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Will Constellation outpace US beer in 2018?

Earlier this month, Wells Fargo conducted a survey of beer distributors in the US that collectively service around 100,000 retail outlets to...

How ultra-light beer is re-defining light beer

It is not your imagination: Light beer is getting lighter. Although the top light brands, such as Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite, ha...

Helping poorer US consumers will harm soft drinks

Carbonated soft drinks companies are used to navigating choppy waters, especially in the US where sales have been declining since 2003, acco...

Will Keurig, Dr Pepper merger spark M&A boom?

What should we make of yesterday's announcement of the merger between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain? The market response...

Latest Interviews

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.

"Craft beer is starting to redefine the base that it was once counter to" - Interview, Andy Thomas, Craft Brew Alliance CEO - Part II 18 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.

Latest News

Bubly opens with a bang as PepsiCo's sparkling water gains share 20 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

PepsiCo’s new sparkling water Bubly is shaking up the US sparkling water category as the brand gets off to a strong start in the US, an analyst has said.

The Coca-Cola Co to sell drinks inside Uber and Lyft cars through new partnership 20 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

Consumers in Atlanta will be able to buy Coca-Cola Co brands while sitting in an Uber after the company teamed up with Cargo Systems, an in-car goods retailer.

Intercarabao turns focus on Carabao Energy Drink's "bonkers" roots in new UK push 20 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

Intercarabao has unveiled a new marketing campaign in the UK for its Carabao Energy Drink that highlights the brand’s "bonkers" back story.

William Grant & Sons backs Reyka Vodka in US with World Cup campaign 19 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has launched a World Cup-themed promotion for its Reyka Icelandic Vodka in the US, urging disappointed football fans in the country to back the Iceland team.

The Coca-Cola Co, Dunkin' Donuts Cookies & Cream RTD coffee - Product Launch 19 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

Dunkin' Donuts has added a Cookies & Cream flavour to its RTD coffee line up. The drink is produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Co.

Ste Michelle Wine Estates extends Republic National Distributing Co partnership 19 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

Ste Michelle Wine Estates and the Republic National Distributing Co (RNDC) have broadened distribution agreements in the US.

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