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SoCo struggles could be worse - Brown-Forman 3 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman's CEO has said sales of the Southern Comfort brand would have declined even faster if not for efforts by the company to shore them up.


Analysis - Keurig Kold fails to impress 22 May 2015

Last week, analysts got a sneak preview of the Keurig Kold. It was a long-awaited chance to test-drive the home-carbonation platform that The Coca-Cola Co likes so much it invested at least US$1.25bn in maker Keurig Green Mountain.


Cott Corp CEO eyes sharp fall in US CSD volumes 11 May 2015

The head of Cott Corp has said he expects North American carbonated soft drink volumes to sink by as much as 10% this year as the category continues to decline.


Monster CEO warns of "scepticism" 8 May 2015

The head of Monster Beverage has said distributors outside of the US have shown “scepticism” over the ongoing transition of The Coca-Cola Co's energy portfolio.


CCE head shines light on price talks 30 Apr 2015

The CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has said there is “no real mystery” surrounding its talks with The Coca-Cola Co over pricing.

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Kraft Foods, Heinz seal merger 6 Jul 2015

Kraft Foods and Heinz have completed their merger to create The Kraft Heinz Co, the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world.


Sidney Frank drops Beam Suntory lawsuit 29 Jun 2015

Sidney Frank Importing Company (SFIC) has dropped a lawsuit against Beam Suntory, ahead of a proposed takeover by Mast-Jägermeister.


US alcohol sector welcomes TPA passage 26 Jun 2015

US alcohol trade groups have hailed the Senate's passing of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), calling the legislation an important step towards a level playing field for global producers.


Brown-Forman looks to raise US$500m 26 Jun 2015

Brown-Forman has announced the terms of its latest debt offering as it looks to raise US$500m.


Anheuser-Busch unveils US investment plans 23 Jun 2015

The US unit of Anheuser-Busch InBev is to invest more than US$1.5bn in its operations over the next three years, with about half going towards expansion projects in the country.


Heineken launches Newcastle Brown Ale push 23 Jun 2015

Heineken has launched a new Newcastle Brown Ale campaign in the US to dispel an apparent perception of the ale as a “heavy” beer.


Castle eyes Bourbon growth with stake swoop 19 Jun 2015

New York-based spirits firm Castle Brands is to build new a warehouse in Kentucky after buying a stake in a Bourbon distillery owner.


Small Town expands Not Your Father’s distribution 19 Jun 2015

Small Town Brewery is to roll out its herb-and-spice beer Not Your Father’s Root Beer nation-wide in the US after signing a new distribution deal.


Campari's Cabo Wabo ad stars BBQ champ 19 Jun 2015

Campari America is targeting the outdoor cooking season with a new ad for Cabo Wabo Tequila that features a three-time world barbecue champion.


US cider set for growth spurt - research 12 Jun 2015

US cider consumption is to jump by 12% a year over the next five years as newer markets grab the lion's share of growth from the UK, a new report has said.

Latest blogs

Monster Beverage Corp backs the right horse 8 Jun 2015

Rarely do sponsorship deals pay off so quickly.


It's Brew-Tang Forever as producers get creative 5 Jun 2015

I've just got back from New York, where the owner of a successful string of Manhattan bars showed me one of his latest best-sellers.


Cannabis and alcohol - a potent mix 2 Jun 2015

It's yet another sign that the legal marijuana business is moving closer to the alcohol industry in the US.