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Coca-Cola can draw Kold comfort from Keurig fail

It may be going too far to call the truncated lifespan of the Keurig Kold farcical. But, in the nine months since it was launched, the home-...

AB InBev & Starbucks - Teavana - The Facts

Late yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev said it will team up with Starbucks to launch an RTD Teavana tea across the US....

A snapshot of the US on-trade cocktail market

Data provider Nielsen has teamed up with on-trade consultants CGA to launch its first consumer sentiment survey on the US on-trade market. T...

What do US wholesalers think of your spirit?

Morgan Stanley last week released a report based on a survey of US wholesalers that found increased confidence is the country's spirits mark...

Latest Interviews

What next for Lucas Bols? - CEO Interview 21 Sep 2015

Andy Morton

Lucas Bols has seen a lot of changes recently. Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to CEO Huub van Doorne about the company's IPO earlier this year, as well as the increasingly-crowded US spirits market and how best to target China's new cocktail culture.

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.

Latest News

"Real beer aficionados" driving Ballast Point 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

The CEO of Constellation Brands has said craft beer acquisition Ballast Point's strong performance is down to "real beer aficionados" who are looking for a "real beer". 

Teamsters attacks "regressive" soda tax 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

One of the biggest US unions has thrown its weight behind anti-soda tax efforts in the country, saying the proposed levies are unfair and hurt workers.

Mendocino Wine Co acquires Offbeat Brands range 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Mendocino Wine Co has bought a raft of wine brands from OffBeat Brands, as it looks to bolster its "Heritage" and "Lifestyle" portfolio.

Coca-Cola faces stock woes as Vermont tackles GMO 1 Jul 2016

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has warned that some of its lower-volume brands may be temporarily unavailable in Vermont as the US state spearheads GMO labelling laws.

Southern and Glazer's complete merger 1 Jul 2016

Lucy Britner

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer's have closed on their agreement to become Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. 

Zevia's Energy and Sparkling Water lines - NPD 30 Jun 2016

Lucy Britner

Zero-calorie soda company Zevia has branched out into sparkling water and energy drinks as it looks to capitalise on growing consumer trends.

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