United States: Latest beverage news & analysis
Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four states – California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – approved legislation sanctioning the recreational use of marijuana, effectively doubling the number of states that allow the practice. This legislative action suggests that the alcohol beverage industry will likely face increased competition from legalised marijuana somewhat sooner than it had expected.
Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group confirmed the US$1.7bn purchase of Bai Brands.
Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) agreed to purchase Bai Bubbles owner Bai Brands, in a deal worth US1.7bn. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the acquisition and the target company.
just-drinks sparked a Twitter mini-storm in the craft beer world this week when I reported a few unguarded comments from Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO, Carlos Brito.
In part two of our interview with Craft Brew Alliance’s CEO, we talk to Andy Thomas about the state of the craft beer market, how CBA fits into it and where the category is headed.
Pabst Brewing Co has recruited the recently-departed head of Duvel Moortgat's US division, Simon Thorpe, as its new CEO.
Remy Cointreau has moved further into the brown spirits category with the acquisition of North American single malt whiskey producer Westland Distillery.
The Sazerac Co has opened its first office in Washington, DC with the appointment of Diageo's former US government lobbyist.
Jones Soda has partnered publisher Square Enix to release a limited edition Final Fantast XV-themed soda.
Diageo has launched a new advertising initiative for its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand in the US market.
Diageo has confirmed that its North American division has reached a settlement in its legal battle with Allied Lomar over the ‘Stitzel’ trademark.
Dutch brewer Bavaria has said it has taken the "next step" in its international expansion with the acquisition of US craft beer importer Latis Imports.
Mountain Laurel Spirits' Pennsylvania distillery Dad's Hat has partnered a maple syrup producer to create a maple syrup barrel-aged rye. The limited release will be available at the distillery from 1 December.
Diageo and the Nolet Group have launched a new marketing campaign for the Ketel One vodka brand.
US juice company Sun Orchard has acquired several Blue Lake Citrus Products assets, including the Noble Juice brand.
Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?
Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.
Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.
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