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IPO done, what next for Jose Cuervo? - Analysis

Almost five months since going public, and Jose Cuervo has already changed its culture to become more results-driven. That's pretty quick, f...

The future of M&A for Constellation - Analysis

Earlier this year, the rumour mill went into overdrive when a CNBC report suggested Constellation Brands had made a move to acquire Brown-Fo...

Why doesn’t Diageo buy Fever-Tree? - Analysis

Following the purchase of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev last year, no drinks company can be ruled out as a takeover target, whatever its...

Brown-Forman keeps it in the family

Has someone got their cheeky hat on, or has Constellation Brands got a bit too big for its boots? Yesterday’s reports linking Constellation...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Bulldog Gin founder and CEO 3 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Gruppo Campari announced an agreement to buy Bulldog Gin. Here, just-drinks talks to brand founder Anshuman Vohra about the transaction.


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.

Latest News

AB InBev makes energy drink, sparkling water play 20 Jul 17

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev's US unit has acquired two energy drinks and sparkling water firms in the country, as it looks to increase its presence in non-alcoholic beverages.


Quintessential sells Irish whiskey stake to Stock 17 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

Quintessential Brands is offloading a 25% stake in its Irish whiskey business to Stock Spirits, as it looks to raise capital for its facility in Dublin.


Moet Hennessy buys Woodinville Whiskey Co in US 13 Jul 17

Olly Wehring

Moët Hennessy has made a craft spirits move, acquiring Woodinville Whiskey Co in the US.


Pernod offloads Glenallachie Scotch distillery 12 Jul 17

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has sold off Glenallachie Distillery to a private consortium for an undisclosed sum.


Trump, Brexit puts global M&A in freefall - study 7 Jul 17

Andy Morton

Political upheaval around the world, including Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, have pushed mergers and acquisitions in the FMCG area to their lowest levels for five years, a new report has said.


Proximo buys Australia's Island2Island distributor 7 Jul 17

Lucy Britner

Jose Cuervo-owned Proximo Spirits has purchased Australian distribution firm Island2Island.

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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