just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 25 July 2008

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

Foster's CEO on his way

AUS: Foster's completes CEO switch

The CEO of Foster's Group is set to leave the Australian company today (21 July).

Anheuser-Busch and the Olympics

US: Anheuser-Busch extends Olympic tie-up

Anheuser-Busch has renewed its sponsorship of the US Olympic team.

Southern Wine & Spirits and Odom Corp.

US: Southern Wine & Spirits announces new partnership

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has entered into a partnership to wholesale operations across seven Pacific north-west states.

PepsiAmericas Q2

US: US volumes slip fails to hold back PepsiAmericas in Q2

PepsiAmericas has posted a healthy set of results for its second quarter, despite sliding volumes in the US.

UK alcohol industry under fire

UK: UK drinks industry hit by threat of mandatory code

The drinks industry in the UK is facing the possibility of the current voluntary industry retailing code for alcohol becoming mandatory.

Absolut hails Hollywood

US: Absolut unveils Los Angeles 'flavour'

The Absolut Spirits Company has launched a limited edition, "city-inspired" Absolut Vodka flavour.

PepsiCo Q2

US: PepsiCo posts growth despite US beverage weakness

PepsiCo has posted a lift in sales and profits for its latest quarter, despite slipping operating profits at its Americas Beverages unit.

Pernod Ricard FY sales

FRANCE: Slower Q4 but FY sales still up at Pernod Ricard

A weak dollar saw Pernod Ricard sales slip by 3% in its fourth quarter, the French wine and spirits giant has said in its full-year results.

French online sales under threat

FRANCE: Leaked proposal reveals plan to curb online alcohol sales

Online wine marketing and sales in France could be severely restricted under a radical proposal drawn up to protect young people from alcohol abuse, according to documents leaked to just-drinks.

Fortune Brands Q2

US: Times remain troubled for Fortune Brands in Q2

Fortune Brands has posted a reverse in operating profits for its second quarter with sales from its spirits unit also sliding.

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

Companies: Anheuser-Busch, PepsiAmericas, Foster’s, Absolut, PepsiCo, Pernod, Ricard, Fortune Brands

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SWEDEN: Foster's signs wine deal with Nigab

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