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Cognac’s ethnic division in the US - Focus 6 Jan 2017

Recent data compiled by North American market research provider Ipsos through its Alcohol Consumption Tracker highlights how the Cognac segment operates differently along ethnic lines in the US. Among black consumers, Cognac has been very popular historically, relying heavily on this ethnic group to drive much of its volume in the country. The situation has changed in recent years, however, as white consumers are becoming more engaged in the sector.

What does Roust Corp's bankruptcy filing mean? 6 Jan 2017

Last Friday, Roust Corp, the Moscow-based producer of Russian Standard vodka, filed for bankruptcy in New York City.

Constellation Brands and the health of its beer 6 Jan 2017

Constellation Brands' Mexican beer unit has proved to be a powerhouse for the company. Quarter after quarter, analysts have praised the performance of Corona and Modelo in the US as the company moved to buy and build new breweries to keep up with demand. 

Has marijuana hit beer in the US? 16 Dec 2016

Reports in recent weeks have suggested that marijuana legalisation has created a drag on beer sales in states like Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Although it is not yet clear what the long-term effects of marijuana legalisation will be, I see no evidence that, in the short term, legalisation has had an effect on beer sales.

The next challenge for Coca-Cola's Muhtar Kent 9 Dec 2016

As Muhtar Kent prepares to step down as CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, the question everyone will be asking is: What will his legacy be?

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Pernod Ricard's Absolut Lime - NPD 16 Jan 2017

Pernod Ricard has introduced a new Absolut vodka flavour to the US market.

"Beer and weed are complements" - analyst 13 Jan 2017

Legalised marijuana use in the US is unlikely to threaten beer consumption in the country, according to analysts at Bernstein, as has been widely feared by brewers.

Beam Suntory raises Chicago focus with Cubs tie-up 13 Jan 2017

Beam Suntory has secured a sponsorship deal for its Jim Beam Bourbon brand in the US with Major League Baseball team the Chicago Cubs.

Simply Peach, Simply Lemonade & Strawberry - NPD 13 Jan 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has added two new juice variants to its Simply portfolio in the US.

Sportables' Workout Tea - NPD 12 Jan 2017

Missouri-based Sportables has launched a range of flavoured teas designed to reduce post-workout recovery time.

The Beach Whiskey Co buys American Harvest vodka 11 Jan 2017

US spirits company The Beach Whiskey Co has bought the American Harvest organic vodka brand. 

Winebow Group to import Chile's Tarapacá to US 10 Jan 2017

MundoVino has been appointed exclusive US importer for Chilean wine firm Viña Tarapacá's Gran Reserva wines.

Anheuser-Busch replaces Coca-Cola with Keurig Kold 9 Jan 2017

Six months after retiring the Keurig Kold home-carbonation system, Keurig Green Mountain has found a new partner in Anheuser-Busch InBev to revitalise the platform, this time as an "in-home alcohol drink system".

Sazerac Co's 375 Park Avenue Spirits names COO 9 Jan 2017

Sazerac-controlled importer 375 Park Avenue Spirits has appointed a former Bacardi executive to the role of president & COO. 

Fiji Water rolls out slim pack design 9 Jan 2017

Fiji Water has launched a new bottle design in the US as it looks to target the convenience market. 

Latest blogs

Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 2016

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light ad pull shows not all campaigns can win 31 Oct 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.

Queues are forming for latest (Jim Beam) Apple product 9 Sep 2016

Move over iPhone 7 headphones-gate, there is a new Apple product causing a stir. Or a shake. Or just a shot.