just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 16 September 2011

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Exports of Scotch whisky leapt by around a fifth in the first half of 2011, owing to strong demand from emerging markets and also consumers in the US, the Scotch Whisky Association has said.

Foster's Group has formally urged its shareholders to reject an expected hostile takeover bid from SABMiller.

The European Commission has scaled back plans to restrict the use of the colouring Sunset Yellow.

The UK arm of Pernod Ricard has confirmed that its incoming managing director has left the company.

Johnnie Walker has strengthened its position as the biggest-selling spirits brand in the travel retail channel, ahead of next week's TFWA exhibition in Cannes.

Diageo has created a new business unit in North America for up-and-coming drinks brands in its portfolio.

The CEO of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association has said that the drinks industry must adapt to life in a divided UK market, as Scotland prepares to introduce tougher rules on alcohol sales.

PepsiCo has announced several executive changes, including the appointment of a CEO of PepsiCo Americas Beverages.

Grolsch has had a EUR32m fine for participating in a pricing cartel in the Netherlands annulled.

Consumption of imported spirits in Russia grew by 10.6% in 2010 versus 2009, according to a recent report from The IWSR.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: Pernod, Ricard, Diageo, Foster’s, Johnnie Walker, PepsiCo, Scotch Whisky Association, SABMiller, WSTA, Grolsch

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