erik Juul-Mortensen.


Ball Corp readies China exit with US$225m factory sale 14 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Ball Corp is to sell its China operations to Beijing-based ORG Technology in a US$225m deal.


Chambord gets biggest UK push with gin, Prosecco leg-up 14 Dec 2018

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has leveraged its partnership with Bacardi in the UK as part of the biggest Christmas campaign so far for its Chambord liqueur brand.


Bodyarmor hires Coca-Cola exec Brent Hastie as president 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Bodyarmor, the sports drinks brand The Coca-Cola Co bought a majority stake in this year, has appointed a Coca-Cola executive to lead the business.


Carlsberg buys stake in Super Bock Group owner 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Carlsberg will control 60% of Portugal's Super Bock after taking a stake in the beer group's owner.


Dry January expected to pull in 10% of UK drinkers 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

One in ten UK drinkers will go alcohol-free during the country's annual Dry January charity appeal, according to a new survey.


LVMH calls for startups in 2019 luxury innovation push 13 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

Hennessy Cognac owner LVMH has launched the third edition of its Innovation Award, as it looks to back luxury-focused startups.


Halewood Wines & Spirits turns on taps for John Crabbie & Co Edinburgh whisky 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Halewood Wines & Spirits has started Edinburgh production at its John Crabbie & Co Scotch whisky distillery ahead of the completion of a new GBP7m (US$10m) home for the brand next year.


Pernod Ricard's Ballantine’s Warming Spices Edition - Product Launch 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-time 21-year-old Ballantine's into Travel Retail that has strong flavours of spiced herbs.


Topo Chico, Zico earn move out of Coca-Cola North America's emerging brands unit 13 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co's North American team has "graduated" some of its newest brands out of an incubator unit and into the mainstream Coca-Cola system.


Casa Cuervo's Bushmills Distillery Exclusive Irish whiskey - Product Launch 13 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

Cuervo's Proximo Spirits unit has lined up an Acacia-aged whiskey from its Northern Ireland distillery. Bushmills Distillery Exclusive is only available to purchase at The Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim.


Coca-Cola European Partners lines up US$31.6m investment in Belgian production site 13 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced a multi-million dollar upgrade at its production facility in Ghent.


Food and drinks firms must consider a world without plastic - research 12 Dec 2018

just-drinks.com editorial team

Food and drinks producers must challenge their suppliers to produce more environmentally friendly packaging now or risk being at the mercy of a future ‘plastic tax’ according to the the latest report from FUTURES - the new insights service from just-food and just-drinks.


Patron Tequila CEO Ed Brown to step down as Bacardi integration completes 12 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Ed Brown, who led Patron Tequila from an upstart spirits company to a multi-billion-dollar takeover by Bacardi, is to step down as CEO and president.


Pernod Ricard hits back at activist investor swipe 12 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has defended its financial record after an activist investor called for the company to sharpen up or continue to lose out to its competitors.


Heineken puts calorie count centre stage on new slimline Strongbow cans 12 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken USA is to launch slimline cans of Strongbow cider that contain 100 calories each.


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