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Do consumers care about beer ingredients?

Earlier this month, a very public row broke out in the US over ingredients claims in the nation's beers. Stephen Beaumont takes a look at th...

Is cannabis a new exit strategy US craft beer?

Back in 2017, the US craft beer industry was figuring out the best way to get its hands on more money....

When is a rum not a rum? When it's Captain Morgan

Last week's half-year results have given Diageo a solid base for its fiscal full-year. But, amidst the 7.5% sales lift for the group in the...

A tentative start for spirits at the Super Bowl

Last week, in the just-drinks pre-game round-up of the beverage industry's Super Bowl ads, we noted that this year's offerings threw up litt...

Latest Interviews

"It was a lot harder without the power of Diageo behind me" - Ami-Lynn Bakshi, co-founder of Cafe Agave & former Diageo executive 4 Jan 2019

Andy Morton

Last year, Ami-Lynn Bakshi launched one of the first alcoholic cold-brew coffee RTDs in the US, the 12.5%-abv Cafe Agave Spiked Cold Brew. Before helping to pioneer the hard coffee category, she spent 20 years working for Diageo in a number of roles around the world, including North American innovations head and American whiskey marketing director. Here, Bakshi tells just-drinks what she learned from her time with the spirits multinational and how those lessons are informing her new career as a beverage entrepreneur.

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.

Latest News

Constellation Brands silent on wine sale to E&J Gallo Winery 18 Mar 2019

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands is rumoured to have found a buyer for the lower-end of its wine stable, with E&J Gallo Winery thought to have entered the fray.

Owen's Craft Mixers gets US off-premise boost with Walmart listing 18 Mar 2019

Olly Wehring

Owen's Craft Mixers has secured a tie-up with Walmart in the US for its namesake range of cocktail-targeted soft drinks.

The Coca-Cola Co's Vitaminwater Fire & Ice - Product Launch 18 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has added two new variants to its Vitaminwater brand.

SPI Group's Cenote Cristalino Tequila - Product Launch - market data 18 Mar 2019

Lucy Britner

Stoli Group, the global spirits arm of SPI Group, has added a Cristalino expression to its Cenote Tequila range.

Growpacker buys stake in Keith Villa's Ceria Beverages cannabis beer venture 15 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Canadian cannabis company Growpacker has acquired a stake in Ceria Beverages, the cannabis brewer started by Blue Moon creator Keith Villa.

Constellation Brands’ Modelo Chelada Limón y Sal - Product Launch 15 Mar 2019

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has added another flavour to its Modelo range of chelada beers.

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