just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 21 June 2013

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Pernod Ricard's Scotch unit Chivas Brothers has officially re-opened a Speyside distillery, part of an on-going investment in whisky production that includes a new distillery to open next year.

Edrington Group has unveiled more details of its distribution changes, announcing a GBP10m (US$15.5m) investment for new structures in the US, South-east Asia and the Middle East.

Portuguese cork producer Amorim has teamed up with US-headquartered O-I to launch a screw-top cork packaging concept for the wine industry.

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has calmed reports that Indian authorities have offered to cut the duty on international wine and spirits from 150% to 40%.

SABMiller is to take Kopparberg Brewery into new markets under a licensing agreement with the Swedish cider maker.

A US doctors lobby has called for a ban on energy drinks marketing to under-18s over health fears.

The Coca-Cola Co's India & south-west Asia head is to also assume control of the company's Greater China & Korea (GC&K) region.

Rémy Cointreau has revealed finance director Frédéric Pflanz as its successor to Jean-Marie Laborde, who will step down as chief executive at the end of September.

MillerCoors is targeting the 'above premium' segment to drive growth in the beer market in the US, pinning its hopes on its craft and imported beer stable.

Outgoing Diageo CEO Paul Walsh will join catering group Compass as chairman from next year, it has been confirmed. 

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

Companies: Pernod, Ricard, Edrington, SABMiller, Chivas Brothers, Cointreau, Coca-Cola Co, Scotch Whisky Association, Diageo

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