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Latest Interviews

"The future isn't to get concerned about monolithic brands like Bacardi and Smirnoff, but to encourage and focus on the innovators" - Interview - Amber Beverage Group CEO Seymour Ferreira 30 Oct 2018

Andy Morton

Amber Beverage Group is a good example of a mid-tier alcohol company. Part of the SPI Group, the company employs around 2,000 across its production sites in the Baltics, Russia, Mexico and the UK. It also distributes global brands including its own Riga Black Balsam and Moskovskaya vodkas across the world. According to CEO Seymour Ferreira, Amber prides itself on having global reach while remaining small enough to be as agile as a start-up. Earlier this month, just-drinks sat down with Ferreira to talk about how to compete with the giants of the industry, the difficulties of finding good distributors and why cannabis and low-alcohol offer attractive growth for the future.


"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.

Latest News

Constellation Brands silent on wine sale to E&J Gallo Winery 18 Mar 19

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands is rumoured to have found a buyer for the lower-end of its wine stable, with E&J Gallo Winery thought to have entered the fray.


Coca-Cola Amatil quells Lion Drinks & Dairy acquisition rumours 18 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Coca-Cola Amatil has said it is not pursuing the purchase of Kirin's Australia-based food and beverage unit.


Growpacker buys stake in Keith Villa's Ceria Beverages cannabis beer venture 15 Mar 19

Andy Morton

Canadian cannabis company Growpacker has acquired a stake in Ceria Beverages, the cannabis brewer started by Blue Moon creator Keith Villa.


Likelihood of Pernod Ricard wine assets sale low, despite reports 14 Mar 19

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has been linked to the divestment of its full wine portfolio, although just-drinks understand a transaction is unlikely.


Greene King to follow Fuller's in UK brewing exit? - analyst 14 Mar 19

Andy Morton

Greene King could be the next UK pub estate to offload its brewery operations, with Heineken or Anheuser-Busch InBev a potential buyer, an analyst has forecast.


Campari Group's Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre - Product Launch 13 Mar 19

Lucy Britner

Campari Group has added a VSOP expression to its Grand Marnier Cuvée Collection of Cognac-based liqueurs.



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