The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Remy Cointreau has concluded its hunt for Bruichladdich Distillery Company with a GBP58m (US$90.3m) purchase of the Islay-based Scotch whisky producer.

Kirin Holdings is considering launching its own bid for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), according to reports.
Appalling weather in parts of Europe may have masked the soft drinks industry's longer-term economic problems, according to the head of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).
China will account for around 40% of global beer volume growth in the next four years, with SABMiller best placed to take advantage, according to analysts.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has confirmed that it will appeal a trademark ruling in favour of drinks retailer The Mill Liquorsave in New Zealand, over the latter's MacGowans spirits brand.
The European Commission is set to conduct research into how beneficial geographical indications (GI) are.
Diageo has lined up two executive changes in North America, triggered by the departure of the CFO of its unit in the region.
Record corn crop failures in the US won't affect PepsiCo's full-year results, the soft drinks company has said.
Heineken has agreed to give Fraser & Neave (F&N) an extra week to consider its SGD5.1bn (US$4.07bn) offer to take full control of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB). 
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) remains on an even keel as rivals feel the pinch of a weakening consumer market, according to the company's CEO.