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Craft Beer Entices "Envious Eyes" - Comment

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How Cott Corp Weathered Private-Label's Storm

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Why did Mast-Jägermeister buy Sidney Frank? 10 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Last week, Mast-Jägermeister, the German owner of the Jägermeister herbal liqueur, took control of its US distributor Sidney Frank Importing Co. Part of Mast-Jägermeister's new strategy to control distribution in its core markets, the acquisition was otherwise noteworthy because of the important role Sidney Frank has played in Jägermeister's global rise.With Jägermeister sales in the US under pressure, Mast-Jägermeister is looking to move away from its famous brand's reputation as a party shot and embrace the new craft spirits culture. But, as Mast-Jägermeister executive board member Michael Volke told just-drinks from New York last week, not completely away.


Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

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Corby's FY suffers from US focus 28 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard's Canadian affiliate Corby Spirit & Wine has blamed an inventory build-up ahead of a push into the US for a drop in sales and profits.


Domaine Select appoints CFO & COO 28 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits has appointed a former Deutsch Family exec as its first CFO & COO.


Arizona Beverage to chase beer sales - report 27 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

The head of Arizona Beverage Corp has said beer could account for a quarter of his business within the next five years, according to a report.


E&J Gallo lines up Talbott Vineyards buy 27 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

E&J Gallo is to buy Talbott Vineyards, in California's Santa Lucia Highlands, for an undisclosed sum.


NPD - Taliera's Beach Whiskey 27 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

US spirits marketer and distributor Taliera has launched the Beach Whiskey range.


NPD - Mamma Chia's Organic Chia & Greens 27 Aug 2015

Andy Morton

Mamma Chia has added a new range to its RTD chia-based juices that uses a selection of green vegetables.

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