just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 5 September 2008

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

Gloomy forecast from Remy Cointreau

FRANCE: Remy Cointreau predicts slowdown - report

The Chairwoman of French Cognac and Champagne group Remy Cointreau has said emerging markets in Asia will feel the effects of a slowdown in western economies, according to a report.

Diageo calls for co-regulation

UK: Diageo "disillusioned" by Gov't drinking charges

Diageo has called for an updated strategy of co-regulation for the alcoholic drinks industry in Scotland.

Crayons' new sports drink

US: Crayons unveils All Natural sports drink

Crayons has unveiled a line of natural and high fructose corn syrup-free sports drinks in the US.

Coors beefs up prices in UK

UK: "Extraordinary times" lead to Coors price rises

Coors Brewers has blamed "extraordinary times" in the UK beer market for its decision to up wholesale prices in the country later this month.

Coca-Cola Co. trials new fountain

US: Coca-Cola tests 100-flavour fountain dispenser

The Coca-Cola Co. has unveiled a drinks fountain that can dispense more than 100 different flavours from one unit.

Maxxium makeover, Pernod Ricard pulls V&S

GLOBAL: Pernod Ricard agrees Maxxium exit, partners re-jig venture

Pernod Ricard is to take its newly-acquired Vin & Sprit brands, including Absolut vodka, out of the Maxxium Worldwide network next month, prompting a global re-organisation of the distribution venture.

Fortune Brands pulls away from Stolichnaya

US: Fortune Brands sniffs round Stolichnaya, but says no

Fortune Brands has confirmed that it is not interested in the Stolichnaya vodka brand.

Remy Cointreau utilises Maxxium for Champagne launch

UK: Maxxium launches Rare Champagne

Rémy Cointreau has used the Maxxium venture to launch a vintage Champagne range in the UK market, targeted at the luxury drinks category.

Coca-Cola Zero Zero Seven

UK: Coca-Cola Zero signs Bond film deal

Coca-Cola Zero is to be an official partner of the new James Bond film, Coca-Cola Enterprises has announced.

Beam Global back in control

US: Beam Global hails "full and clear control"

Beam Global Wine & Spirits has finished a busy week in its strategy to seize back "full and clear control" of its various businesses, group president Tom Flocco has told just-drinks.

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

Companies: Cointreau, Remy Cointreau, Diageo, Maxxium, Coors, Pernod, Ricard, Coca-Cola Co, Fortune Brands, Stolichnaya, Absolut, Beam Global, Coca-Cola Enterprises

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