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Bacardi CEO Ed Shirley springs retirement shock

Bacardi CEO Ed Shirley has sprung a surprise by announcing his resignation after just over two years in the role.

Ardagh Glass strike called off

Workers at Ardagh Glass in Yorkshire and Scotland have called off industrial action which was due to start at the weekend, after management gave them an improved pay offer.

‘Transcendent spirit’ Bacardi risks losing lead in global rum sales

Bacardi is in danger of losing its ‘coveted position’ as the world’s bestselling rum to Philippines rum brand Tanduay, according to a new survey of spirits brands sales in 2012.

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Bacardi USA partners Coke and MIT to bring ‘spirits into digital age’

Bacardi USA has partnered with the Coca-Cola Company and university researchers to created a robotic bartending system called Makr Shakr, and says it can help ‘bring spirits into the digital...

HOUSTON BREWERY GENERAL MANAGER INVESTIGATING CLAIMS WITH OSHA

OSHA cites AB InBev alleging ‘serious’ US safety violations

An influential US Department of Labor safety body has cited Anheuser-Busch, alleging that the firm failed to protect Houston brewery workers from exposure to carbon dioxide and other workplace hazards.

NEW UK DISTILLERY WILL HAVE 'SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER' 3.5M CASE CAPACITY

Bombay Sapphire Master Distiller talks of 'exciting times' on line extensions for Bacardi brand

Bombay Sapphire’s new master distiller Nik Fordham tells BeverageDaily.com it is an ‘exciting time’ for the Bacardi-owned spirit in terms of brand extensions, while the broader gin category is enjoying...

Moody’s feels brighter about beverage industry prospects

Bond credit rating business Moody’s has revised its outlook for the global beverage industry upwards, citing rising middle class demand in emerging markets for high-end wines and spirits from the...

Bacardi Bottling Corporation faces $192,000 fine after worker ‘crushed to death’

Bacardi Bottling Corporation faces a fine of $192,000 after multiple OSHA citations for alleged safety violations, one of which led to a US young worker being crushed to death by...

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Campari exec jumps ship for Bacardi, hails Latin American 'opportunity'

Bacardi has announced the appointment of Gianpaolo Perego as its new regional president of Latin America, with responsibility or leading all the spirit's giant's operations the region.

Pernod Ricard will ‘continue to fight’ Bacardi for Havana Club US trademark

Pernod Ricard tells BeverageDaily.com it will ‘continue to fight’ for its alleged US trademark rights to the Havana Club name, but bitter rival Bacardi USA expects its pending federal application...

Bacardi debuts new exotic flavoured rums in ‘breakthrough’ bottles

Bacardi claims that it is the first company to infuse flavored rums with two novel ingredient combinations, with the US launches also featuring 'breakthrough' temperature and light-activated bottles, as flavoured...

Bacardi loses court battle for Havana rum but vows to fight on

Bacardi has vowed to continue its fight over the Havana Club rum trademark in Spain after it lost its case for the third time over rival Pernod Ricard.

Diageo and Bacardi step up war of words over rum subsidies

A row between rum rivals Diageo and Bacardi escalated last week with the publication of a 13-page statement from Diageo accusing its competitor of leading a hidden campaign to sabotage...

Bacardi invests for whisky success

Spirits group Bacardi yesterday announced a $250m (€183m) investment into production of its Scotch whisky brands amidst increasing global demand for the drink.

Bacardi to take on Baileys in cream liqueur market

After a decade of concentrating on the ready-to-drink sector, leading alcohol brand owners in the UK are turning their attention to other segments as RTD sales begin to stagnate. Widespread...

No float, for now, from Bacardi

Rumours that the Bermuda-based spirits group Bacardi is planning an IPO seem to surface whenever there is little else to report on in the drinks...