just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 28 March 2013

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

European wine makers lost out to southern hemisphere and US rivals last year as low harvests hit exports from the EU, new figures have shown.

PepsiCo has said it will revamp all bottles in its single-serve beverage range after unveiling its first new 16- and 20-ounce Pepsi containers in 17 years.

Wine exports from the Bordeaux region of France posted record growth in both volumes and value last year, according to recently-released figures.

Pernod Ricard's Absolut Amber

The BenRiach Distillery Co's “under the radar” swoop for Glenglassaugh last week is unlikely to be repeated, as the Scotch industry's battle for capacity intensifies, the firm's head has said.

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

Cognac export volumes slowed last year but raced ahead in value, new figures have shown.

Craft beer's more expensive labels are driving US growth in the sub-category, new figures have shown.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has warned that a private lawsuit against its proposed takeover of Grupo Modelo could further delay the deal, or even block it altogether.

SPI Group has pulled out of the race to buy Central European Distribution Corp (CEDC).

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

Companies: Pernod, Absolut, PepsiCo, InBev, Ricard, Modelo, CEDC

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