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"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

UK's Ossett Brewery offloads 50% stake to BJSS private-equity firm 10 Dec 18

Andy Morton

UK brewer and pub operator Ossett Brewery has sold a 50% stake in its business to a private-equity company.


Constellation Brands to raise female profile with targeted investment push 7 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Constellation Brands has invested in two female-founded drinks brands, Austin Cocktails and Vivify Beverages, as the group launches an investment programme aimed at businesswomen.


Heineken buys into Spain's La Cibeles craft brewer 5 Dec 18

Olly Wehring

Heineken has bought majority control of Spanish craft brewer La Cibeles.


PepsiCo hails personalisation and sustainability as SodaStream deal closes 5 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

PepsiCo's new CEO has highlighted key consumer trends as the company completes the US$3.2bn acquisition of SodaStream.


The Coca-Cola Co still waiting on Coca-Cola Beverages Africa refranchising - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE 4 Dec 18

Lucy Britner

The Coca-Cola Co will miss its target date for the divestment of a controlling stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.


Unilever wins battle to acquire Horlicks 3 Dec 18

Andy Coyne

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has emerged as the winner in the fight to acquire the India-based Horlicks bedtime malt drink brand and other nutrition products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), confirming a EUR3.3bn (US$3.74bn) deal.

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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