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just-drinks thinks - CEO change at Constellation

After more than a ten years at the helm, we at just-drinks can't really say we're surprised that Constellation Brands CEO Rob Sands has deci...

Will drinks have a cannabis-inspired October?

We're approaching the first anniversary of Constellation Brands' move into the cannabis space. And, if drinks industry observers were excite...

Cannabis versatility an attratction for Coca-Cola?

Back in March, I asked what the odds would be on the launch of Coke Cannabis after The Coca-Cola Co's total beverage strategy led the group...

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....

Latest Interviews

"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.


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.

Latest News

GMO-free food and drinks launches up 366% in Canada - research 7 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

The number of food and drinks products claiming GMO-free status has risen dramatically over the last ten years in the Canadian market.


Constellation Brands to raise female profile with targeted investment push 7 Dec 2018

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has invested in two female-founded drinks brands, Austin Cocktails and Vivify Beverages, as the group launches an investment programme aimed at businesswomen.


PepsiCo unveils "endurance" Mountain Dew for gamers, Mtn Dew Amp Game Fuel 7 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is to launch a new Mountain Dew CSD that claims to give video gamers increased accuracy and alertness.


William Grant & Sons takes Hendrick's Orbium to US 7 Dec 2018

Lucy Britner

William Grant & Sons has launched its Hendrick's Orbium gin brand in the US market.


The Coca-Cola Co chairman & former CEO Muhtar Kent to step down next year 6 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Former Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent is to leave the company in April, handing over his current role of chairman to James Quincey.


How did global tariffs affect Brown-Forman's H1? - results data 5 Dec 2018

Andy Morton

Brown-Forman has said it is on course for as much as 7% underlying sales growth in the fiscal year despite disruption from global tariffs on US spirits.



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