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Diageo has appointed Stock Spirits Group to exclusively distribute its premium brands across Czech.

AG Barr and Britvic have agreed on the details of an all-share merger, which will create one of Europe's largest soft drinks makers.

Europe will push world wine production slightly higher in 2011, according to a forecast from the International Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV).

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is believed to be intent on building a US-wide distribution network for alcoholic drinks, in a move that would increase the pressure on existing players.

Australia has a wine surplus of 100m cases and the country's wine industry is facing its toughest period for two decades, according to a stark new report by leading industry bodies.

InBev may look to sell its Beck's beer brand as part of disposals following the brewer's takeover of Anheuser-Busch.

The privatisation of Swedish state-owned alcohol concern Vin & Sprit has been brought forward as an indirect result of the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, Swedish media has reported.

Brewing giant InBev has dismissed accusations that Belgian executives are being pushed out of the company in favour of managers from Latin American unit AmBev.

Lion Nathan's CEO seems to have ruled out further acquisitions in the wine industry in the short term.

Altia, the Finnish state-owned alcohol  producer, has acquired the Swedish drinks maker Scandinavian Beverage Group (SBG).

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