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Will 2020 see Campari Group back on the M&A hunt?

The time could be ripe for Campari Group to make another major acquisition, with the company able to call on a possible war chest of up to E...

just-drinks' M&A database - December

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during December, a month that saw Diageo move into on-tap cock...

Molson Coors Europe, International - For sale?

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its nam...

Constellation cuts losses on Ballast Point folly

Ballast Point has fallen victim to the new broom of Constellation CEO Bill Newlands, who since his appointment in March has shown a determin...

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

Molson Coors agrees Atwater Brewing acquisition 22 Jan 20

Andy Morton

Molson Coors is to buy Detroit brewer Atwater Brewing.


'Whassup' returns in Canada for Budweiser, Uber Super Bowl tie-up - video 21 Jan 20

Olly Wehring

The Canadian division of Anheuser-Busch has lined up this year's Super Bowl advert for Budweiser in the country, with the 'Whassup' tagline set for a rerun.


Purity Organic snaps ups Sweet Leaf Tea in Dunn’s River Brands deal 15 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

California-based organic food company Purity Organic has acquired the owner of the Sweet Leaf Tea iced-tea brand.


Encore Consumer Capital snaps up US contract brewer Lion Beverages 8 Jan 20

Lucy Britner

US private-equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has acquired Pennsylvania-based contract manufacturer Lion Beverages.


Distill Ventures dives deeper into non-alc spirits with Ritual Zero Proof investment 6 Jan 20

Andy Morton

Diageo-back incubator programme Distill Ventures has taken a minority stake in another non-alcoholic spirits maker, Ritual Zero Proof.


The Coca-Cola Co takes full ownership of dairy business Fairlife 6 Jan 20

Simon Harvey

The Coca-Cola Co has taken full control of Fairlife after buying a complete stake in the milk beverages company.



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