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Comment - Kraft, Heinz and the Merger Landscape

Following the announcement that Kraft Foods and Heinz are to merge, Ray Rowlands looks at some other actual - and would-be - company unions...

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...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.

Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

Latest News

MBG seals The Feel Good Drinks Co buy 20 Apr 15

Andy Morton

German drinks supplier MBG Group has completed its acquisition of The Feel Good Drinks Co, days after buying a stake in another UK drinks firm.

Carlsberg acquires Chinese JV Wusu Beer Group 20 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Carlsberg is set to take full ownership of Chinese brewer Wusu Beer Group (WBG) as it continues to up its presence in the country.

Coca-Cola eyes Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage buy 17 Apr 15

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has offered to buy Chinese protein drinks maker Xiamen Culiangwang Beverage Technology in a deal worth US$400m.

DPSG snaps up Bai Brands stake 17 Apr 15

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has bought a minority stake in Bai 5-owner Bai Brands for US$15m.

Elysian brewer departs in wake of A-B InBev deal 15 Apr 15

Andy Morton

The head brewer of craft brewer Elysian has left the company days after it was fully acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Heineken acquires major stake in Pivovarna Lasko 13 Apr 15

Olly Wehring

Heineken has emerged victorious from the auction process for a majority stake in Slovenian brewer and soft drinks producer Pivovarna Lasko.

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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