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Anheuser-Busch InBev to launch CBD drinks this year - just-drinks comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-venture is to sell its first products in Canada before the end of the year....

Consumers driving shift to smaller pack sizes - PepsiCo CEO

The head of PepsiCo has noticed a "fundamental change" in demand among North American consumers for smaller beverage bottles and cans in the...

PepsiCo launches US$1bn bond to fund sustainability initiatives

US snack and drinks giant PepsiCo has announced a US$1bn "green bond" to fund its sustainability programme....

Anheuser-Busch InBev expands California distribution footprint with Markstein Beverage buy

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy the "key assets" of Californian distributor Markstein Beverage Co....

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Lost Orchards’ Scottish Apple Cider - Product Launch 11 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Lost Orchards has launched a range of apple ciders picked and created at its East Adamston Farm near Dundee in Scotland.


Molson Coors teams with The Jonas Brothers for Coors Light special 11 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Molson Coors is to launch a limited edition of its Coors Light beer brand through a collaboration with US musicians The Jonas Brothers.


Halewood Wines & Spirits earns supermarket listing for 40%-abv CBD rum 11 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a multiple retailer listing in the UK for its CBD-infused spiced rum.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 11 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Henkell Freixenet unveils I Heart Spirits range 11 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Henkell Freixenet has launched a spirits range under its I Heart wine brand name.


Jameson Caskmates project hits New Orleans with Urban South Brewery 11 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

The latest beers to be produced with assistance from Pernod Ricard's Jameson Irish whiskey brand have been unveiled.


De Kuyper Royal Distillers’ Acqua Bianca and Dutch Cacao liqueurs - Product Launch 11 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

De Kuyper Royal Distillers has partnered with two high-profile bartenders to create a brace of new liqueur brands.


Carlsberg partners with The Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard on 'paper' bottle 11 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has teamed up with The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard on a project to create the world's first 'paper' bottle for beverages.


Anheuser-Busch InBev to launch CBD drinks this year - just-drinks comments 11 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's cannabis joint-venture is to sell its first products in Canada before the end of the year.


Traverse City Whiskey Co makes mixer move with Cocktail Crate buy 10 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Traverse City Whiskey Co has branched out into the mixers arena, acquiring New York-based Cocktail Crate.


Eastside Distilling commences CEO, CFO searches as Steve Shum readies departure 11 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Two senior vacancies have arisen at Eastside Distilling, with the Oregon-based spirits company on the hunt for a CEO and a CFO.


Coca-Cola European Partners calls for cross-border alignment in UK deposit return scheme 11 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The UK head of Coca-Cola European Partners has warned that any earlier implementation of a deposit return scheme in Scotland compared to the rest of Great Britain would cause "significant logistical and manufacturing challenges" for the soft drinks industry.


Bacardi takes Gran Reserva Diez rum to the UK - Rum in the UK data 10 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Bacardi has expanded the availability of its Gran Reserva Diez aged rum expression to the UK.


Geloso Beverage Group's Mad Bean Coffee 4.5% abv iced coffee - Product Launch 10 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Geloso Beverage Group has unveiled a two-strong range of alcoholic iced coffees under the Mad Bean Coffee brand name.


Diageo targets on-premise with Tanqueray No. Ten bitters 10 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Diageo has partnered with a Brazilian bartender to create a bitters under its Tanqueray No. Ten gin brand name.


Stolen Spirits unveils canned offering to 40% abv Stolen X flavoured whiskey portfolio 10 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Stolen Spirits is set to add a canned version to its flavoured whiskey line-up in the US.


Roust Corp gives first revamp to Russian Standard Original bottle 10 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Roust Corp has overhauled the packaging of its flagship Russian Standard Original vodka brand for the first time.


Eckes-Granini Group on hunt for new CEO 10 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

German juice producer Eckes-Granini Group is looking for a new CEO as current head Thomas Hinderer prepares to step down next year.


How did Moet Hennessy perform in YTD 2019? - results data 10 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Moet Hennessy has seen the third quarter of this year generate an 8% lift in wine and spirits sales, a return to the high-single-digit level posted in the first three months of 2019.


Seedlip’s NOgroni non-alcoholic cocktail - Product Launch 10 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Diageo’s non-alcoholic spirits brand, Seedlip, has launched an alcohol-free take on the negroni cocktail.


Old Elk Distillery’s PB&W peanut butter-flavoured whiskey - Product Launch 9 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

US craft spirits producer Old Elk Distillery has lined up a peanut butter-flavoured American whiskey.


Pernod Ricard completes Castle Brands purchase 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has closed on its acquisition of US spirits company Castle Brands.


Pernod Ricard’s Havana Club Professional Editions C and D - Product Launch 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has added two new variants to its on-premise-only Havana Club Professional Edition range.


Campari Group to buy majority stake in Licorera Ancho Reyes, Casa Montelobos 9 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Campari Group has paid US$35.7m to take a controlling interest in the Mexican producers of a mezcal and a spicy liqueur.


Comite Champagne mulls AOC change to ban herbicides - FREE TO READ 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The trade body for Champagne is considering banning chemical herbicides under the category's strictly-enforced appellation rules.


Amber Beverage Group's Cross Keys Gin Black Currant - Product Launch 9 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Amber Beverage Group has added a blackcurrant variant to its Cross Keys Baltic gin portfolio.


Carlsberg follows Beam Suntory defection with internal CCO recruitment 9 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Carlsberg is set to promote the head of its Brasseries Kronenbourg division in France to become its chief commercial officer.


"We are already producing Champagne in a climate that's different from our fathers'" - just-drinks speaks to the Comite Champagne 9 Oct 2019

Andy Morton

The Champagne industry prides itself on being at the forefront of the climate change battle, producing in 2001 wine's first report on the effects a warming planet will have on growing and production. This week, Champagne's overseer, the Comité Champagne (CIVC), released its latest sustainability report, revealing that climate change is no longer a prospect on the horizon but is already having an effect on how Champagne is made. Earlier this week, just-drinks sat down with CIVC director of communications Thibaut Le Mailloux to talk about the threat of climate change and what needs to be done to protect Champagne.


Edrington’s The Macallan Concept Number 2 single malt Scotch whisky - Product Launch 8 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Edrington is set to release a Global Travel Retail-exclusive bottling of single malt Scotch whisky brand The Macallan.


Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish Whiskey - Product Launch 8 Oct 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Templeton Rye Spirits has launched the first limited edition expression in its Barrel Finish series of American whiskies.


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