just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 6 June 2008

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

Lion Nathan secures US presence

AUS/US: Lion Nathan acquires wine importer for US

Lion Nathan has secured a long-term import presence for its wine portfolio in the US.

Constellation revamps Kumala

UK: Constellation to "revitalise" Kumala brand

Constellation Europe is looking to "revitalise" its South African wine brand Kumala in the UK.

Khoday India gets 'Peter Scot' whisky clearance

INDIA: SWA dismay at Khoday's Peter Scot whisky okay

Khoday India has been given the legal all-clear to use the name 'Peter Scot' for its whisky brand in India.

InBev Anheuser-Busch buy "not on my watch"?

US: A-B silent on InBev success "not on my watch" comments

Anheuser-Busch has declined to comment on reports suggesting current CEO August Busch IV has insisted that a takeover of the brewer would not occur "on my watch".

Leading Brands losses worsen in FY

US/CANADA: Leading Brands losses grow in FY

Leading Brands has posted a slip in sales and a rise in net losses for its latest fiscal year.

Beer is the problem in Australia

AUS: Study reveals `beer-binge' drinking problem

Australians who consume alcohol at dangerous levels drink eight times more beer than any other alcoholic product, according to research released today (3 June).

A-B, Labatt extend Bud Light NHL tie-up

US: Anheuser-Busch, Labatt extends Bud Light NHL deal

Anheuser-Busch and Labatt Breweries have extended the sponsorship agreement between the NHL and A-B's Bud Light beer brand.

Scotch whisky regulations - another category?

UK: Spanner dropped into Scotch whisky regulation proposals

Consultation on the proposed new Scotch Whisky regulations has taken an unexpected and dramatic turn, with the suggestion for a controversial sixth sales category.

Diageo looks for spirit purchase drivers

UK: Diageo drives spirit category with five steps

Research by Diageo Great Britain has identified what the company believes are five defined drivers that will attract new consumers by giving the trade guidance on the best ways to promote spirits.

Life after Cadbury Schweppes in Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1

US: Dr Pepper Snapple Group sees volumes down, numbers up in Q1

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has posted a lift in sales and profits for its first quarter since separating from Cadbury Schweppes.

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

Companies: Lion Nathan, Constellation, Anheuser-Busch, InBev, SWA, Diageo, Dr Pepper, Cadbury

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