just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 27 June 2008

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

Diageo's plans for Bushmills

IRELAND: Diageo invests in tenth still at Bushmills

Diageo has unveiled an investment at Bushmills to increase production at the Irish whiskey unit.

Change at Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers

IRELAND: CEO switch at Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers

Pernod Ricard has appointed Alexandre Ricard as the new CEO of its Dublin-based subsidiary Irish Distillers.

Bacardi hunting new CEO?

US: Bacardi silent on chief exec switch rumours

Bacardi has declined to comment on reports that it may be on the hunt for a new chief executive.

Diageo builds Captain Morgan distillery

US: Diageo to build Captain Morgan distillery on Virgin Islands

Diageo has signed a public-private initiative with the US Virgin Islands Governor John P. deJongh, Jr. for the construction and operation of a high capacity distillery on the island of St. Croix.

Trouble at Belvedere

FRANCE: Belvedere "working on solutions" to share repurchase breach

Belvédère is "working on various solutions" to correct an issue that has led to its voluntary trading suspension.

Nestle's US product recall

US: Nestle recalls Pure Life water

Nestle Waters has recalled its one-gallon Nestle Pure Life purified drinking water as a result of possible contamination in the US.

SABMiller and Grupo Modelo?

UK/MEXICO: SABMiller in talks with Modelo?

SABMiller has declined to comment on reports that it has held talks with Mexico's Grupo Modelo to consider a merger between the two brewers.

InBev launches Stella Artois variant

UK: InBev unveils Stella Artois 4% for UK market

InBev has confirmed full details of the impending launch of Stella Artois 4% abv in the UK.

Maxxium CEO quits

BREAKING NEWS: Maxxium chief quits

The CEO of Maxxium Worldwide has announced his intention to quit the marketing and distribution company, just-drinks can exclusively reveal.

Anheuser-Busch says no to InBev

US: A-B rejects InBev offer, InBev readies hostile move?

Anheuser-Busch has rejected InBev's takeover offer, with the Belgian brewer also setting the scene for a possible hostile takeover move.

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

Companies: Diageo, Ricard, Pernod, Bacardi, Nestle, Captain Morgan, Belvedere, SABMiller, Modelo, InBev, Maxxium, Anheuser-Busch

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