The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Suntory Holdings has seen a significant rise in full-year profits and sales helped by the public listing of its Beverage & Food division.

The Coca-Cola Co has posted slides in both profits and sales last year, with Q4 dragging down performance.

A former Accolade Wines and Diageo executive has been appointed to lead a campaign promoting beer in the UK.

Carlsberg has posted a drop in full-year profits as volumes and sales declines in Eastern Europe outpaced growth in Asia.

A turnaround in Spain helped push Rioja volumes to a record high last year, new figures have shown.

Diageo has unveiled an updated bottle design for the No. Ten extension of its Tanqueray gin brand.

Anheuser-Busch InBev has unveiled its FIFA World Cup global marketing plan for its Budweiser brand, which includes a golden, aluminium, 16oz (47.3cl) bottle.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has seen its first-half net profits helped by a tax benefit, which offset a sharp slide in operating earnings. 

PepsiCo has issued a rebuke to a fresh effort by Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management to split up the company, branding the interference a “costly distraction”.

Belvédère has reported falling sales in 2013, although the French drinks group saw the second half of the year produce an improvement on H1.