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Constellation Brands trims assets, brands divestment to E&J Gallo again

Constellation Brands has undertaken a further revision of the terms of its protracted asset sale to E&J Gallo Winery....

Britvic H1 2020 - Sales rise 1.4% in "robust" start - results data

Britvic has seen its sales growth slow over the first six months of its current fiscal year, although the top-line was still up year-on-year...

Champagne poised for COVID-19 sales crash - forecast

Trade organisation the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) has warned that Champagne sales this year are set to tumble, wit...

Drinks e-commerce at "inflection point" - The Coca-Cola Co

Beverage e-commerce has hit an "inflection point" as the coronavirus pandemic turns consumers into online shoppers, the CFO of The Coca-Cola...

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Constellation Brands trims assets, brands divestment to E&J Gallo again 29 May 2020

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has undertaken a further revision of the terms of its protracted asset sale to E&J Gallo Winery.


Netherlands office move "not possible to predict" - Campari Group 29 May 2020

Andy Morton

Campari Group has confirmed recent suggestions that the coronavirus has cast doubt on a move of its registered offices to the Netherlands.


Champagne poised for COVID-19 sales crash - forecast 29 May 2020

Stuart Todd

Trade organisation the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) has warned that Champagne sales this year are set to tumble, with around US$2bn expected to be lost in 2020.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 29 May 2020

Olly Wehring

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


Pernod Ricard rolls out Absolut campaign to support UK artists 29 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Pernod Ricard has asked ten UK artists to create a new Absolut vodka bottle, and will document the process for a new social media marketing campaign.


Flint Wines acquires UK Burgundy importer Domaine Direct 29 May 2020

Andy Morton

UK supplier Flint Wines has bought wine importer Domaine Direct for an undisclosed fee.


PepsiCo rolls out Osmanthus Pepsi in China 29 May 2020

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has launched a flower-flavoured version of the Pepsi CSD in China.


Lucas Bols fiscal-2020 - Flat half-year turns into declining full-year - results data 29 May 2020

Olly Wehring

Lucas Bols has warned of a major blow to sales in its current fiscal year, as the global closure of the on-premise channel pulled the top-line into decline for the 12 months to the end of March.


Maison No 9 French rose - Product Launch 29 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Musician & Grammy-nominated Austin Richard Post, better known as Post Malone, has released a new French rosé in the US.


Teeling Whiskey's 28 Year Old Single Malt - Product Launch 28 May 2020

Andy Morton

Teeling Whiskey, which is minority-owned by Bacardi, has launched a new limited-edition Irish whiskey.


William Grant & Sons unveils limited-edition Sailor Jerry bottle 29 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

William Grant & Sons is working with US military charity the United Service Organisation to release a limited-edition bottle for its Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum brand.


Henkell Freixenet blames merger for 2019 sales dip - results 28 May 2020

Andy Morton

Henkell Freixenet has posted a slight decline in sales from the 12 months of last year as the wine and spirits group consolidated its merger with Spanish sparkling wine producer Freixenet.


Amber Beverage Group's Americas head makes swift exit 28 May 2020

Olly Wehring

Former Diageo executive Charles Henagan has stepped down from the role of MD for the Americas at Amber Beverage Group, barely a year after assuming the position.


Cap Gin’s Cap Gin Cote d’Azur - Product Launch 29 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Cap Gin has launched a 43%-abv gin under its namesake brand in the UK.


Moet Hennessy unveils recovery fund for disadvantaged US communities 28 May 2020

Andy Morton

Moet Hennessy has launched a US$3m fund through its Hennessy Cognac unit to support African-American, Asian-American and Latinx small business owners in the US who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.


Drinks e-commerce at "inflection point" - The Coca-Cola Co 28 May 2020

Andy Morton

Beverage e-commerce has hit an "inflection point" as the coronavirus pandemic turns consumers into online shoppers, the CFO of The Coca-Cola Co has said.


The Five Points Brewing Co's 2.8%-abv Micro Pale - Product Launch 28 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

London-based brewery The Five Points Brewing Co has released a ‘Micro Pale’ beer to its brand.


COVID-19 prompts consumers to look more locally for their drinks choices - research - FREE TO ACCESS 28 May 2020

GlobalData

PepsiCo's recently-released extension of its namesake CSD in China highlights the growing trend among consumers towards more locally-sourced beverages, a trend heightened by the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Does the funding of research by alcohol companies lead to sponsorship bias? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 239 28 May 2020

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent study set out to evaluate sponsorship bias in observational alcohol research by focusing on a spectrum of health outcomes related to moderate alcohol consumption.


Britvic H1 2020 - Sales rise 1.4% in "robust" start - results data 29 May 2020

Olly Wehring

Britvic has seen its sales growth slow over the first six months of its current fiscal year, although the top-line was still up year-on-year.


E&J Gallo takes Barefoot Wine Seltzers to UK 28 May 2020

Andy Morton

E&J Gallo has launched Barefoot Wine Seltzers in the UK amid a number of new alcoholic sparkling water launches.


Beam Suntory’s Sipsmith Chilli & Lime Gin - Product Launch 28 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Beam Suntory has lined up the first flavour of a 'Sipping Series' range under its Sipsmith gin brand.


Canteen’s Sparkling Vodka Soda - Product Launch 27 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Canteen has lined up a line of RTD sparkling vodka sodas for the company's namesake brand in the US.


Majestic Wine reopens stores after nine weeks for order collection 27 May 2020

Olly Wehring

UK retailer Majestic Wine is opening its branches today for the first time since the end of March.


Big Drop Brewing Co's non-alcoholic Poolside and Kodama - Product Launch 27 May 2020

Andy Morton

UK non-alcoholic brewer Big Brop Brewing Co has launched two limited-edition beers.


Coca-Cola HBC spearheads Costa Coffee expansion with multi-market launch 27 May 2020

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola HBC has ramped up the global roll-out of the Costa Coffee brand, with a roll-out to a raft of its markets.


PepsiCo's SodaStream Soda Press Co Kombucha Syrup - Product Launch 27 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

PepsiCo’s SodaStream has partnered with Soda Press Co to add a two-stong line of kombucha flavoured syrup to its Soda Press Co range.


Coca-Cola's Costa Coffee global expansion - just-drinks speaks to Prodromos Nikolaidis, Coca-Cola HBC's group coffee director 27 May 2020

Andy Morton

just-drinks speaks to Coca-Cola HBC's group coffee director, Prodromos Nikolaidis, about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the company's roll out of the Costa Coffee platform, the prospect of a new battleground in Coca-Cola's rivalry with PepsiCo and whether we will see a Costa-branded Coke.


Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2020 27 May 2020

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Ian Macleod Distillers' Edinburgh Gin Raspberry Gin Fizz RTD - Product Launch 26 May 2020

Rafaela Sousa

Ian Macleod Distillers has expanded its Edinburgh Gin RTD portfolio in the UK with the launch of Raspberry Gin Fizz.


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