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Is SodaStream a 'twofer' solution for PepsiCo?

It was not that long ago that SodaStream International fancied itself as something of a plucky eco-hero, portraying its plastic-free drinks...

Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Could Keurig Dr Pepper lose other brands?

Yesterday, The Coca-Cola Co announced an agreement to purchase a minority stake in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor....

Heineken's China risk to chase A-B InBev

For foreign businesspeople in China, it is the most cliched of scenarios - the over-ambitious company lured to disaster by the appeal of Chi...

Latest Interviews

"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.


"All of us feel a great deal of responsibility" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part II 10 May 2018

Andy Morton

After leading the sell-off of SABMiller's European beer brands to Asahi, Hector Gorosabel was then hired by the Japanese group to take them to a new audience, as CEO of its European office. In the second of just-drinks' two-part interview (click here for part I), Gorosabel discusses how the old SAB playbook is still in use, the challenges of brewing Asahi Super Dry in Europe, and why the health & wellness trend shouldn't frighten the beer industry.

Latest News

PepsiCo takes control of SodaStream International in US$3.2bn deal 20 Aug 18

Andy Morton

PepsiCo is to buy SodaStream International in what could be the final acquisition of CEO Indra Nooyi's leadership.


The Coca-Cola Co to retake control of Philippines operations as FEMSA retreats 17 Aug 18

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is to take back the management of its bottling operations in the Philippines, after Coca-Cola FEMSA announced its decision to sell its majority stake.


Precept Wine makes California play with Truett-Hurst wholesale purchase 16 Aug 18

Olly Wehring

Pacific north-west producer Precept Wine has announced its purchase of the wholesale business unit belonging to California-based wine group Truett-Hurst.


The Coca-Cola Co gazumps Keurig Dr Pepper with Bodyarmor stake purchase 14 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed to acquire a minority holding in sports drinks brand Bodyarmor.


Carlsberg increases Cambrew stake in Cambodia 13 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

Carlsberg has taken majority control of its Cambodian beer JV.


7-Eleven takes majority stake in Australian alcohol delivery start-up Tipple 13 Aug 18

Lucy Britner

The 7-Eleven Group has taken control of an alcohol delivery start-up in Australia, as the convenience store operator looks to invest in on-demand 'last-mile' technology.

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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