The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Diageo has launched a global promotional campaign for its Tanqueray London Dry gin brand.

Pernod Ricard's Malibu Cocktails

Coopers Brewery has signed a ten-year licensing agreement with Sapporo to brew and distribute the Japanese brewer's beer in Australia.

The Coca-Cola Co has said that it sees "a very challenging cycle" in Japan in the second half of the year, following the earthquake and tsunami in the country.

Pernod Ricard has added an “ultra-premium” Tequila to its portfolio through a joint venture with Tequila Avión.

Red Bull North America is to pull its energy shot and cola variants in the region.

Rémy Cointreau has thanked its "more upbeat" distributors for helping deliver a strong rise in sales in its first fiscal quarter.

StarBev has switched control of its flagship Staropramen brand in the UK from Anheuser-Busch InBev to Carlsberg.

PepsiCo has said that the operating performance of its North America beverage division was "well below expectations" in the second quarter of 2011.

SABMiller has said that its first fiscal quarter financial performance is "in line" with its expectations, despite volumes in both India and the US coming in below a year earlier.