just For Subscribers - The week in drinks
The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week
Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:
The head of Constellation Brands has said the company is paying a “premium” to speed up a capacity upgrade on its Mexican brewery.
Representing the first in our management briefing series looking at the environmental sustainability, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the beer industry.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) last week welcomed its new CEO Michael Clarke. He has already made headlines with his maiden speech to investors today. Prior to Clarke's arrival just-drinks sat down with company CMO Simon Marton at Prowein last month to talk about his appointment and other issues, including a stock write-down in the US and why the days of print advertising may be numbered.
Carlsberg's unveiling yesterday (8 April) of a new alcoholic lemon drink strikes me as a bold, rather odd and - dare I say - slightly desperate move.
Foley Family Wines' first acquisition in Oregon, announced last week, is a reminder of the growing stature of the US state among wine producers and consumers alike.
When news broke in February that Michael Clark was to move to Australia to lead Treasury Wine Estates, I advised the Englishman to pack a flak jacket.
As one would expect, yesterday's news that Diageo is teaming up with model/team franchise investor/Jaguar brand ambassador/'celebrity' husband/retired footballer David Beckham got the wires burning red hot. So much so, that the partnership even warranted a kicking from alcohol issue charity Alcohol Concern this morning.
In recent years, the wine producers from the Old World have struggled with weak harvests. The issue has provided a perfect opportunity for the New World to make hay. But, how successful have the likes of Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand been? Chris Losh takes a look.
Last month, Nelson Peltz of Trian Fund Management sent a 37-page letter to PepsiCo's board urging it to spin off, what he described as, its struggling beverage business. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd looks at the pros and cons of such a monumental undertaking and draws his own conclusions.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has upped its interest in China by acquiring Siping Ginsber Draft Beer Co, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.
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