just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 5 April 2012

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

The head of Diageo Europe has branded UK minimum pricing a “very bad way to target the problem”, but has shrugged off the proposed law change as being a “long way off”.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has voiced “deep concerns” over proposed changes to Indian laws which could see UK firms – including SAB Miller - be forced to pay significant sums in backdated capital gains tax.

Dunkin' Brands Group has struck an exclusive supply deal with The Coca-Cola Co to supply its restaurants after an agreement with PepsiCo was ended “amicably”.

Molson Coors has agreed a deal to buy Czech brewer StarBev from owners CVC Capital Partners for US$3.54bn, it announced today (April 3).

European spirits producers have made a fresh commitment to responsible marketing standards, applying also to social media, by unveiling new EU-wide guidelines for the sector.

Ian Macleod Distillers is set to reopen Speyside's Tamdhu Distillery.

The head of The Company of Wine People has stepped down from his position due to “a difference of opinion between the expectations of the shareholders” and the group's performance".

SPI Group has confirmed a change of regional director for the Asia Pacific region.

Diageo has lined up two additions to the Johnnie Walker global portfolio, and is pulling two variants from the Scotch whisky brand's stable.

Constellation Brands has finished its fiscal year with rising profits, but sales have continued to struggle in the 12-month period.

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

Companies: Diageo, PepsiCo, Coors, Coca-Cola Co, Ian Macleod Distillers, Johnnie Walker, Constellation

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