just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 4 April 2008

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

Vin & Sprit & Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard wins race for Vin & Sprit

Pernod Ricard has won the auction for Vin & Sprit, beating Fortune Brands to the Absolut vodka trademark.

Vin & Sprit - Fortune Brands' reaction

US: Fortune "didn't see appropriate return" in Vin & Sprit

Fortune Brands has said that it will launch a "high-return" share programme, in light of its failure to acquire Vin & Sprit.

Scottish & Newcastle - the end

UK: Scottish & Newcastle bids farewell

The takeover of Scottish & Newcastle by Carlsberg and Heineken moved a step closer today (31 March), with shareholders in the UK brewer voting "overwhelmingly" in favour of the bid.

Miller Brewing updates Miller Lite

US: Miller Brewing changes look of Lite

Miller Brewing Co. has launched a new packaging design for its best selling brand, Miller Lite.

Beam Global in Canada

CANADA: Beam Global joins Canadian trade association

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, owner of Canadian Club whisky, is joining Spirits Canada in a bid to reinforce its commitment to the growth of the Canadian distilled spirits industry, the company has said.

Anheuser-Bush's credit card

US: A-B and US Bank introduce reward card

US Bank and Anheuser-Busch have joined forces to create Budweiser Rewards Visa Platinum, a card allowing members to earn points toward gift cards for Anheuser-Busch merchandise.

Diageo switches Baileys' ad agency

GLOBAL: Diageo switches ad agencies for Baileys

Diageo has switched agencies for the handling of global advertising for the Baileys brand.

InBev job woes in UK

UK: Further job losses lined up at InBev

InBev has lined up yet more redundancies in the UK, this time at its brewery in Wales.

Bacardi's global anti-drink drive push

GLOBAL: Bacardi pushes anti-drink driving with Schumacher

Bacardi has unveiled a global tie-up with former racing driver Michael Schumacher to emphasise the dangers of drink-driving.

Constellation profit turns to loss

US: Impairment charge hammers Constellation results

Constellation Brands has posted a marked loss for its fiscal year.

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

Companies: Pernod, Ricard, Fortune Brands, Miller Brewing, Beam Global, Diageo, Absolut, Anheuser-Busch, Carlsberg, Heineken, InBev, Bacardi, Constellation

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