just the Ten - Top Hot Topics of 2010

By | 23 December 2010

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas.

Here are the ten most read Hot Topics on just-drinks in 2010.

10: Heineken beats SABMiller to FEMSA Cerveza

In January, Heineken has labelled its deal for FEMSA Cerveza as one of the biggest in the brewer's history, but analysts highlighted FEMSA's fragility in Brazil as a weak point in the agreement.

9: Focus - Indage Vintners

The rise and fall of Indian wine company Indage Vintners.

8: Focus - FIFA World Cup 2010

A series of features that ran in June ahead of the World Cup, which was held in South Africa.

7: Round-Up - The Trials and Tribulations of Belvédère

France-based Belvédère Group has spent the last year juggling its debt, while looking for a suitor to buy its Marie Brizard unit. Here's the full back-story.

6: Focus - Beer in Asia

On a continent-by-continent basis, Asia is top of the pile when it comes to beer consumption. The region offers many opportunities for growth for the global brewers - welcome words in these trying times. Gavin Blair in Tokyo, Frances Wang in Shanghai, Raghavendra Verma in New Delhi and Karryn Miller, take a closer look at the region.

5: Round-Up - Coca-Cola Co's move for Coca-Cola Enterprises

The Coca-Cola Co completed its takeover of the North America operations of its major bottler, Coca-Cola Enterprises, in October. Here's a round-up of our coverage of the transaction.

4: Focus - Russia's Colourful Beer Market

Russia's beer market has generated way more than its fair share of headlines in 2010. Here's why.

3: Round-Up - Remy Cointreau to Offload Champagne

In November, Remy Cointreau announced that it is looking to sell its Champagne unit. Here, we bring together just-drinks coverage of the race to buy the Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck brands.

2: Round-Up - The End of Fortune Brands?

Fortune Brands confirmed this month that it will split its three businesses but hold on to Beam Global Spirits & Wine. just-drinks' coverage of the situation is all here.

1: Spotlight - The 'Battle' for Foster's Group

In August, a bid was finally made for Foster's Treasury Wine Estates division. The Australian company, however, rejected the offer. Here's how the saga panned out.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: FEMSA, Heineken, SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Remy, Cointreau, Marie Brizard, Fortune Brands, Beam Global, Foster’s

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