The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito has said that a lack of control over its Chinese joint-ventures has hurt revenue in the country.

William Grant & Sons has confirmed details of a change of chairman.

The Coca-Cola Co has denied that it is in talks to buy energy-drinks producer Monster Beverage Corp.

New products and solid international growth should give Vimto-producer Nichols a strong start to the year, analysts have said.

Unique and high-end 'boutique' spirits helped the US spirits markets grow by 3.5% by volume in 2011, according to a new report.    

Diageo remains on course to hit its medium-term target of 6% organic sales growth after announcing its Q3 results, according to analysts.

The deputy MD at Pernod Ricard's UK division is set to stand down from the role.

PepsiCo is to revisit one of its most successful marketing campaigns with the launch of a billion Michael Jackson Pepsi cans.

The US$605m acquisition of Pinnacle Vodka will give Beam Inc “two barrels of a gun that fires very well”, according to the company's CEO.

Opportunities for international drinks firms in China are “just beginning” but companies should be equally aware of Far East companies eyeing opportunities in the West, according to industry experts.