The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Punch Taverns has declined to comment on a report that it may sell its 50% stake in UK drinks supplier Matthew Clark.

Carlsberg has taken another step to scale down its brewing operations in Western Europe by selling its Feldschlösschen brewery in Germany.

The UK arm of Maxxium has reported strong rises in both net sales and profits for its most recent fiscal year, driven by the venture's core brands and the addition of a travel retail business unit.

Heineken is seeking to gain a licence deal to recreate the recipe for what is thought to be the world's oldest surviving bottled beer.

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has added its voice to those anticipating a fresh wave of drinks industry consolidation in the near future.

C&C Group has declined to comment on a report that it may sign bottling contracts with Diageo and Heineken in Ireland.

Almost a third of beer drinkers surveyed by Mintel in the US are drinking less craft beer than they did one year ago, because of the price.

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has moved the MD of its international operations to the new role of senior vice president of corporate development.

Constellation Brands has said that the sale of its Australian and UK wine operations will help it to become more profitable.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's head of marketing in the US has left the brewer.