The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Chilean wine exports showed strong growth in 2013, but average prices dipped by more than 10%, according to latest figures.

Grupo Modelo, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Mexican subsidiary, has agreed to sell its convenience store business ‘Extra’ in order to focus on its beer operations.

SodaStream has fired an immediate riposte to the Coca-Cola Co's move into its home-carbonation territory with the announcement of a new partnership with Skinnygirl.

Beer volumes in the US dropped back to negative last year despite continued craft beer gains, new figures have shown.

California’s total grape crush rose 7% last year to a record high, while Chardonnay remained the most crushed variety, according to official figures.

Heineken has blamed a slowdown in its key emerging markets for a drop in full-year profits despite a lift in sales.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has posted flat full-year sales and profits growth as volumes of its core brands declined in a tough year for CSDs.

Pernod Ricard has reported a slide in first-half net profits and sales as on-going pressures in China continue.

PepsiCo has reported a rise in group net profits for 2013, as group sales came in flat for the year.

Molson Coors has posted a healthy set of numbers for 2013, with sales and profits both increasing on growing volumes in the year.