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UK: William Grant & Sons silent on Drambuie bid talk

William Grant & Sons has stayed quiet on speculation that it is one of a handful of companies looking to buy Scotch whisky liqueur brand Dra...

UK: Diageo faces public consultation over Whyte & Mackay sale

The UK's competition authority has signalled it is happy with Emperador Inc as the buyer of Diageo-controlled Whyte & Mackay (W&M), but is a...

US: Bacardi denies contract breach as New England Patriots file complaint

Bacardi has said it “firmly disagrees” with claims by American football team the New England Patriots, which is suing the drinks group for a...

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MEXICO: Coca-Cola FEMSA sees purchases lead in H1 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Coca-Cola FEMSA has seen sales in its half-year receive a boost from last year's purchases in Brazil and Mexico.


US: Coca-Cola Enterprises details quarterly dividend 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Coca-Cola Enterprises has declared its latest quarterly dividend.


Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: Compania Licorera de Nicaragua's Flor de Cana Blanco Reserva 7 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua has lined up a seven-year-old white variant of its Flor de Caña rum brand.


US: Liqs Cocktail Shots enters Texas, Massachusetts 23 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Liqs has expanded the US distribution of its namesake cocktail shots into two new states eight months after launching in Florida.


Product Launch - TRAVEL RETAIL: William Grant & Sons' Kininvie 17 Year Old Batch No 1 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

William Grant has released its first batch of Kininvie 17 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky into Travel Retail.


US: Voters to decide on San Francisco soda tax - reports 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

San Francisco’s residents are set to have their say on whether the city introduces a tax on sugary soda, according to reports.


US: PepsiCo drinks volumes rise but profits dip in Q2 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

PepsiCo has reported a 1% lift in beverage volumes in its second quarter, although net profits in the three-month period fell slightly.


UK: Alcohol retailer group appoints Tesco exec as chairman 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The UK body for alcohol retailer standards has appointed a Tesco executive as it new chairman.


UK: Diageo's Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Diageo has been warned not to imply alcohol can “overcome boredom” in its future advertising in the wake of a ban on a Facebook ad for its Captain Morgan rum brand.


INDIA: Allied Blenders & Distillers restarts chase for Tilaknagar Industries 22 Jul 2014

Kevin Jacobs

Allied Blenders & Distillers and Tilaknagar Industries have reopened talks over a potential merger, just-drinks has learnt.


US/BELGIUM: Green Flash to brew, sell in Europe after St-Feuillien deal 22 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

US craft brewer Green Flash is set to launch its flagship beer in Europe after agreeing a production and distribution deal with Belgium brewer St-Feuillien.


US: Malibu Coast secures American Viticultural Area status 22 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Vineyards on California's Malibu Coast are able to geographically label their products after the region won official recognition as an American Viticultural Area (AVA).


US: Monster Beverage defends itself over 'injury' lawsuit 22 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Monster Beverage has said there is no “credible evidence” it is implicated in the case of a 16-year-old boy who suffered heart failure and an unspecified injury after allegedly drinking a can of the firm's namesake energy drink.


US: Campbell Soup Co targets vegetable juices, protein shakes in comeback plan 22 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Campbell Soup Co has unveiled plans to “revitalise” its beverage business by expanding its V8 vegetable juice flavours and taking the brand into protein shakes.


US: Volumes hold firm, but Coca-Cola Co numbers dip in H1 and Q2 22 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

The Coca-Cola Co has seen sales and profits struggle in both the first half of 2014 and the second quarter.


UK: William Grant & Sons silent on Drambuie bid talk 22 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

William Grant & Sons has stayed quiet on speculation that it is one of a handful of companies looking to buy Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie.


UK: Diageo faces public consultation over Whyte & Mackay sale 22 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

The UK's competition authority has signalled it is happy with Emperador Inc as the buyer of Diageo-controlled Whyte & Mackay (W&M), but is awaiting the result of a public consultation before making a final ruling.


US: Living Essentials vows to stand firm as states attack 5-Hour Energy ad claims 21 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Living Essentials, the makers of 5-Hour Energy drinks, has said it refuses to be “bullied” after three US states filed lawsuits against it for allegedly deceptive ads.


Product Launch - US: CL Financial's Amaro di Angostura 21 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

CL Financial's House of Angostura unit has lined up the US launch of an Amaro liqueur under the Angostura brand name.


US: Ardagh Group to close New Jersey site, 290 jobs to go 21 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Ardagh Group has confirmed plans to close one of its glass bottle production sites in the US, with around 290 jobs set to be lost.


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