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How helping poorer US consumers is set to hammer the soft drinks industry - Consumer Trends 19 Feb 2018

Carbonated soft drinks companies are used to navigating choppy waters, especially in the US where sales have been declining since 2003, according to GlobalData. However, a proposed revamp of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides foods and beverages to poor Americans, could end up delivering a new blow to soft drinks that the industry did not anticipate.


Will Keurig Green Mountain, Dr Pepper Snapple Group merger spark M&A boom? - Analysis 30 Jan 2018

What should we make of yesterday's announcement of the merger between Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keurig Green Mountain? The market response so far has been mixed - an initial share spike for the listed DPSG soon receded as the agreement was digested.


Will cannabis inflict more change at Constellation Brands? - Analysis 8 Jan 2018

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


"The US is not all about Jameson and Absolut" for Pernod Ricard - Analysis 14 Dec 2017

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


Can Bai still deliver for Dr Pepper Snapple Group? - Analysis 27 Oct 2017

In the notes that followed Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q3 & YTD 2017 conference call, analysts expressed disappointment, calling Bai's performance "weaker than expected". 

Latest News

The Coca-Cola Co releases California Raspberry and Georgia Peach craft beverages 22 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co has launched a pair of craft-style beverages in the US market as it looks to capitalise on the growing popularity of craft soda. 


The Boston Beer Co upbeat on 2018 as 2017 sales dip continues - results 22 Feb 2018

The Boston Beer Co has brought the curtain down on 2017, a year that saw its sales decrease mid-single-digits on the year prior.


The Chapel Gate Irish Whiskey Co takes JJ Corry 'The Gael' to US 22 Feb 2018

Irish whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate is to expand the launch of its first release to the US.


The Coca-Cola Co eyes investment and tech execs to join board of directors 22 Feb 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is looking to add two execs to its board of directors at the next annual meeting of shareowners. 


Actor Ryan Reynolds buys into Aviation Gin 21 Feb 2018

Davos Brands has secured celebrity backing for Aviation Gin, with actor Ryan Reynolds buying an "ownership interest" in the brand.


Boston Beer Co rolls out New England IPA across the US 21 Feb 2018

Boston Beer Co has lined up the nation-wide release of its New England IPA in the US.


C&C Group takes back US cider distribution from Pabst Brewing Co 20 Feb 2018

C&C Group has exited a US distribution deal with Pabst Brewing Co and will retake control of its cider brands in the country.


Jägermeister partners with New York Rangers in three-year ice hockey deal 20 Feb 2018

Jägermeister has secured 'official sponsor' status in the US for ice hockey team the New York Rangers.


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

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

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.

Latest blogs

Bad day on the beer? This'll help 3 Nov 2017

If you work for a brewer and are having a rough week, take a minute to regain some perspective with this, from the good people at US craft beer producer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.


Brewers Association "bid" to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev strikes a chord 17 Oct 2017

Is this a case of if you can't beat them, buy them?


Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?