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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.

AB InBev & Starbucks - Teavana - The Facts 3 Jun 2016

Late yesterday, Anheuser-Busch InBev said it will team up with Starbucks to launch an RTD Teavana tea across the US.

The top 20 US craft beer brands - The Facts 2 Jun 2016

Earlier this week, Chicago-based market research firm IRI released a list of the biggest craft beer brands in the US off-premise. Here, for the 12 months to 15 May, is the top 20.

A snapshot of the US on-trade cocktail market 10 May 2016

Data provider Nielsen has teamed up with on-trade consultants CGA to launch its first consumer sentiment survey on the US on-trade market. The report continues Nielsen's new focus on the out-of-home channel, which can be difficult to get accurate information on. Last month, the company launched a report that compared the US on-trade to the UK's, while the latest focusses on how the public views the major bar-and-restaurant alcohol brands. Here's a snapshot of the report's findings:

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Constellation creates brand house for Modelo 26 Aug 2016

Constellation Brands has announced a portfolio approach to its Modelo brands in an effort to allow more effective cross-promotion and brand awareness in the US. 

KeVita Probiotic Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics - NPD 25 Aug 2016

KeVita has added three new flavours to its line of Cleansing Probiotic Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics. New variants include Meyer Lemon, Ginseng Mandarin, and Elderberry.

Rok adds four states to ABK Beer's US presence 25 Aug 2016

Rok Drinks has extended the US footprint of its German beer brand, ABK Beer.

Old Orchard Brands' Organic 100% Juice range - NPD 25 Aug 2016

Michigan's Old Old Orchard Brands has launched a new range of non-GMO-certified juices in four flavours.

PepsiCo appoints foundation chief to board 25 Aug 2016

PepsiCo has appointed one of Time magazine's top 100 most influential people to its board of directors.

Craft Brew Alliance poised for AB InBev takeover? 24 Aug 2016

Craft Brew Alliance has strengthened its tie-up with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev, which could see the brewing giant launch a takeover within the next three years.

RW Knudsen Family's organic vegetable juices - NPD 24 Aug 2016

RW Knudsen Family has launched five vegetable juice blends.

Pabst to distribute Dog Tag across US 24 Aug 2016

Pabst Brewing Co is to handle national distribution to US craft brewer Dog Tag Brewing's flagship brand as the companies sign a new partnership.

Sapporo’s Sapporo Premium Black - NPD 22 Aug 2016

Sapporo has lined up a US-specific dark lager under its namesake beer brand.

Green Flash Brewing Co to open Virginia brewery 18 Aug 2016

San Diageo-based Green Flash Brewing Co has confirmed it will open its Virginia Beach brewery on 13 November.  San Diego-based Green Flash Brewing Co has confirmed it will open its Virginia Beach brewery on 13 November. 

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Anheuser-Busch InBev's craft brewers turn hermits in their own kingdoms 15 Aug 2016

It's Summer in the northern hemisphere and the beer festivals are in full swing. Even the famously secluded North Korea is letting its regulation-cut hair down with the Taedonggang Beer Festival, named for the country's domestic beer and reportedly a firm favourite with leader Kim Jong-un.

Which calories count? 8 Jun 2016

What a week for stats! Yesterday, the Beverage Marketing Corporation released figures to show the bottled water market had more than doubled over the past 15 years in the US.

Boston Beer Co "just plain ugly" for TV money man 9 May 2016

Jim Cramer, the excitable host of stock-picker programme Mad Money on CNBC, turned his attention on US brewers last week, attempting to forecast which has the most potential for investors.