Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail appoints Golin Hong Kong

In a competitive pitch, Golin won “because of its strategic thinking and quality of planning and proposal,” the press release said. Commenting on the appointment, Jane Morgan, Managing Director...

Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

Schweppes 1783 muscovado is a mixer created to enhance the taste of dark spirts like rum and whiskey. Launching in September, the mixer is a naturally flavoured combination...

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open craft beer site in Lithuania

Following a three-year construction project in the city of Klaipėda, the new facility opened its doors as the site of Švyturys Brewery – part of...

Constellation Brands sees first-quarter sales rise 6% to $2.05bn

Operating income stood at $625 million, which was an 11% improvement on last year, while gross profit rose 6% to $1.05 billion. The company has affirmed its full-year...

Which country exports the most beer in the world?

The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over...

Heineken’s Lagunitas introduces cannabis-infused sparkling water

Lagunites joined forces with California cannabis manufacturer CannaCraft to create the Hi-Fi Hops line, which is infused with THC and/or CBD (cannabidiol). CannaCraft, through its AbsoluteXtracts brand, applied...

Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD as media partner

With its extensive analytical and digital expertise, PHD - a subsidiary of the Omnicom Media Group will utilise its market-leading experience to produce strategic planning and...

Diageo aims to boost its stake in China’s Sichuan Shuijingfang

Shanghai-listed Sichuan in mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of alcoholic products. It provides liquor products under the brand of Swellfun and its wine products include...

Which country exports the most beer in the world?

The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2007 to 2016; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations over...

Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

The maker of Neck Oil and Gamma Ray beers said the investment marks “a huge leap to the next level” as it aims to build a...

Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017

Though 2017’s growth is very modest at 0.01%, it follows a decline of -1.25% in 2016, which is a positive turnaround for the industry as...

Heineken to invest £44m to upgrade its UK pub network

Heineken’s leased pub business Star Pubs & Bars is the UK’s third largest pub business, and the investment will upgrade approximately 500 of the company’s 2,900...

Corona raises beach pollution awareness with sculptures made of plastic waste

For World Oceans Day on June 8, Corona launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness about marine plastic pollution, per...

80% of consumers believe craft beer trend will continue – report

DSM surveyed 3,300 consumers in the UK, US, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands, and 80% of respondents said that they would be open to...

New laws to regulate South African beer and the drinking age...

In a statement released on Tuesday (12 June), the committee explained that the bill seeks to amend the current Liquor Products Act to broaden its scope...

Global alcohol consumption up in 2017 thanks to wine and cider

The positive figures follow on from a decline of 1.2% in global alcohol consumption in 2016. Wine contributed to the largest gain in global volume, followed by...

Budweiser ties search to its music history through OOH displays

Budweiser is taking consumers on a trip through its music history with a campaign that combines out-of-home displays with online...

Heineken USA appoints Maggie Timoney as its new CEO

Timoney will succeed Ronald den Elzen on 1 September 2018, as Elzen is returning to the Netherlands to assume a new global leadership position within the Heineken...