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The key facts behind the latest news stories.



just the Facts - Heineken's Nigerian Breweries & Consolidated Breweries 5 Dec 2014

Earlier today, Heineken confirmed that a plan to merge two of its Nigerian units - Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries - remains on tracks. Minority shareholders in both firms have voted in favour of the deal.


just the Facts - SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co, Coca-Cola Sabco form Coca-Cola Beverages Africa 28 Nov 2014

Yesterday, SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Co and Gutsche Family Investments – the owner of Coca-Cola Sabco - announced their intention to combine their bottling operations in east and southern Africa. Here, we take a look at the finer detail of the arrangement.


just the Facts - Australian wine in China 18 Nov 2014

Yesterday it emerged that China is to drop duty on imports of Australian wine after the two countries signed a new free trade agreement. Here is a quick breakdown of how Australian wine fares in China:


just the Facts - Krombacher 18 Nov 2014

Last month, just-drinks met Oliver Braun, the export and international sales director for Krombacher. Here's a closer look at the German brewer.


just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit Pub Co 4 Nov 2014

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator is getting for its money:


just the Facts – Tequila Don Julio 3 Nov 2014

Earlier today, Diageo announced that it is swapping the 50% of Tequila Don Julio held by Jose Cuervo for its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand and US$408m. Here is a closer look at Don Julio.


just the Facts - Top Ten Wine Brands in UK 24 Oct 2014

Here, courtesy of Nielsen, is a list of the top ten wine brands in the UK off-trade for the year to 11 October.


just the Facts - Casa Noble Tequila 13 Aug 2014

Earlier today, Constellation Brands announced it is branching out into Tequila with the acquisition of Casa Noble . Here just-drinks takes a more detailed look at the brand:


just the Facts - Diageo in the US 30 May 2014

Yesterday (29 May), Diageo announced its intention to spend US$115m on a new whiskey distillery in the US. Here, we look at the company's existing production footprint in the country.


just The Facts - Drambuie 22 May 2014

The owner of Drambuie today (22 May) confirmed that the liqueur is up for sale. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the brand.


just The Facts - Carlsberg's Tuborg brand 19 May 2014

Carlsberg today launched a new campaign for its Tuborg beer as it targets 18- to 22-year-olds, particularly in Eastern Europe. Here's just-drinks takes a look at the lager brand and its position in the global market.


just the Facts - Emperador Inc 9 May 2014

After months of speculation, a buyer for Scotch whisky producer Whyte & Mackay finally emerged today (9 May). Philippines-based Emperador Inc has agreed to acquire the business from Diageo-controlled United Spirits for GBP430m (US$729m). Here, just-drinks offers a more detailed look at Emperador:


just the Facts - Kenwood Vineyards 24 Apr 2014

Earlier today (24 April), Pernod Ricard announced its intention to acquire Kenwood Vineyards in the US. Here's a look at some facts and figures on Kenwood.


just the Facts - Top 10 Australian Wine Export Markets by Volume, Value 16 Apr 2014

Earlier today (16 April) Wine Australia released a report on category exports in the 12 months to the end of March. Here we detail the top 10 markets by volume and value and how they performed:


just the Facts - Ireland's Whiskey Distilleries 9 Apr 2014

Earlier today, the Irish Whiskey Association came into being. Here, courtesy of the new trade body, is a map of Ireland's whiskey distilleries.


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