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SoCo struggles could be worse - Brown-Forman

Brown-Forman's CEO has said sales of the Southern Comfort brand would have declined even faster if not for efforts by the company to shore t...

Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that Th...

Cott Corp CEO eyes sharp fall in US CSD volumes

The head of Cott Corp has said he expects North American carbonated soft drink volumes to sink by as much as 10% this year as the category c...

Monster CEO warns of "scepticism"

The head of Monster Beverage has said distributors outside of the US have shown “scepticism” over the ongoing transition of The Coca-Cola Co...

Latest Interviews

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.

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.

Latest News

Sidney Frank drops Beam Suntory lawsuit 29 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Sidney Frank Importing Company (SFIC) has dropped a lawsuit against Beam Suntory, ahead of a proposed takeover by Mast-Jägermeister.

US alcohol sector welcomes TPA passage 26 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

US alcohol trade groups have hailed the Senate's passing of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), calling the legislation an important step towards a level playing field for global producers.

Brown-Forman looks to raise US$500m 26 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has announced the terms of its latest debt offering as it looks to raise US$500m.

Anheuser-Busch unveils US investment plans 23 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

The US unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev is to invest more than US$1.5bn in its operations over the next three years, with about half going towards expansion projects in the country.

Heineken launches Newcastle Brown Ale push 23 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

Heineken has launched a new Newcastle Brown Ale campaign in the US to dispel an apparent perception of the ale as a “heavy” beer.

Castle eyes Bourbon growth with stake swoop 19 Jun 2015

Andy Morton

New York-based spirits firm Castle Brands is to build new a warehouse in Kentucky after buying a stake in a Bourbon distillery owner.

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