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Suntory Holdings pins hopes on non-alcoholic beer for volumes revival

Suntory Holdings is looking to non-alcoholic beer to boost sales this year as Japan’s brewing industry continues to lose volumes....

Sri Lanka to lift ban on women buying alcohol 

The Sri Lankan government has announced plans to scrap a 63-year-old law preventing women from purchasing alcohol in the country....

The Coca-Cola Co lines up North America relaunch for Diet Coke, adds new flavours

The Coca-Cola Co has repackaged its Diet Coke brand and added four flavours as it looks to appeal to the next generation of consumers....

California cannabis legalisation a "non-event" for beer sales - Constellation Brands CEO

Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has called the recent legalisation of recreational cannabis in California a "non-event" that won't affect...

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Gruppo Campari CEO casts doubt on plastic straw ban - just-drinks exclusive 19 Jan 2018

Andy Morton

The CEO of Gruppo Campari, Bob Kunze-Concewitz, has questioned moves by Diageo and Pernod Ricard to ban plastic straws in a bid to cut waste.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Pernod Ricard's last five years and the lessons we can all learn, just-drinks' spirits predictions for 2018 and Remy Cointreau's fiscal-2018 so far 19 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring soccer tie-ups for Coco Fuzion 100 and Oxigen, SodaStream's cut-price machine for the UK and Evian's 100% recycling target 19 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

This week in beer & cider, featuring the future for cider, Stella Artois returns to the Super Bowl and Asahi Super Dry returns to the UK 19 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Sales growth slowdown continues for Remy Cointreau in YTD fiscal-2018 - results 19 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Tough comparatives in the third quarter have proved a drag on Remy Cointreau's fiscal-2018 sales growth, although Remy Martin's top-line maintained its year-to-date double-digit sales rise.

Anheuser-Busch InBev partners Wayne Gretzky in Budweiser Super Bowl push - video 19 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Canadian unit has partnered with former ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky to launch a new campaign for its Budweiser brand.

Stillhouse Spirits Co extends US footprint for canned whiskey 19 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Recently-formed start-up Stillhouse Spirits Co is continuing its US expansion with another roll-out to more states in the country.

The Coca-Cola Co lines up global World Without Waste initiative  19 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has announced global plans to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. 

Monster Energy renews Ultimate Fighting Championship deal 19 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Monster Beverage Corp has extended a global sponsorship agreement for its Monster Energy brand with mixed martial arts organisation Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Aldi bans sale of energy drinks to under 16s in UK, Ireland 19 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Aldi has announced plans to prevent the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to consumers under the age of 16. 

Cognac exports continue to new heights in 2017 - figures 18 Jan 2018

Stuart Todd

Cognac shipments in 2017 reached record levels for the third consecutive year, in both volume and value terms, according to the figures released this week..

Danone's Evian to go "circular" with 100% recycled plastic for bottles 18 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Danone has announced plans to move all the PET bottles used for its Evian brand to be made from recycled plastic by 2025.

Roust Group to drop Remy Cointreau in Global Travel Retail 18 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Russian Standard brand owner Roust Group has outlined plans to bring its full Global Travel Retail operations in-house.

Brown-Forman eyes at-home cocktails with Old Forester Cocktail Provisions launch 18 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Brown-Forman has released a range of bitters, tinctures and syrups under its Old Forester Bourbon brand as it looks to further align with the cocktail occasion in the US market.

Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up UK Budweiser Prohibition campaign with Love Island's Gabby Allen 18 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with a reality TV star to front a push for its alcohol-free Budweiser variant in the country.

Edrington’s The Macallan 1977 - Product Launch 18 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

Edrington has added a 1977 vintage to the ‘Fine & Rare’ collection from its The Macallan single malt Scotch brand.

Moet Hennessy partners A$AP Ferg for Hennessy cocktail kit - video 18 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Moet Hennessy's US unit has announced a collaboration with US hip-hop star and painter A$AP Ferg, to release a cocktail kit and new music.

Balcones Distilling's Texas Rye Cask Strength & 100 Proof - Product Launch 18 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

Texas-based Balcones Distilling has announced the release of two rye whiskies.

Global Brands to distribute BrewDog's LoneWolf Spirits 18 Jan 2018

Lucy Britner

BrewDog has appointed Global Brands as the first distribution partner for its LoneWolf Spirits portfolio.

Pernod Ricard takes full control of Avion Spirits Tequila venture 17 Jan 2018

Olly Wehring

The US division of Pernod Ricard has sucked up the outstanding 16% of Avion Spirits, completing the buyout of its partner in the Tequila venture.

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