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Vin & Sprit's rap link for Absolut

US: Absolut unveils Kanye West sponsorship

Vin & Sprit has announced a collaboration with Grammy-winning rap star Kanye West for its vodka brand Absolut in the US.

Pernod Ricard's Mumm, Perrier Jouet funding

FRANCE: Pernod Ricard prepares Mumm, Perrier Jouet investment

Pernod Ricard has lined up a second level of investment for its Champagne units.

Scottish & Newcastle's final FY results

UK: Scottish & Newcastle bids farewell with FY rises, despite France

Scottish & Newcastle has delivered what could be its last set of full-year results as an independent entity.

Fortune Brands heads up race for V&S

SWEDEN: Fortune Brands favourite to pick up Vin & Sprit - sources

Fortune Brands is the favourite of four remaining candidates to buy state-owned Vin & Sprit, according to sources in Stockholm.

Heineken's full-year results

NETHERLANDS: Cartel fine punishes Heineken FY profits

Heineken has seen its full-year profits take a hammering following a ruling last year that it had been part of a cartel in the Netherlands.

Diageo farms out brands in UK

UK: Diageo hands Goldschlager, Myers's to Global Brands

Diageo has handed the sales, distribution and marketing of two of its smaller spirits brands in the UK to Global Brands.

SABMiller to enter S&N fray?

UK: SABMiller steps back from S&N counterbid talk

SABMiller has been moved to issue a statement following speculation that it may tender a counterbid for Scottish & Newcastle.

Tesco pushes for alcohol price talks

UK: Tesco call for mandatory price rises welcomed

The drinks industry in the UK has cautiously welcomed Tesco's call for a ban on the sale of cut-price alcohol in the country's off-trade.

Anheuser-Busch reaffirms long-term goals

US: Anheuser-Busch profits set fair as US gets more attention

Anheuser-Bush has reaffirmed its earnings forecast this year, noting that it will look to focus on its domestic performance in 2008.

Grupo Modelo's FY results

MEXICO: Rising costs fail to hinder Grupo Modelo FY

Grupo Modelo has posted a slight lift in full-year net profit, as rising commodity costs made their presence felt.