just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 19 October 2012

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

The premium-and-above spirits category is set to outpace lower-priced sectors over the next five years as wealthy, older consumers in the West seek out high-value products, a new study shows.

An investigation by New York's attorney general into marketing claims made by energy drinks producer Monster could "open the door" for private lawsuits to be launched against the group, a legal expert has warned.

Diageo has announced plans to double capacity at one of its Scotch whisky distilleries as part of an overall programme of investment in its Scottish facilities.

The Coca-Cola Co has survived its toughest quarter of the year and looks good for long-term growth, an analyst has said.

China's cooling economy retains enough heat to power beverage sales in the country, PepsiCo's CEO has said.

Pernod Ricard is looking to build a new malt whisky distillery in Scotland as part of its expansion plans in the country.

Britvic's on-trade brands in the UK are being squeezed by consumer moves from packaged drinks to dispensed versions, the company has said.

Europe proved a rare bright spot in SABMiller's first-half results as volumes in key markets went limp, analysts have said.

The UK government remains committed to minimum pricing and still believes the measure is legal under European law, a minister has said.

Gruppo Campari is set to raise EUR400m (US$524.3m) from the issue of bonds that will trade on Luxembourg’s stock exchange.

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

Companies: Diageo, PepsiCo, Pernod, Ricard, Coca-Cola Co, Britvic, SABMiller, Campari, Gruppo Campari

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