just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 29 February 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:

Anheuser-Busch and Scottish & Newcastle

US: Rumours link Anheuser-Busch to Scottish & Newcastle move

Anheuser-Busch has refused to be drawn on claims that it is the latest brewer to consider scuppering Carlsberg and Heineken's move for Scottish & Newcastle.

Diageo adds to Blossom Hill

UK: Diageo adds extra country offerings to Blossom Hill

Diageo is expanding its Blossom Hill offering in the UK beyond California.

Pink Spirits Co adds to stable

US: Pink Spirits Co. prepares raft of infused spirits brands for US

The Pink Spirits Company has readied the launch of what it claims to be the world's first, ultra-premium imported rum, Tequila, gin, white whiskey, and sake brands, all of which are infused with caffeine and guarana.

Asda enters alcohol price picture

UK: Asda joins alcohol price row, attacks Tesco price rise call

UK supermarket Asda has joined the debate currently raging in the country over cheap alcohol sales.

Palandri in administration

AUS: Palandri Wine Group brings in administrators

Palandri Wine Group has gone into voluntary administration.

Diageo's Korean licence adventure

UPDATE: Diageo seeks bottling in Korea condition clarification

Diageo is looking for clarification of a condition set in place by South Korea as part of the reissuance of its import licence in the country.

Hong Kong alcohol duty proposal

HONG KONG: Alcohol duty abolition on the horizon

The Hong Kong government has proposed the abolition of duties for all alcoholic drinks, with the exception of spirits.

InBev FY up, Stella Artois dawdles

BELGIUM: Stella Artois fails to halt InBev FY performance

InBev has posted a strong increase in sales and profits for its full fiscal year.

Pernod Ricard half-year results

FRANCE: Half-year set fair for Pernod Ricard, ups FY target

Pernod Ricard has posted healthy rise in net profit for the first half of its current financial year.

Chivas Brothers operation expansion plans

UK: Chivas Brothers prepares facilities expansion

Chivas Brothers has unveiled plans to increase its operations facilities in Scotland by expanding The Glenlivet Distillery and re-opening the Braeval Distillery.

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

Companies: Diageo, Anheuser-Busch, Blossom Hill, Carlsberg, Heineken, InBev, Pernod, Ricard, Chivas Brothers, The Glenlivet

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