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Bar Nøne launch proves Coca-Cola is faster - but still not first - Comment 16 Jan 2019

This week has seen yet another launch in the adult soft drinks category. Another company keen to target moderation trends with a cocktail-style beverage that fits comfortably into on-premise accounts.

Constellation Brands' Q3 & fiscal-2019 to-date by category - results data 10 Jan 2019

Earlier this week, Constellation Brands reported a 9% increase in third-quarter sales, contributing to an 8.6% top-line lift in the nine months to the end of November. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the nine-month period on a by-category basis.

Another Coca-Cola system executive switches to Bodyarmor - What just-drinks thinks 8 Jan 2019

The appointment of another senior executive form the Coca-Cola system to the team at Bodyarmor serves as a clear indicator of the planned direction of travel for the US sports drinks brand.

"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

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.

Anheuser-Busch InBev rolls into the cannabis saloon but will caution see it miss high noon? - Comment 20 Dec 2018

Back in June, in an interview with just-drinks, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito said of cannabis: "We'll continue to follow it but, for now, we don't feel we need to do anything."

Latest News

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co founder stands down, ushers in new CEO 23 Jan 2019

California-based brewer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co has promoted Jeff White to the role of CEO.

Nestlé Waters North America buys additional Florida bottling plant 23 Jan 2019

Nestlé Waters North America has acquired a bottling facility in High Springs, Florida, taking the number of its manufacturing sites in the state to three.

Port, red wine a hit with bartenders as cocktails follow wellness trends - study 22 Jan 2019

Cocktail trends for the coming year will include using fortified wines such as Port to keep alcohol levels down, a new study from a US distributor has suggested.

On-premise becomes the target for Tito's Handmade Vodka in Germany, Spain as distribution moves on 22 Jan 2019

Fifth Generation has switched distributors for its Tito's Handmade Vodka brand in the sizeable European vodka markets of Germany and Spain.

Asahi's Peroni Nastro Azzurro set for US exposure in nation-wide campaign 22 Jan 2019

Asahi's Peroni Nastro Azzurro brand will be the subject of a national US marketing campaign for the first time, with the Italian beer set to feature alongside the Oscars and in several TV spots.

Keurig Dr Pepper chief strategy & emerging brands officer quits 21 Jan 2019

The chief strategy & emerging brands officer at Keurig Dr Pepper has resigned, only seven months after taking up the position.

PepsiCo launches new Mtn Dew campaign featuring entire portfolio - video 21 Jan 2019

PepsiCo has lined up a new commercial for its Mtn Dew brand, with all iterations featuring in the same ad for the first time.

Seattle's Schooner Brewing and San Juan Seltzer come together in merger 21 Jan 2019

Schooner Brewing and San Juan Seltzer have merged, with the two Seattle-based companies tightening their year-old licensing arrangement.

MillerCoors' Crispin Pearsecco - Product Launch 21 Jan 2019

MillerCoors, the US unit of Molson Coors, has added a new flavour to its Crispin hard cider range, as it looks to attract wine drinkers.

MillerCoors names Kraft Heinz executive CMO 21 Jan 2019

MillerCoors has appointed a new CMO, six months after the departure of the previous incumbent.

Latest blogs

Starbucks jumps on gin bandwagon 14 Mar 2018

Starbucks has become the latest company to tap into the gin craze, with the launch of Starbucks Reserve Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew.

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?