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Is A-B InBev/SABMiller 'Mega-Merger' Off?

Many industry observers will have linked yesterday's major food M&A story with the ongoing rumbles around Anheuser-Busch InBev's widely-expe...

Who should Stock Spirits Acquire?

With Stock Spirits still keen to increase its footprint in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE), which companies should it have on its shopping li...

Stock Spirits keen to buy, despite M&A stall

The head of Stock Spirits has reiterated his disappointment at the company's failure to land an acquisition last year, but has maintained th...

Five Years Ago - Diageo Moves for Shuijingfang

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind th...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Funkin's CEO, Andrew King 23 Mar 2015

Andy Morton

Cocktail mixers and syrups firm Funkin is now part of the AG Barr portfolio after the closure of a multi-million deal last month. Here, Funkin CEO Andrew King explains how he can help Barr grow its on-trade presence, why Angola is a new focus for cocktails and what he has planned for Irn Bru.

Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.

Latest News

Dufry buys WDF, more consolidation predicted 31 Mar 15

Andy Morton

The international head of Fifth Generation, owner of Tito's Handmade Vodka, has said that more consolidation in the global Travel Retail sector is "inevitable" after Dufry agreed a stake purchase deal with World Duty Free (WDF) .

Moet Hennessy sells Scotch Malt Whisky Society 31 Mar 15

James Wilmore

Moet Hennessy's Glenmorangie unit has sold The Scotch Malt Whisky Society to a group of private investors for an undisclosed sum.

Marston's buys Thwaites' beer unit 31 Mar 15

James Wilmore

Marston's has agreed to acquire the beer division of fellow UK brewer Daniel Thwaites for GBP25.1m (US$37m).

Bacardi Brown-Forman here to stay 30 Mar 15

Olly Wehring

Bacardi has confirmed that its sales and marketing partnership with Brown-Forman will not be affected by its entrance into the Bourbon category, which was announced today.

Bacardi bags a Bourbon with Angel's Envy buy 30 Mar 15

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon category with the purchase of the Louisville-based Angel's Share Brands, owner of the “super-premium” Angel's Envy.

Oskar Blues Brewery snaps up Perrin Brewing Co 30 Mar 15

James Wilmore

Oskar Blues Brewery has acquired fellow US craft brewer Perrin Brewing Co for an undisclosed sum.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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