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How mid-sized brewers cope with consolidation

As consolidation at each end of the beer spectrum dominates the headlines, Stephen Beaumont looks at the squeeze on those in the middle. How...

Why has Dr Pepper Snapple bought Bai?

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group confirmed the US$1.7bn purchase of Bai Brands....

Bai Brands - What has DPSG bought for US1.7bn?

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) agreed to purchase Bai Bubbles owner Bai Brands, in a deal worth US1.7bn. Here, just-drinks takes...

Passoa - Remy Cointreau & Lucas Bols's JV

Earlier today, Rémy Cointreau and Lucas Bols announced the creation of a joint-venture to handle the Passoã liqueur. In time, Lucas Bols wil...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Sapporo president Tsutomu Kamijo 22 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Sapporo Holdings is one of Japan's biggest alcohol and soft drinks producers and the country's oldest brewer. This month, Andy Morton met with its president, Tsutomu Kamijo, to discuss why he'd like to get his hands on Anheuser-Busch InBev's Pilsner Urquell, the state of play in Vietnam and why even BrewDog's founder gets excited about Sapporo's beer.


Interview, Andy Thomas, Craft Brew Alliance CEO 13 Oct 2016

Lucy Britner

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Latest News

Pernod lines up Bourbon return with Smooth Ambler 9 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard is set to re-enter the Bourbon market, through the purchase of a majority share in West Virginia-based Smooth Ambler Spirits Co.


Coca-Cola FEMSA seals purchase of Brazil's Vonpar 8 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Mexico's Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed its BRL3.58bn (US$1.1bn) acquisition of privately-owned Brazilian bottler Vonpar.


Pernod Ricard offloads Domecq brandies, wines 2 Dec 16

Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has agreed to sell its Domecq brandies and wines to Bodega Las Copas, a joint-venture between Grupo Emperador Spain and Gonzalez Byass. 


Remy snaps up Seattle's Westland Distillery 1 Dec 16

Andy Morton

Remy Cointreau has moved further into the brown spirits category with the acquisition of North American single malt whiskey producer Westland Distillery.


Bavaria eyes expansion with Latis Imports buy 29 Nov 16

Andy Morton

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.


Sun Orchard buys Blue Lake Citrus Products assets 29 Nov 16

Lucy Britner

US juice company Sun Orchard has acquired several Blue Lake Citrus Products assets, including the Noble Juice brand.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?

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