The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

C&C Group is aiming to triple the size of its international business over the next four years, with the division expected to account for a fifth of group earnings.

A US Congressman has called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate advertising claims made by energy drinks producers.

Pernod Ricard has linked its global workforce in a new online company social network.

A law to raise beer tax in France by 160% has been approved by the country's Parliament, sparking a fresh attack from a trade body.

Diageo has said it believes its vodka stable is well placed to grow in China, despite its recent entry into the country's domestic white spirits category.

Brown-Forman has said it is “so far, so good” for the global roll-out of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, but has distanced itself from further flavour extensions for the core brand.

Coca-Cola Hellenic is the first company to use a new Tetra Pak package for The Coca-Cola Co’s Dobry juice range in Russia.

Brick Brewing has announced a jump in nine-month profits despite operational “challenges” in Q3.

Drinks trade bodies in Ireland have branded the Government's decision to hike alcohol taxes as “disproportionate”, and urged a re-think. 

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) has welcomed a new trade agreement with Russia, saying it will accelerate spirits exports to the world's third-largest spirits market.