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Constellation Brands hails "great start" to year with profits jump - Q1 results

Constellation Brands enjoyed a bumper fiscal first-quarter, according to figures released today, with net profits rising by a third....

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This week in spirits & wine, featuring spirits' M&A prospects, Pernod Ricard's UK MD departure and Diageo's nutritional info labelling 1 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & water.


This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring non-alcoholic spirits, Pepsi's aspartame return and Coca-Cola Co's GMO law fears 1 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.


This week in beer & cider, featuring Heineken's F1 turn-around, C&C Group's bleak future and Anheuser-Busch InBev's Kirin pay-off 1 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Pernod Ricard seeks staff improvements in South Korea 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard is aiming to revitalise its struggling South Korean unit with fresh blood as part of an employee shake-up.


"Real beer aficionados" driving Constellation Brands' Ballast Point - CEO 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Constellation Brands has said craft beer acquisition Ballast Point's strong performance is down to "real beer aficionados" who are looking for a "real beer". 


Teamsters attacks "regressive" soda tax 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

One of the biggest US unions has thrown its weight behind anti-soda tax efforts in the country, saying the proposed levies are unfair and hurt workers.


Takara Shuzo's Tomatin 1971 single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Takara Shuzo's Tomatin Distillery has released a 44-year-old single malt whisky. 


Gosling-Castle Partners brings Goslings Rums to Latin America with Monarq Group 1 Jul 2016

Olly Wehring

Bermuda-based Goslings Brothers has partnered with distributor Monarq Group to launch its namesake rum portfolio in Latin America.


Mendocino Wine Co acquires Offbeat Brands portfolio 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Mendocino Wine Co has bought a raft of wine brands from OffBeat Brands, as it looks to bolster its "Heritage" and "Lifestyle" portfolio.


The Coca-Cola Co faces stock woes as Vermont launches GMO law 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has warned that some of its lower-volume brands may be temporarily unavailable in Vermont as the US state spearheads GMO labelling laws.


Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer's complete merger 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer's have closed on their agreement to become Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. 


St Austell Brewery Co takes over Bath Ales 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

The UK's St Austell Brewery Co has bought fellow English brewer and pub company Bath Ales for an undisclosed sum.


Constellation Brands hails "great start" to year with profits jump - Q1 results 30 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands enjoyed a bumper fiscal first-quarter, according to figures released today, with net profits rising by a third.


C&C Group trims UK fruit cider output as demand falters 30 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

C&C Group has cut UK production of its non-apple and pear Magners cider production as it admits consumers are suffering from "flavour fatigue". 


EU opens Anheuser-Busch InBev anti-trust probe in Belgium 30 Jun 2016

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is cooperating with the European Union after authorities launched a probe into possible anti-trust breaches in Belgium.


Europe toasts spirits boost, weighs Brexit impact 30 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The trade association for spirits in Europe has cautiously hailed an increase in spirits exports, while expressing concerns over the UK's decision to leave the European Union. 


South Africa grants Anheuser-Busch InBev conditional okay for SABMiller buy 30 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has handed down conditional approval of Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of SABMiller.


Edward Snell & Co’s Oude Molen XO Cape Brandy - Product Launch 30 Jun 2016

Olly Wehring

Edward Snell & Co has lined up the launch of an XO expression of its Oude Molen South African brandy.


Zevia's Energy and Sparkling Water lines - Product Launch 30 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Zero-calorie soda company Zevia has branched out into sparkling water and energy drinks as it looks to capitalise on growing consumer trends.


Diageo adds per-serving nutritional information to Johnnie Walker labels 30 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Diageo has unveiled labelling of per-serving nutritional facts on its Johnnie Walker Red Label packs, as it looks to encourage drinkers to make informed choices.


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