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Heineken backs cider to take 5% of US beer

Heineken has said US cider can grow to 5% of the beer market despite a recent slowdown....

Constellation Brands chases US$400m for Ballast Point buy

Constellation Brands is to borrow US$400m to help finance its acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits....

Diageo Australia appoints commercial head

Diageo's Australia unit has confirmed the appointment of Simon Tamke to the role of commercial director....

Anheuser-Busch InBev to "kick the tyres" at The Coca-Cola Co - analyst

Anheuser-Busch InBev's takeover of SABMiller could allow it to try on the role of a Coca-Cola bottler ahead of making a move for the soft dr...

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Sazerac sues Brown-Forman over Tennessee Fire 25 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Brown-Forman has said it will "vigorously" contest a lawsuit issued by Sazerac over advertising practices for Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.

Craft, imported beers near 50% volume share in US on-trade - figures 25 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

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.

Coca-Cola Co confirms retirement of science chief as health discussions continue 25 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co's chief science & health officer is to retire. Rhona Applebaum told the company last month of her intention to step down, although Coca-Cola has only confirmed the move this week.

Britvic fights back as full-sugar cull hits Robinsons sales 25 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Britvic's CEO has defended a decision to axe Robinsons' full-sugar range after full-year results showed a fall in sales for the brand.

Captain Morgan distillation trial provokes US Virgin Islands review for Diageo 25 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Diageo has confirmed that it is under investigation by authorities in the US Virgin Islands over the importation of what the company calls "sugar cane intermediate" instead of molasses for the production of rum at its Captain Morgan facility on the island of St Croix.

Britvic banks on innovation to beat UK consumer blues - just On Call 25 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Britvic has lined up new launches for next year, including a Purdy's overhaul, as the soft drinks maker battles a weak UK consumer backdrop.

Distell Group teams up with Terlato Wines in US spirits JV 25 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Amarula owner Distell Group is to launch a spirits joint-venture in the US with Terlato Wine Group.

Britvic targets 2016 Brazilian bounce as FY profits rise 25 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Britvic expects to raise earnings next year by as much as 10% as it beds in new Brazilian acquisition Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA).

Beam Suntory's Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood Finish - Product Launch 25 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has rolled out the second edition of the Brodir extension of Laphroaig.

New Zealand propels premium wine sales in UK 25 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

New Zealand wine is driving premium growth in the UK market, according to the latest Nielsen figures. 

Berry Bros & Rudd's The Glenrothes Single Cask 1969 - Product Launch 25 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Berry Bros & Rudd is to release an additional cask of its The Glenrothes single malt from 1969.

Diageo sells off United Spirits' Bouvet Ladubay 24 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

French wine company Bouvet Ladubay has returned to family control following Diageo's decision to withdraw from the category.

Mast-Jaegermeister UK rolls out TV ad - video 24 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

Mast-Jaegermeister's UK unit has rolled out a new advertising campaign, as part of a GBP2.7m investment.

Boston Beer's Coney Island Hard Ginger Ale, Hard Orange Cream Ale - Product Launch 24 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Boston Beer's Coney Island Brewing Company has launched two new flavours in its line of soda-inspired ales. 

Small Town Brewery unveils Not Your Father's Ginger Ale - Product Launch 24 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Small Town Brewery has launched a new alcoholic soft drink it hopes will emulate the success of Not Your Father's Root Beer.

Keurig Green Mountain cuts Kold price for Canada launch 24 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Keurig Green Mountain has reduced the price of the Keurig Kold for its Canadian launch.

Heaven Hill Distilleries' Lunazul Double Barrel Reposado – Product Launch 24 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

Heaven Hill has released a limited edition reposado expression of its Lunazul Tequila brand in the US.

Hiro Sake sets sights on Europe with Italy launch 24 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Hiro Sake is to launch in Italy next year, marking the Japanese spirit producer's first entry into Europe.

Sidney Frank CEO to head George Clooney's import co 23 Nov 2015

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Sidney Frank Importing is leaving the firm to head up George Clooney's new spirits import company. 

Heineken backs cider to take 5% of US beer 23 Nov 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken has said US cider can grow to 5% of the beer market despite a recent slowdown.

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