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Consumers want brands that challenge them - research

Consumers are looking for more than great packaging and celebrity endorsement when it comes to choosing brands, a study has found....

The Coca-Cola Co joins star-spangled trend with new Coke can

The Coca-Cola Co has joined an increasingly crowded trend for patriotic packaging in the US with a salute to the country's military....

Heineken signs JV deal with Asia Brewery in Philippines

Heineken International has signed a joint venture agreement with Philippines-based Asia Brewery as it looks to drive premiumisation in the r...

Spirits brands can fill gaps left by music industry - Jagermeister

Jagermeister UK's music manager has said acts are now less suspicious of corporate partnerships, opening up new marketing opportunities for...

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Consumers want brands that challenge them - research 27 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Consumers are looking for more than great packaging and celebrity endorsement when it comes to choosing brands, a study has found. 


The Coca-Cola Co joins star-spangled trend with new Coke can 27 May 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has joined an increasingly crowded trend for patriotic packaging in the US with a salute to the country's military.


Heineken signs JV deal with Asia Brewery in Philippines 27 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Heineken International has signed a joint venture agreement with Philippines-based Asia Brewery as it looks to drive premiumisation in the region. 


This week in beer & cider, featuring Brexit's impact (or not) on AB InBev/SABMiller buy, Constellation's eastern move for Ballast Point and alcohol-free Budweiser 27 May 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.


This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring serving sizes in the US, Glaceau Sleep Water and Red Bull's GoPro move 27 May 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 spirits & wine, featuring Japan's wine thirst, all you need to know about Scotch whisky and Bacardi's rum hopes in Travel Retail 27 May 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.


McWilliam's Wines follows E&J Gallo exit with Jeff McWilliam CEO move 27 May 2016

James Atkinson

McWilliam’s Wines has followed its return to family control with the appointment of chairman Jeff McWilliam as its CEO.


Zuidam drops 'No 3' from rum brand after Berry Bros & Rudd complaint 27 May 2016

James Atkinson

Dutch distiller Zuidam has agreed to change the name of its Flying Dutchman No 3 rum brand, after settling a trademark dispute with Berry Bros & Rudd, owner of No 3 London Dry Gin.


Kirin's Lion buys New Zealand craft brewer Panhead 27 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Lion New Zealand unit has agreed to acquire craft brewer Panhead Custom Ales.


Diageo unveils first European Johnnie Walker House 27 May 2016

Andy Morton

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Houses have reached Europe for the first time, with the company unveiling one of the premium retail outlets in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.


Jeremy Parsons steps down as Berry Bros & Rudd COO 27 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed the departure of its chief operating officer, just over a year after his appointment.


AG Barr's Rubicon Spring sparkling water range - Product Launch 27 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Soft drinks producer AG Barr will launch a range of flavoured, sparkling waters under its Rubicon brand. 


Spirits brands can fill gaps left by music industry - Jagermeister 26 May 2016

Andy Morton

Jagermeister UK's music manager has said acts are now less suspicious of corporate partnerships, opening up new marketing opportunities for spirits brands.


Beam Suntory gives US launch to Canadian Club 100% Rye 26 May 2016

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has expanded the launch of Canadian Club 100% Rye to the US as it targets "significant" growth in the rye whisky category.


Martin Miller's 9 Moons gin - Product Launch 26 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Martin Millers has added a cask-aged gin to its portfolio.


Small Town Brewery's Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale - Product Launch 26 May 2016

Andy Morton

Small Town Brewery has launched a second extension to its successful Not Your Father's Root Beer brand.


William Grant & Sons redesigns Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva 26 May 2016

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons UK unit has overhauled its Glenfiddich 21 Year Old Gran Reserva single malt whisky packaging as it looks to highlight the brand's finishing process. 


Brown-Forman shuffles director pack 26 May 2016

Lucy Britner

Brown-Forman has elected three new directors to its board, as it prepares for the retirement of its company vice chairman. 


Henkell & Co buys remaining stake in Copestick Murray 26 May 2016

Olly Wehring

Germany’s Henkell & Co has taken full control of UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray.


Kona Gold readies US hemp energy drinks 26 May 2016

Lucy Britner

US hemp company Kona Gold Solutions has said it will release a hemp energy drink in the third quarter of this year. 


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