just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 20 June 2008

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

Stolichnaya ready for sale?

CYPRUS: SPI investigates sale of Stolichnaya

SPI is investigating the sale of its global vodka brand Stolichnaya, according to reports.

InBev sends Anheuser-Busch Modelo warning

BELGIUM: InBev warns A-B on Modelo merger

InBev has upped the pressure on the board of Anheuser Busch to accept its takeover offer following press reports the US giant is in negotiations with Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo.

Glenfiddich releases Michael Jackson whisky

UK: Glenfiddich salutes Michael Jackson with whisky launch

Glenfiddich is to launch a new release of its Glenfiddich Rare Collection 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky in honour of whisky writer and broadcaster Michael Jackson, who passed away in the summer of 2007 aged 65.

Brown-Forman prohibition celebration

US: Brown-Forman to celebrate "end of prohibition"

Brown-Forman is to hold a six-month long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of prohibition.

Carlsberg targets savings, closures

SWITZ: Carlsberg looks to save, lines up closures

Carlsberg is looking to spend in the region of DKK1bn (US$207.5m) on centralising its business model in Western Europe.

Campari on acquisition hunt?

ITALY: Campari ponders spirits acquisitions

Italian drinks group Campari is looking at buying opportunities in the spirits sector, a spokesperson said today (18 June), fuelling reports that it is monitoring the possible sale of Russia's Stolinchnaya vodka.

Diageo NA appointments

US/CAN: North American appointments at Diageo

Diageo has appointed Debra Kelly-Ennis, currently chief marketing officer of Diageo North America, as president of Diageo Canada, with effect from 1 September.

'Gay' wine for France

FRANCE: Gay wine set for French launch

The first French wine to be marketed specifically for the gay community will go on sale in France next month.

Crown Imports readies Corona Latino push

US: Corona debuts Latino ad campaign

Corona Extra is to debut a new national advertising campaign highlighting the success Latinos have experienced in the US.

Back to basics for Cott Corp.

CANADA: Cott Corp. confirms refocus, rejigs board

Cott Corporation has confirmed its intention to refocus solely on private label beverages, while also appointing a new chairman.

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

Companies: Glenfiddich, Stolichnaya, InBev, Modelo, Brown-Forman, Carlsberg, Diageo, Campari, Anheuser-Busch, Cott

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