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INDIA: PepsiCo silent on sugar cut report 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo has declined to comment on reports that it is looking to cut sugar content in its beverages after CEO Indra Nooyi met with officials in India.

FRANCE: Burgundy producer Domaine Chanzy to float on LSE 27 Aug 2014

Stuart Todd

Burgundy wine producer Domaine Chanzy has confirmed it is planning to float between 20% and 30% of its capital on the London Stock Exchange by the end of year.

BERMUDA: Bacardi announces CFO switch 27 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Bacardi has appointed a new chief financial officer as the current incumbent has left the firm after less than two years in the role.

THAILAND/INDONESIA: Ichitan Group lines up US$37m JV 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Thailand's Ichitan Group is to build a plant in Indonesia after agreeing to set up a THB1.18bn (US$37m) joint-venture with PT Atri Pasifix.

US: Napa Valley wineries urged to help earthquake-hit colleagues 27 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Wineries in California's Napa Valley are being encouraged to help out neighbouring producers affected by Sunday's earthquake, the worst in the area for 25 years.

US: Brown-Forman upbeat on full-year despite slower Q1 27 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Brown-Forman is targeting a mid to high single-digit increase in full-year sales, although the first quarter saw sales growth slow.

US: Mendocino Wine Co secures Paul Dolan brands as legal fight ends 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

The Mendocino Wine Company (MWC) has settled a long-running dispute with former president Paul Dolan and won full control of his namesake brands.

INDIA: Allied Blenders & Distillers takes 50% rights for Mansion House, Savoy Club - reports 27 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD) has acquired 50% ownership rights for Mansion House brandy and Savoy Club whiskey in south Asia, according to local reports.

UK: ASA rejects complaints over Wells & Young's Estrella Damm ad - video 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Wells & Young's has escaped punishment from the UK's advertising watchdog after complaints an ad for Estrella Damm beer linked alcohol to sexual success.

US: Glacier Water Services' H1 losses widen 27 Aug 2014

Andy Morton

Glacier Water Services' bottom line troubles continue as its first-half losses widened despite another quarterly sales boost.

US: Jones Soda Co CEO becomes largest shareholder 27 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

The CEO of Jones Soda Co is now the US firm's largest shareholder after buying an additional 1.8m shares in the group.

Product Launch - UK: Distell's Nederburg 56 Hundred 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Distell has added a new range to its Nederburg wine portfolio.

US: SABMiller executive to become CFO at Beam Suntory 26 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has tempted Mauricio Restrepo from SABMiller to become its next CFO.

Product Launch - NEW ZEALAND: Thomson Whisky's Manuka Smoke Whisky 26 Aug 2014

Olly Wehring

Thomson Whisky has started production of Manuka Smoke Whisky, which the company believes will be the world’s first Manuka smoked whisky.

NORWAY/LATVIA: NP Foods Group to be acquired by Orkla 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

NP Foods Group, owner of the Gutta juice brand, has agreed a deal to be taken over by Norway's Orkla for an undisclosed sum.

UK: Brown-Forman unveils Jack Daniel's birthday campaign 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Brown-Forman has released details of this year's UK campaign to celebrate the birthday of Jack's Daniel's, the founder of the American whiskey brand.

INDIA: United Spirits' board aims to sign-off delayed results next week 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

United Spirits, the Diageo-controlled drinks firm, is set to hold a board meeting next week in a bid to approve the unit's delayed full-year financial results.

S AFRICA: Distell FY boosted by Sub-Sahara Africa, weak rand 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Strong sales in its export markets and a weak South African rand has helped Distell deliver a double-digit rise in full-year revenue.

US: California wine industry to see minimal supply impact from earthquake - Wine Institute 26 Aug 2014

James Wilmore

Supplies of California wines are unlikely to be significantly affected by the earthquake that hit two of the state's main wine regions at the weekend, according to a trade group.

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