Heres what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Here's what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

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The Coca-Cola Co has “stubbed its toe” in China's bottled water market and lost ground to PepsiCo so far this year, an analyst has warned.

Premium beer production in the US is to increase at twice the rate of the overall industry over the next four years, according to a new just-drinks report.

SABMiller has agreed a deal to buy Foster's Group for AUD5.1 per share in cash, in a deal valuing the business at AUD12.3bn (US$12.6bn), including debt.

Plans to implement a minimum price on alcoholic drinks in Scotland have been dealt a fatal blow by opposition politicians in the country's Parliament.

The owners of Orangina Schweppes Group have confirmed that they have received an offer for the company from Suntory Holdings.

Chinese firm Wahaha has said it is confident of victory when its trademark dispute with Groupe Danone goes before a Swedish tribunal in January.

Belvedere has lined up its Polish vodka brand Sobieski for the US market.

Bacardi has announced that it is to acquire the New Zealand spirits company 42 Below in an all-cash deal valuing the company at NZ138m (US$91m).

Following continued speculation, the brewing group Molson Coors Brewing Company has restated its current position regarding the future of its Brazilian subsidiary Cervejarias Kaiser.

Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) (APBS) believes it has a good defence against the lawsuit filed by a German bank. Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank (HVB) yesterday announced its intention to sue the unit of Asia Pacific Breweries for US$30m.

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