just the round-up - The week in drinks
The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:
Foster's full-year results
Australian drinks giant Foster's has blamed a disappointing performance from its wine division for a drop in full-year profit and sales.
Carlsberg and Kronenbourg
Carlsberg has announced another change of leadership at its recently-acquired Brasseries Kronenbourg operations in France.
Diageo and Gordon's gin in UK
Diageo has extended its tie-up with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay for its Gordon's gin brand in the UK.
Heineken's first-half results
Heineken has said it expects a mid-single digit profit rise for 2008, following strong revenue growth and a series of cost savings measures in its first half.
Cott Corp. revises outlook
Cott Corporation has revised its outlook downwards, warning it will fall "substantially short" of its expectations for this year.
Agave shortages for Tequila companies
Fears are growing that Mexico's Tequila industry will face severe shortages, as farmers switch from the blue agave plant to so-called cash crops such as corn.
Diageo's full-year results
Diageo has posted rising sales and profits for its latest fiscal year, but has warned of slowing growth going forward.
Pernod Ricard chief executive Pierre Pringuet has said that Sweden will remain the home of Absolut vodka.
Brown-Forman Q1 results
Brown-Forman, the US drinks group, has blamed a lack of fit and healthy agave plants for a 7% fall in its first quarter profit.
Pernod Ricard, Fortune Brands resolve Absolut situation in US
Fortune Brands is to stop distributing Absolut vodka in the US this autumn, after agreeing to an early termination of its contract with new owner Pernod Ricard.
To say that Ketil Eriksen had to hit the ground running when he became CEO of Absolut six months ago would be an understatement. Overseeing a massive reorganisation and dealing with the effects of the...
Both Heineken and Carlsberg this week said that they would focus on cost savings in 2009, as international beer markets struggle in the face the economic downturn. Michelle Russell looks at how both b...
Both China and the US have in different ways been exciting growth markets for the drinks sector in recent years but for obvious reasons neither is quite what they were. Chris Losh looks at how both ma...
The US economy declined by 6% in the fourth quarter of 2008, more steeply than predicted, as fresh industry figures this week indicate that spirits sales have continued to weaken....
Rémy Cointreau is to restructure its global travel retail division once the French drinks group leaves the Maxxium distribution partnership in April....
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Diageo plans to expand Windhoek beer across Africa after acquiring the global rights to produce and distribute the brand outside of its key South African and Namibian markets....
A 70% tax hike on ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages in Australia is on a knife-edge as the government faces widespread rebellion in the country's Senate....
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- Comment - Hybrid Spirits: Innovation or Laziness?
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- Constellation grapples with glass as reality bites
- Brewers Feel Prolonged Russian Winter
- Diageo doubles intake for spirits start-ups scheme
- Second senior exec to depart Bacardi
- Portman finds against Diageo "mix it up" tagline
- Diageo appoints head for Asia marketing unit
- Bacardi sees North America president step down