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

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

M&A activity in the UK food and drink sectors last year fell markedly compared to a year earlier, according to recent research.

Pernod Ricard and Remy Cointreau's sales in China are at risk of getting “caught in the crossfire” over a wider crackdown on corruption, according to an analyst.

Beam Inc expects Bourbon sales to continue heading north and is planning to invest in infrastructure to support growth.

The Coca-Cola Co's announcement that it has produced its first "billion-dollar brand" in an emerging market is a sign of things to come.

The largest bottler of PepsiCo beverages, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), this week released its full-year results, likely the last for the firm as an independent company. Michelle Russell examines the market reaction.

Increased investment by multinationals is transforming the rum sector which, according to a new report from just-drinks and IWSR, could be the next "hot" international spirits category. Ben Cooper reports.

Growing consumer interest in the health-enhancing properties of previously unknown fruits has proved a significant boon for the soft drinks industry. Most of these superfruits end up in juice form, writes Shane Starling, providing soft drinks producers with a constant stream of new product opportunities at premium price points.

Wine exports from New Zealand last year registered a leap of almost a third on 2005, according to figures published today (9 February).

Flat domestic sales and mounting costs have led to a slump in full-year profits at Anheuser-Busch.

Vodka brand Absolut, produced by Swedish company V&S Group, has reported an increase in global sales to 76.1m litres. In Absolut's core market of the US, sales are up 3.4% to 41.8m litres.

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