just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 23 March 2012

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

SABMiller's Accra Brewery Ltd has started full production of Chibuku opaque beer at its brewery in Ghana.

Berry Bros & Rudd Spirits and Global Brands have confirmed a parting of the ways in the UK.

Diageo has been given the green light to launch a tender offer for the remaining shares in Shuijingfang in China.

European spirits producers have warned that pricing controls, such as minimum pricing, are not the “silver bullet” for tackling alcohol harm and are "too simplistic". 

The head of SABMiller's operations in Africa has said that the scramble for mergers & acquisitions in the continent's brewing category is pretty much over.

Major growth rates in emerging markets will mean these regions will rise to represent a third of the Coca-Cola Co's global business by 2020, a senior company representative has forecast.

The UK drinks industry has come out in force against today's UK Budget, which sees a continuation of the alcohol duty escalator.

The head of Danone says he expects volume sales from its bottled water division to remain “resilient”, but warned that Western European markets continue to be “of concern” for the wider business.

Drinks producers have attacked the UK government’s plans to introduce a minimum price as  “misguided” and “regressive”. 

C&C Group is looking to exit the UK's white cider category, just-drinks understands.

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

Companies: SABMiller, Diageo, Coca-Cola Co, Danone, C&C Group

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