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What do US wholesalers think of spirits trends? 20 Sep 2016

Morgan Stanley this week released its second survey of US wholesalers, which found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The financial firm claims the report is more forward-looking than traditional channel data and attempts to "identify key trends before they appear in Nielsen data and sell-side forecasts". The survey also quizzed wholesalers on future category performance. Here's a run-down of the key findings:

How the craft economy is loosening alcohol laws 19 Sep 2016

In the LCBO liquor store near Ossington subway station in Toronto's trendy west end, business is good.

The US and its thirst for spirits - Trends 7 Sep 2016

While each of the BRIC markets continue to throw up their own set of hurdles to sustained, long-term growth, the major spirits companies are becoming ever-more-thankful to the US for its safe bet positioning.

Time to take stock of Constellation's Corona 27 Jul 2016

Constellation Brands is a firm favourite on Wall Street at the moment. The company's share price hasn't stopped rising since it took control of the Grupo Modelo brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Indeed, US$100 worth of stock bought in June 2012, when the deal was announced, is now worth just over $850.

Coca-Cola can draw Kold comfort from Keurig fail 9 Jun 2016

It may be going too far to call the truncated lifespan of the Keurig Kold farcical. But, in the nine months since it was launched, the home-carbonation system's owner, Keurig Green Mountain, has been sold to a private-equity group, big-money investor The Coca-Cola Co pulled out and headed for the hills and its CEO was unceremoniously dumped.

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Donald Trump a danger to Constellation's growth 28 Sep 2016

A Donald Trump presidency could strip out Constellation Brands' core beer base if the current White House hopeful made good on a promise to deport unauthorised  immigrants, an analyst has said.

Pernod Ricard's Kahlua Chili Chocolate - NPD 27 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard's US unit has announced the latest permanent addition to its Kahlua portfolio. Chili Chocolate is said to blend rich chocolate with hot chili. 

Sixpoint unveils Highland Park beer with Edrington 27 Sep 2016

US-based Sixpoint Brewery has teamed up with Edrington's Highland Park distillery to launch two limited-edition beers designed to "compliment" the Scotch whisky.

PepsiCo's Tropicana Essentials Probiotics - NPD 27 Sep 2016

PepsiCo has announced the launch of Tropicana Essentials Probiotics as it looks to capitalise on health and wellness trends. 

Clyde May's straight Bourbon, Cask Strength - NPD 23 Sep 2016

Conecuh Ridge Distillers has launched an extension of its Clyde May's US whiskey brand, with a limited edition cask strength iteration rolling out across the US next month.

DPSG adds AT&T's Jose Gutierrez to board 23 Sep 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a leading telecommunications executive to its board of directors.

Evan Williams Bourbon to sponsor World Series 22 Sep 2016

Heaven Hill Distillery has secured a sponsorship tie-up for its Evan Williams Bourbon with baseball’s World Series in the US this year.

Diageo merges US, Canada spirits units 21 Sep 2016

Diageo is to combine its US and Canadian spirits divisions as part of a North American shake-up at the company.

MillerCoors beer brands exit craft control 21 Sep 2016

MillerCoors is to move marketing for Blue Moon and Leinenkugel's away from its Tenth & Blake craft unit because the two beer brands have grown too big.

Treo Brands' Organic Birch Water Infusions - NPD 21 Sep 2016

Treo Brands will launch a range of birch water infusions this month.

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