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Brown-Forman's YTD Performance by Region, Brand

Today, Brown-Forman posted its YTD and Q3 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in...

just The Preview - Brown-Forman Q3 & YTD

On Wednesday, Brown-Forman will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performan...

Cott CEO sees end of "value destructive" pricing

US soft drinks companies will continue to increase their per-litre prices after realising that low prices have been damaging the industry, t...

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Could Be a Hard Sell

Earlier this month, Mark Anthony Group hung up the “For Sale” sign at its 14-year-old RTD beverage subsidiary Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co....

Latest Interviews

Interview - Dogfish Head president 26 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

Sam Calagione, founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, is one of the figureheads of the US craft beer scene. The Delaware-based firm's tagline is "Off-centred ales for off-centred people". Here Calagione, also a TV star, explains Dogfish's future plans, his attitude to the big brewers and why US craft brewery closures are inevitable.


just The Answer: KWL Enterprises' CEO, Kevin Liles 19 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Kevin Liles, the former CEO of Def Jam Records, now heads up his own multi-industry firm, KWL Enterprises. This includes working as a consultant to stars such as Jay-Z and Mariah Carey, with whom he has just released a line of tea-blend soft drinks. Yesterday (18 June), he spoke to just-drinks about the celebrity tie-ups, how to make the most of new technology and Jay-Z and Carey's love for the beverage industry.

Latest News

PepsiCo CEO takes home US$22.5m in 2014 27 Mar 2015

James Wilmore

PepsiCo's CEO, Indra Nooyi, saw her total compensation reach US$22.5m last year, helped by a new performance scheme.


Kirin to build US$8.4m Four Roses bottling plant 27 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Kirin Holdings is to spend US$8.4m on a new bottling plant for its Four Roses Bourbon, according to reports.


Willamette Valley sees FY sales, profits climb 27 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Willamette Valley Vineyards has posted a jump in full-year profits after retails sales drove a strong top-line performance.


Brown-Forman lines up US$1bn share buyback 26 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman is looking to buy back yet more shares, with a further US$1bn set to be spent in its repurchase programme.


Kraft Foods agrees Heinz merger 25 Mar 2015

Katy Askew

Kraft Foods, the producer and distributor of soft drink pouch range Capri Sun in North America, is to merge with fellow food giant Heinz.


NPD - Beam Suntory's Pinnacle Cucumber Vodka 25 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has launched a cucumber-flavoured variant of its Pinnacle vodka brand for the US market.

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