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The just-drinks guide to incubator funds

The last five years have seen a raft of drinks firms launch all kinds of venture capital funds, incubator units and start-up accelerators as...

How soft drinks co's can work to ensure growth

The ongoing fallout from the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group earlier this year has prompted soft drinks commenta...

Will drinks have a cannabis-inspired October?

We're approaching the first anniversary of Constellation Brands' move into the cannabis space. And, if drinks industry observers were excite...

The just-drinks M&A Database - Sept 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during September, a month that was dominated by transactions i...

Latest Interviews

"We've got to be part of a wider ecosystem to succeed" - Daniel Grubbs, MD of the PepsiCo Ventures Group 18 Sep 2018

Dean Best

PepsiCo is to take its Nutrition Greenhouse accelerator programme to North America after launching the initiative in Europe, where it is in its second year. Dean Best spoke to PepsiCo executive Daniel Grubbs about why the US food and drinks giant is bringing the scheme to its domestic market, what it has learnt so far and why such programmes are important strategically to one of the largest players in the sector.


"Havana Club belongs to Cuba" - just-drinks meets Cuba Ron Corp president Juan Gonzalez 12 Jul 2018

Andy Morton

It has been 25 years since Pernod Ricard created a joint-venture with the Cuban Government to bring the Havana Club rum brand to international markets. Last month, just-drinks visited Havana to speak to the two men who currently spearhead the JV, Havana Club International CEO Christian Barré and Juan Gonzalez, the president of Pernod's partner, Cuba's Cuba Ron Corp. In the second of a two-part series, news & insights editor Andy Morton went to Cuba Ron's Havana HQ to speak to Gonzalez, who has led the state-run entity for the last eight years. During their time together, Gonzalez talked about the Government's relationship with Pernod, its hopes of an end to the US trade embargo and why he believes that Cuban rum does not belong to Bacardi.

Latest News

Constellation Brands reviews wine portfolio options amid sale report 23 Oct 18

Andy Morton

Constellation Brands has said it is considering "a variety of potential options" for its wine portfolio following a report the company is looking to sell some US wine brands.


Capri-Sun Group takes over Austrian energy tea start-up All I Need 23 Oct 18

Andy Morton

Capri-Sun Group has acquired a majority stake in Austrian beverage start-up All I Need, which makes a range of tea-based energy drinks.


Alibaba eyes wine opportunity with US$290m investment in 1919.cn - report 22 Oct 18

Andy Morton

Alibaba is to invest CNY2bn (US$290m) in Chinese alcohol retailer 1919.cn, according to a report.


If you read only one thing... - This week's must-reads on just-drinks 19 Oct 18

Lucy Britner

Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.


Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks 19 Oct 18

Andy Coyne

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.


Oetker Group to buy 60% stake in Belvini wine trading platform 18 Oct 18

Andy Morton

German conglomerate Oetker Group has lined up the purchase of a majority stake in wine trading platform Belvini for an undisclosed sum.

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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