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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...

Will cannabis inflict change at Constellation?

It has been the same old growth story for Constellation Brands over the past few years - strong performance in beer outpacing weaker results...

"US not all about Jameson and Absolut" for Pernod

Much has been written over the past year, and beyond, about Pernod Ricard's Jameson and Absolut brands in the US market....

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

Diet Coke rebrand follows "dissatisfaction" - The Coca-Cola Co CEO 19 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has admitted the recent Diet Coke relaunch in North America came after sales for the brand failed to recover last year.

Wine industry caught between young and old in US - video 19 Feb 2018

Olly Wehring

An ageing target market coupled with the rise of a more digital-savvy cohort will slow the growth of the wine industry in the US this year, a new report has warned.

Harpoon Brewery’s UFO Pineapple Beer - Product Launch 19 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Harpoon Brewery’s UFO Pineapple Beer - Product Launch

Sazerac Co begins whisky production in Montreal 16 Feb 2018

Lucy Britner

Sazerac Co has started distilling whisky at its Old Montreal Distillery in Canada. 

Kevin Hart joins PepsiCo for new Mountain Dew Kickstart NBA push 16 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has signed comedian and Hollywood actor Kevin Hart to support its Mountain Dew Kickstart brand, offering fans the chance to sit beside him during the upcoming NBA playoffs.

Boston Beer Co appoints Dave Burwick as next CEO 15 Feb 2018

Andy Morton

Boston Beer Co has named former PepsiCo executive Dave Burwick as its next CEO.

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