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just-drinks thinks - CEO change at Constellation

After more than a ten years at the helm, we at just-drinks can't really say we're surprised that Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has deci...

Will drinks have a cannabis-inspired October?

We're approaching the first anniversary of Constellation Brands' move into the cannabis space. And, if drinks industry observers were excite...

Cannabis versatility an attratction for Coca-Cola?

Back in March, I asked what the odds would be on the launch of Coke Cannabis after The Coca-Cola Co's total beverage strategy led the group...

Could Keurig Dr Pepper lose other brands?

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co announced an agreement to purchase a minority stake in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor....

Latest Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

The Jamaica effect - How Appleton Estate is premiumising rum - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Last month, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz cut the ribbon on a new US$7.2m visitors centre at the Appleton Estate rum distillery in Jamaica. Afterwards, just-drinks sat down with him to talk about how the new centre will affect the Appleton brand, what the industry can learn from Jamaica and why it may take ten more years before consumers properly understand rum's ageing process.

Latest News

Eli Mason mixer producer welcomes Kentucky Owl founder as stakeholder 22 Oct 2018

Olly Wehring

The owner of Eli Mason has sold a stake in the US mixer producer to the founder of Kentucky Owl Bourbon.

Molson Coors switches Molson Canadian Light for Canadian 67 in US 22 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

Molson Coors will replace its Molson Canadian Light in the US market as it looks to tap into the trend towards lower-calorie products.

Szent's scented water range - Product Launch 19 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

A new soft drinks company has released a range of namesake waters with a "scent ring" around the neck of the bottle.

Another CEO calls time, Rob Sands makes way for Bill Newlands at Constellation Brands 18 Oct 2018

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has emerged as the third major US-based drinks company to announce a change of CEO, with Rob Sands set to stand down early next year.

The Coca-Cola Co appoints COO & president as CFO prepares exit 18 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has named a new president & chief operating officer as part of a number of key management changes - including the departure of its CFO.

Cafe Agave's Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew coffee - Product Launch 18 Oct 2018

Lucy Britner

US drinks company Cafe Agave has launched an alcoholic cold brew coffee range into several US states.

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