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just-drinks' M&A database - March

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during March, a month that saw Constellation Brands close the...

PepsiCo's Rockstar buy takes energy fight global

The Wall Street Journal got early wind yesterday of PepsiCo's swoop for Rockstar Energy Beverages, publishing an unconfirmed report on the d...

just-drinks' M&A database - February

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during February, a quiet month that saw Constellation Brands d...

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...

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

Diageo's East African Breweries to boost Serengeti Breweries control 1 Apr 20

Andy Morton

Diageo's Kenyan beer unit, East African Breweries Ltd, is to increase its stake in Serengeti Breweries by 30%.


Asahi Group nears US$11.3bn Carlton & United Breweries buy with competition approval 1 Apr 20

Andy Morton

Competition watchdogs in Australia have given the green light to the pending Asahi Group purchase of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) unit in the country.


COVID-19 drag prompts Distell to ready South Africa wine brand offloads 26 Mar 20

Olly Wehring

Distell has put two of its wine brands - along with their estates - on the market as the South Africa-headquartered group looks to "lighten its balance sheet" as sales head south.


Pernod Ricard secures full control of Monkey 47 gin 26 Mar 20

Olly Wehring

Pernod Ricard has upped its majority holding in Monkey 47, taking full ownership of the German high-end gin brand.


Louis Roederer readies Diamond Creek Vineyards buy in California 16 Mar 20

Olly Wehring

Maison Louis Roederer has announced the pending acquisition of Diamond Creek Vineyards in the US.


Pernod Ricard acquires equal share in Italicus aperitivo 12 Mar 20

Andy Morton & Lucy Britner

Pernod Ricard has added aperitivo Italicus to its portfolio in a 50/50 partnership with the brand's owner.



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