The week in drinks

The week in drinks

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

US: Coca-Cola Co launches first World Cup TV ad

The Coca-Cola Co has launched the first television advert of its FIFA World Cup ‘Celebrations’ campaign.

UK: SABMiller sees volumes come in flat for full-year

Organic lager volumes in SABMiller's full-year remained flat in its latest fiscal year, with financial performance expected to be in line with expectations.

US: Eastern Europe factors in Coca-Cola Co flat volumes

The Coca-Cola Co has blamed Eastern and south-east Europe for driving flat volumes in Europe for its first quarter.

AUS: Australian wine at "watershed" moment

Investment bank Rabobank has said that Australia needs to pull up vines quicker if its wine industry is to rebalance supply and demand.

CHINA: Anheuser-Busch InBev begins Sichuan brewery construction

The Chinese arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has begun construction of a new brewery in Sichuan province in the country.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken in no rush to sell brewery sites

A fall in property prices linked to the global economic crisis has held up Heineken's efforts to raise cash by selling brewery sites.

US: Constellation Brands adds Cott Corp CEO to board

Constellation Brands has announced the addition of Cott Corp's CEO to its board of directors.

GLOBAL: Scotch whisky discounting "unsustainable" - survey

Almost a third of the Scotch whisky industry believes that the current discounting and promotional environment in Europe is unsustainable, according to a just-drinks survey.

Focus - US: PepsiCo expects “challenging” H1

PepsiCo has said that it expects the first-half of 2010 to be “challenging”, with “more bumps in the road” in the second quarter.

UK: Scientists dilute figures in case for minimum pricing

The Scottish Government's case for a minimum price on alcoholic drinks has been weakened after key scientists in the debate said the policy would be less effective than first thought.