The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

The on-trade in the Republic of Ireland is experiencing “effective meltdown”, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.

The European Federation of Bottled Waters (EFBW) has moved to dismiss criticism that its industry is environmentally-damaging by claiming that the ecological footprint of bottled water is lighter than other soft-drinks.

The Edrington Group has reported double digit rises in turnover and profit before tax for its full year on the back of strong performances from its leading brands.

United Spirits has lined up the acquisition of majority control of Indian drinks firm Pioneer Distilleries.

Millennium Alcobev, the Indian brewing joint venture between Heineken and United Breweries, is set to be merged in to the Indian firm.

The head of Diageo saw his annual salary leap by 72% last year, according to the firm's annual report.

The managing director of Beam Global Spirits & Wine in Europe has warned of a potential brand drain from the UK spirits market unless the industry can work together to improve its profitability.

  • The CEO of Carlsberg has said that the brewer will look at adjacent categories to beer in a bid to broaden its offering globally.
  • UK wine drinkers are drinking less and losing interest in the category, according to research.

    The CEO of Gruppo Campari has described the purchase of liqueur brands Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist as financially very attractive and insisted that the deal still leaves room for the Italian group to make further acquisitions.