The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

US: Dr Pepper Snapple gains US$715m from Coca-Cola Co

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has secured a US$715m payment from The Coca-Cola Co as the two firms have agreed a distribution deal in the US and Canada.

US: Foster's Wine Estates realigns sales teams

The US-based wine unit of Foster's Group has confirmed details behind its new leadership team for distributor management and off-trade accounts.

US: Wines of France to launch US push

Wines of France is preparing to launch a campaign to promote French wines in the US market.

UK: Diageo breaks ground on Scotch whisky bottling plant

Building work has begun on the GBP86m (US$124m) extension to Diageo's Scotch whisky bottling plant in Fife, which is set to create 400 jobs.

US: Rémy Cointreau announces marketing changes in US

Rémy Cointreau has confirmed a brace of marketing appointments at its US subsidiary.

INDIA: PepsiCo lines up India facility closure? - report

PepsiCo is considering the closure of its factory in the Palakkad district of the state of Kerala, according to local sources.

GLOBAL: Alcohol giants create responsible drinking website

Some of the world's leading alcoholic drinks firms have joined forces to set up a website that highlights their efforts to reduce harmful drinking.

Focus - Brown-Forman targets Brazil in export drive

Jack Daniel whiskey distiller Brown-Forman is investing heavily in Brazil as part of its strategy to expand drinks sales in emerging markets.

In the Spotlight - Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Michelle Russell examines market reaction to this week's Dr Pepper Snapple deal with The Coca-Cola Co.

Focus - Carlsberg making waves in Asia

Carlsberg is backing its bark with bite in Asia after seeing off rivals to take a greater stake in China's Chongqing Brewery.