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Anheuser-Busch InBev in Africa - Focus 9 Aug 2018

This week, Anheuser-Busch InBev is holding a host of analyst presentations in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here's a low-down on the company's footprint in the country and in Africa, as well as its future expectations for the continent.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - July 2018 7 Aug 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during July.

Why is gin flattering to deceive in the US? - Comment 6 Aug 2018

Scanning just-drink's NPD section would suggest a new gin brand is launched every day. The segment is the place to be and everyone knows it. Except, it would seem, the Americans among us. Richard Woodard delves deeper into a market that is not performing for gin like pretty much everywhere else is.

Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz on vodka's US problem, Forty Creek's upcoming expansion and cannabis hurdles 2 Aug 2018

Yesterday, Campari Group released its first-half 2018 results, with organic growth coming from all regions. just-drinks spoke to CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz after the announcement to discuss the challenging US vodka market, a European roll-out for Canadian whisky Forty Creek and why we probably shouldn't expect Campari to dive into the cannabis category any time soon.

How to pitch alcohol-free adult soft drinks to consumers - Consumer Trends 2 Aug 2018

In her latest consumer trends column, Laura Foster looks at the rise of non-alcoholic and adult soft drinks. The key to their success, she says, is in the way they are communicated to consumers. 

Latest News

Altia signs Hernö Gin in Nordic, Baltic partnership 14 Aug 2018

Altia has agreed to handle the Hernö Gin brand in several Nordic and Baltic markets.

Bacardi GTR lines up Grey Goose push in Paris & Mumbai 13 Aug 2018

Bacardi's Global Travel Retail unit  has rolled out a campaign for its Grey Goose vodka brand at both Mumbai and Charles De Gaulle airports.

ZX Ventures aims to lead Anheuser-Busch InBev growth by 2020 through e-commerce gains 10 Aug 2018

The incubator unit for Anheuser-Busch InBev, ZX Ventures, has pledged to capitalise on the potential of e-commerce to help it become the leading growth driver for the Budweiser brewer by 2020.

UK sugar tax "in line with our expectations" - Coca-Cola European Partners 10 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is enjoying a barnstorming year so far in the UK for Coca-Cola European Partners, the group's head as said, with the country's recently-introduced sugar tax bringing in improved sales in the country.

This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the pending departure of PepsiCo's CEO, Kombucha's zero-alcohol victory and results from Coca-Cola HBC, Monster Beverage Corp and Coca-Cola European Partners 10 Aug 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits & wine.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring gin's US conundrum, Scotch's South African success and Brown-Forman's fightback against on-premise violence 10 Aug 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to view our round-ups for beer & cider and soft drinks & bottled water.

This week in beer & cider, featuring Anheuser-Busch InBev's investor presentations, the latest results from Craft Brew Alliance and the end of the line for Molson Coors' Two Hats 10 Aug 2018

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global beer & cider categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Anheuser-Busch InBev reveals extent of Africa price ladder overhaul in wake of SABMiller buy 9 Aug 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Africa head has outlined how the company's SABMiller takeover has allowed the group to reach more consumers by greatly expanding its price ladder on the continent.

How did Coca-Cola HBC perform in the first half of 2018? - results data 9 Aug 2018

A hot summer and the FIFA World Cup has delivered a solid H1 sales rise for Coca-Cola HBC.

How did Coca-Cola European Partners perform in the first half of 2018? - results data 9 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has maintained its flat start to the year, posting a 1% increase in sales from both the first half and the second quarter of 2018.

Latest blogs

Budweiser races to stock Mars bars 16 Mar 2017

For those people looking to the Red Planet as shining utopia away from all things earth, look away now.

When life gives you lemons, make soap 9 Feb 2017

Bacardi's 42 Below vodka brand has found a novel way to use the lemons left over from cocktail-making: Turn them into liquid soap.

Accolade Wines and a giant of the tennis world 12 Dec 2016

Earlier this month, I was most-kindly invited by Accolade Wines to visit the Royal Albert Hall in London. The reason? They wanted to see a tennis great in action, and then give them a guided tour through their Anakena wine portfolio.