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...

Bacardi has announced that its president & CEO, Ed Shirley, has left the company after two years in the role.

Just over six months ago, PepsiCo garnered quite a few headlines when it launched Pepsi Next in Australia. What caught the industry's eye was that this marked the first time that the company had used stevia in the reduced-sugar brand. Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a closer look at the variant and asks: What's next?

The recent release of export numbers for Scotch whisky appeared to be cause to celebrate for the category. But, as Ian Buxton warns, the devil is in the detail.

Despite the hopes of drinks companies' finance departments, the days of hiring a celebrity to push a product are still upon us. Richard Corbett looks not only at when a tie-up with a star has gone right, but also at when it has gone wrong. When it goes wrong, though, has it not also gone right?

Anadolu Efes has positioned itself for a key role in future brewing industry consolidation.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reaffirmed that it intends to dispose of assets but declined to comment on speculation that it has entered talks with Heineken over a sale of its Czech brewer, Pivovary Staropramen.

PepsiCo is aiming to become the largest beverage company in Russia and its recent acquisition of a majority stake in the juice company, JSC Lebedyansky, represents an important step towards achieving this aim. In this month's two-part just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Mike White, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo International, about the company's plans for Russia.

US bottled water sales and consumption continue to rise, as consumers increasingly choose bottled water over other beverages, according to figures out this week.

Foster's Group has said it remains "absolutely committed" to its flagship lager despite selling the full rights to the brand in Europe, Russia and parts of the CIS.

Recently published research indicates that while consumers have taken to the clear and modern marketing techniques employed by New World producers, they still cherish the romance and mystique of wine, which appears to be good news for France. Chris Brook-Carter reviews the evidence.

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