In numbers


Turkish soft drink producer Uludag has received a loan of €15m from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


Madre Mezcal has secured $3m investment in a Series A funding round that was led by New York City-based venture capital studio Room 9.


Nespresso has decided to expand the Avenches production centre in Switzerland with an investment of $126m, to meet the growing demand for high-quality premium coffees.


Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I has revealed plans to invest more than £115m in its two major UK breweries.


SunOpta has acquired Hain Celestial Group’s North America non-dairy beverages brands, Dream and WestSoy, for a total consideration of $33m.

In brief

Nestlé Waters begins operations as BlueTriton Brands

Bottled water provider Nestlé Waters North America has commenced operations under the new ‘BlueTriton Brands’ name.

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Victory Brewing Company enters hard seltzer segment in the US

US-based Victory Brewing Company has entered the hard seltzer segment with the launch of Victory Waves.

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E & J Gallo Winery’s spirits division to acquire Agave Loco

The spirits division of E & J Gallo Winery has finalised an agreement to acquire Agave Loco, owner of cream liqueur brand RumChata.

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Amber Beverage Group to build new automated warehouse facility

Luxembourg-based alcohol manufacturer and distributor Amber Beverage Group has signed an agreement with warehousing equipment maker Jungheinrich for purchasing €15.5m equipment for its automated high-bay warehouse.

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Further reading

Everything you need to know about Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO switch-up
With Carlos Britos now confirmed to be leaving the company after 15 years at the helm, we have a look at his legacy over at, as well as profiling his recently announced replacement, Michel Doukeris.

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How Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito changed the drinks industry like no other

Who is Anheuser-Busch InBev's next CEO?