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Whiskies Drive 5% U.S. Growth For Diageo, As Cîroc Slips On Pricing Pressure

Diageo continues to enjoy solid sales momentum in its core U.S. spirits and wine business, led by its American and Scotch whisk(e)y brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2014

Angry Orchard Propels Boston Beer To 31% Revenue Rise In First Half Of 2014

Boston Beer Co. may be synonymous with craft beer, but there’s no doubt that cider is the driving force behind the company’s impressive volume and revenue growth in 2014. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2014

Despite Volume Decline In U.S., AB InBev Records 7% H1 Revenue Growth

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has reported a second-quarter volume decline in the U.S., with sales-to-wholesalers falling 3.4% to 28.9 million hectoliters—due to “planned inventory adjustments”—and revenue down 1.9% to $3.6 billion on the same period last year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2014

News Briefs for July 31, 2014

•Heaven Hill Distilleries will release a third bottling of Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Barrel Proof Bourbon this year and three more bottlings next year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 31, 2014

•New York City’s Brooklyn Brewery is looking to expand with a new brewing facility to support strong growth both in the U.S. and abroad. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2014

Host Of Beam Execs Depart After Suntory Deal, But Company Says CEO Shattock Is In For Long Haul

While a raft of Beam Inc. senior executives have left the company since Suntory completed its $16 billion acquisition of the Deerfield, Illinois-based spirits marketer in May, rumors are currently spreading that others—including Matt Shattock, chairman and CEO of the newly formed Beam Suntory—may also be headed out the door. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 30, 2014

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