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Bisquit write-down fails to shake solid Distell FY - results

Distell has outpaced declines in its domestic South African market to post a solid jump in full year profits and sales despite a write-down...

Arla Foods plots dairy invasion of soft drinks market

Danish dairy group Arla has thrown down the gauntlet to soft drinks with a plan to triple its beverage business by 2020 through new healthie...

US on-premise at "new normal" - research

A new study suggests US on-premise alcohol sales have hit a "new normal" as consumer drinking patterns undergo a fundamental shift towards h...

CEO Paul Schaafsma set to leave Accolade Wines

Accolade Wines has confirmed reports that its CEO, Paul Schaafsma, is set to step down in the coming months....

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Corby Spirit & Wine buys Domaines Pinnacle's spirits 31 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Canadian drinks firm Corby Spirit & Wine has agreed to acquire the spirits assets from spirits and cider company Domaines Pinnacle, for CAD12m (US$9.2m). 


Bisquit write-down fails to shake solid Distell FY - results 31 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Distell has outpaced declines in its domestic South African market to post a solid jump in full year profits and sales despite a write-down on former Pernod Ricard Cognac Bisquit.


Arla Foods plots dairy invasion of soft drinks market 31 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Danish dairy group Arla has thrown down the gauntlet to soft drinks with a plan to triple its beverage business by 2020 through new healthier milk-based alternatives.


Brown-Forman hopeful for FY growth despite "challenging" emerging markets in Q1 - results 31 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman has reported single-digit declines in both sales and profits for its first quarter, as tough comparatives joined with ForEx headwinds and brand divestments to hamper performance.


Yili Industrial Group launches yogurt drink filled with juice balls 31 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Chinese dairy firm Yili Industrial Group has launched a new yogurt drink containing juice balls that burst in the mouth.


Tsingtao Brewery posts H1 sales, profits drop - report 31 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Tsingtao Brewery's first half profits slumped 11% as China's second-largest brewery suffered amid weak consumer spending in the country, according to a report.


"We've seen a shift in recent years from bottles to cans" - NoCoast Beer Co 31 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

US craft brewer NoCoast has launched its first eight beers in a range of can designs as it looks to capitalise on the trend for the can format. 


Nestle Waters expands North America CMO role 31 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Nestle Waters North America's CMO, Antonio Sciuto, is to lead the company's four brand business units after an expansion of his role.


UK advertising watchdog bans Diageo's Captain Morgan ad 31 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against one of Diageo's Captain Morgan adverts.


PepsiCo's G Organic Gatorade - Product Launch 31 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo has released its first organic product in the Gatorade range. G Organic is available in Lemon, Strawberry and Mixed Berry flavours. 


US on-premise at "new normal" - research 30 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

A new study suggests US on-premise alcohol sales have hit a "new normal" as consumer drinking patterns undergo a fundamental shift towards home consumption.


CEO Paul Schaafsma set to leave Accolade Wines 30 Aug 2016

Olly Wehring

Accolade Wines has confirmed reports that its CEO, Paul Schaafsma, is set to step down in the coming months.


Australian Vintage's FYs hit by lease end, Brexit vote - results 30 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

A lease termination and the UK's Brexit vote have dragged down full-year net profits for Australian Vintage. 


C&C Group rolls out Gluten Free T in Scotland 30 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group's Scottish subsidiary, Tennent Caledonian, has expanded the launch of its gluten-free Tennent's Lager extension after a trial run in Italy.


Co-op supermarkets to have sugar-free-only drinks bay 30 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

UK supermarket chain The Co-op has pledged one whole bay in its drinks aisles for sugar-free beverages as it continues to expand its healthier options.


Britvic's Drench sparkling variants - Product Launch 30 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Following the re-launch of its Drench brand earlier this year, Britvic has added two sparkling variants in an effort to attract adult consumers. 


Armit Wines poaches Berry Bros & Rudd's Kirsten Kilby 30 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

The global marketing head for UK wine & spririts group Berry Bros & Rudd has been appointed managing director of rival Armit Wines.


Duckhorn Wine Co sold to equity investor TSG 30 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

San-Francisco-based TSG Consumer Partners has agreed to acquire California wine company Duckhorn from GI Partners. 


Constellation Brands creates brand house for Modelo beers 26 Aug 2016

Lucy Britner

Constellation Brands has announced a portfolio approach to its Modelo brands in an effort to allow more effective cross-promotion and brand awareness in the US. 


Heineken targets Australia's mid-strength beer space with new Heineken 3 26 Aug 2016

Andy Morton

Heineken has launched a new 3.3% Heineken lager in Australia.


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