just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 28 March 2008

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

Bacardi readies mojito RTD

US: Bacardi launches RTD mojito cocktail

Bacardi has launched a RTD mojito cocktail in the US, made with its namesake rum brand.

Diageo Tanqueray exclusive

GLOBAL: Diageo set to revamp Tanqueray gin offering

Diageo is lining up a packaging revamp of its Tanqueray gin brand, just-drinks understands.

Heineken prepares Czech purchase

CZECH: Heineken set to acquire Drinks Union in Czech

Heineken has announced plans to acquire Drinks Union in the Czech Republic.

Diageo and Ketel One

US: Diageo hit by more info request for Ketel One deal

The US authorities have asked Diageo for additional information before approving the drinks company's partnership with the Nolet family.

Fortune Brands preps Vin & Sprit sale?

US: Fortune Brands silent on Vin & Sprit sale split talk

Fortune Brands has refused to be drawn on speculation claiming the company has taken a partner in its bid to acquire Vin & Sprit.

Coca-Cola Co. and Illycaffe

US: Coca-Cola Co. finalises Illy JV, launches coffee RTDs

The Coca-Cola Co. and Illycaffè  have finalised their global joint venture, kickstarting it with the launch of three premium RTD coffee products across a number of European markets.

Red Bull and cola?

GLOBAL: Red Bull to introduce cola - report

Red Bull is preparing to launch a natural cola drink in seven countries, local reports have suggested.

Pesticides in wine claims

EUROPE: Pesticide levels in wine "very high" - research

An environmental group has found wines containing levels of pesticides, up to 5,800 times that of tap water.

Carlsberg's Turkish sale

TURKEY: Carlsberg prepares sale of Turk Tuborg

Carlsberg has lined up the sale of Türk Tuborg Bira ve Malt Sanayi in Turkey.

Vin & Sprit - the latest

SWEDEN: Vin & Sprit sale going "according to plan" - Government

The sale of the Swedish state-owned makers of Absolut Vodka, Vin & Sprit, is progressing "according to plan", as speculation mounts that a buyer will be named in the coming weeks.

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

Companies: Diageo, Bacardi, Tanqueray, Heineken, Fortune Brands, Coca-Cola Co, Red Bull, Carlsberg, Absolut

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