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Could Keurig Dr Pepper lose other brands?

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co announced an agreement to purchase a minority stake in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor....

What lies ahead for PepsiCo's new CEO? - Comment

With a rumoured predisposition to going shoeless around the office and a past life as a guitar player in a band, Indra Nooyi was one of the...

Rising costs put heat on Constellation - Analysis

Ever since a beer-assisted business boom - taper lit by the takeover of the Corona and Modelo brands in the US - sent its share price rocket...

Heineken unveils in-house cannabis expert

What do international brewers know about cannabis? Not very much, it seems, which is why Constellation Brands last year invested CAD245m (US...

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

Constellation Brands ups Canopy Growth stake with US$4bn investment 15 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has significantly increased its stake in Canopy Growth, sinking a further US$4bn into the Canadian cannabis company.


Drink Maple uses renewable wood packaging for Drink Simple water 15 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

US beverage company Drink Maple has launched its latest product, Drink Simple, in packaging that is 75% made from renewable cardboard.


Anheuser-Busch InBev launches Bud Light 'Victory Fridge' for Cleveland Browns 15 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has taken a playful dig at underperforming NFL team the Cleveland Browns with its latest Bud Light activation.


The Coca-Cola Co gazumps Keurig Dr Pepper with Bodyarmor stake purchase 14 Aug 2018

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to acquire a minority holding in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor.


Nestle Waters North America names Yumi Clevenger-Lee CMO 14 Aug 2018

Lucy Britner

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) has appointed Yumi Clevenger-Lee to the role of VP & CMO.


How did Castle Brands perform in the first quarter of fiscal-2019? - results 13 Aug 2018

Olly Wehring

Castle Brands has posted a low double-digit sales increase in the first three months of its current fiscal year.



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