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China spirit - How Diageo reinflated baijiu, II

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

China spirit - How Diageo got burned by baijiu, I

In a visit to the home of Diageo's Chinese spirit brand, Shuijingfang, news & insights editor Andy Morton looks back at the fall - and subse...

M&A options for craft brewers - Comment

Craft beer has become the fastest-growing - and the most competitive - segment of the global beer market. With more than 1,700 craft breweri...

What is Refresco buying from Cott Corp? - Focus

Earlier today, Cott Corp agreed to offload its traditional beverage manufacturing business, known as Cott Beverages, to Refresco in a deal w...

Latest Interviews

"I never thought Bulldog would reach these heights"  - Interview, Bulldog Gin founder and CEO, Anshuman Vohra 3 Feb 2017

Lucy Britner

Yesterday, Gruppo Campari announced an agreement to buy Bulldog Gin. Here, just-drinks talks to brand founder Anshuman Vohra about the transaction.


"We are in the beer business, we're not in the banker business" - Interview, Sapporo Holdings president Tsutomu Kamijo - Part I 22 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

Sapporo Holdings is one of Japan's biggest alcohol and soft drinks producers and the country's oldest brewer. This month, Andy Morton met with its president, Tsutomu Kamijo, to discuss why he'd like to get his hands on Anheuser-Busch InBev's Pilsner Urquell, the state of play in Vietnam and why even BrewDog's founder gets excited about Sapporo's beer.

Latest News

FEMSA makes 163% killing from Heineken stake sale 19 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

Mexican group FEMSA has sold off just over 5% of the 20% stake it holds in Heineken, bringing in almost US$3bn.


Innis & Gunn gets shareholder backing for near-30% stake sale to LVMH-backed L Catterton 18 Sep 17

Andy Morton

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has confirmed its intention to divest a near-30% stake to an LVMH-backed private equity firm, after the plan was approved by shareholders. 


Aspall considers sale, with Molson Coors in the frame - report 14 Sep 17

Olly Wehring

Privately-owned Aspall has declined to comment on reports linking the UK cider producer to takeover talks with Molson Coors.


Treasury Wine Estates offloads Hunter Valley site 11 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

Treasury Wine Estates has lined up the sale of a facility in Australia's Hunter Valley, to Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson. 


Innis & Gunn poised to sell 28% stake to LVMH-backed L Catterton 5 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

UK craft brewer Innis & Gunn has received a GBP15m (US19.4m) offer from an LVMH-backed private equity firm for a near-30% stake in the business. 


C&C Group to buy Admiral Taverns stake in takeover move 4 Sep 17

Lucy Britner

C&C Group has lined up the purchase of a 47% holding in Admiral Taverns as part of a takeover of the UK pub operator.

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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