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A-B InBev's Craft Brew Alliance purchase - Comment

Everything comes to those who wait - especially if you have the deep pockets and corporate heft of Anheuser-Busch InBev....

Canada blazes a trail for cannabis beverages

Tomorrow is a big day for the cannabis beverage industry. After years of deliberations that eventually led to the federal legalisation of ca...

Could 'delocalisation' mark the end of provenance?

The role of provenance in marketing is widely prevalent in the spirits category - always by brands that have to be produced in a certain loc...

Brown-Forman upbeat despite tough Q1 - Analysis

Against a backdrop of mid-single-digit sales rises for its spirits peers, Brown-Forman would be forgiven had it taken a doom-and-gloom stanc...

Latest Interviews

"It's still really hard for black and brown entrepreneurs to raise capital in CBD" - Tanisha Robinson, CEO of CBD beverage company W*nder 6 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Earlier this year, Tanisha Robinson quit her role as chief disruption officer at Scottish craft brewer BrewDog to create her own CBD-infused drinks brand. W*nder (pronounced 'wonder') is a CSD that contains vitamins and CBD to provide energy, focus and a "better life balance". Robinson credits herself as a black female CEO that has tapped into an industry that other ethnic minorities may never gain access to. This week, just-drinks spoke to Robinson to learn how her previous employment experiences have influenced her start-up and what the future holds for her CBD drinks brand ahead of next year's launch.

"The Constellation deal helps to take my choke-chain off" - just-drinks speaks to Montanya Distillers CEO Karen Hoskin 21 Oct 2019

Olly Wehring

Late last week, the co-founder & CEO of Montanya Distillers was in London for the city's annual Rum Week and Rumfest. Karen Hoskins found time to meet with just-drinks to look back at the history of the Colorado-based craft spirits company and to tell the story of Constellation Brand's stake purchase in July.

Latest News

Kate Hudson adds to celebrity spirits surge with King St Vodka launch 15 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Actor Kate Hudson has joined the growing list of Hollywood spirits entrepreneurs with the launch of a vodka made using alkaline water.

Anheuser-Busch InBev deal good for shareholders - Craft Brew Alliance CEO 14 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

The CEO of Craft Brew Alliance has expressed his satisfaction at the price Anheuser-Busch InBev will pay for his company's shares.

The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr Pepper target US calorie cut 14 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

The three leading soft drinks producers in the US have teamed up to try to reduce the amount of calories Americans consume from beverages by one-fifth over the next five years.

Refresco to add US manufacturing assets to expanding global footprint 14 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Refresco is to expand its recent spending spree on European production sites to the US with the purchase of manufacturing assets in Arizona.

Anheuser-Busch InBev ad warns Budweiser drinkers to hydrate - video 14 Nov 2019

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched an advert for the Budweiser brand that encourages consumers to drink water between beers.

Bacardi’s Coquito coconut rum RTD - Product Launch 14 Nov 2019

Thandie Sibanda

Bacardi has launched its own take on a Puerto Rican Christmas beverage for its namesake rum brand.

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