just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 10 October 2008

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Rum tax break clarified

US: DISCUS looks to clarify rum deal

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) has issued a statement to clarify the position on benefits for the rum-producing territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands being agreed as part of the economic rescue package agreed last week by US authorities.

Coca-Cola Enterprises UK chief

UK: Coca-Cola Enterprises poaches Cadbury Schweppes exec for UK

Coca-Cola Enterprises has confirmed the appointment of a new vice president and general manager for the UK.

Hansen Natural, Coca-Cola Co. and CCE

US: Hansen Natural secures Coca-Cola Co., CCE distribution tie-up

Hansen Natural has secured a long-expected tie-up with The Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola Enterprises for its Monster Energy brand.

Anheuser-Busch sets InBev D-day

US: Anheuser-Busch sets InBev takeover vote date

Anheuser-Busch has confirmed details of the date for a vote by shareholders on the brewer's proposed acquisition by InBev.

Diageo, Diddy and Ciroc vodka

US: Diageo launches Diddy Ciroc ad campaign

Diageo has launched an advertising campaign for its Ciroc Vodka brand in the US, featuring Sean 'Diddy' Combs.

Drambuie FY results

UK: Drambuie continues recovery - CEO

The CEO of Drambuie has hailed progress in the Scotch liqueur brand's recovery plan, after increasing operating profit by 31% over the last year.

Hansen Natural charges detailed

US: Hansen Natural sees US$120m charge after distribution tie-up

Hansen Natural has warned that it will take a hefty charge following this week's announcement that it has secured a distribution deal with The Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

C&C Group chief resigns

IRELAND: C&C Group CEO quits as struggles continue

The CEO of C&C Group has resigned because the Irish drinks company "has not met the expectations" of a repositioning strategy.

InBev appoints A-B North America chief

US: InBev appoints Anheuser-Busch chiefs

InBev has appointed a new leader for Anheuser-Busch and a North American president for the newly combined Anheuser-Busch InBev group.

LVMH Q3 results

FRANCE: Champagne, Cognac sales down at LVMH

French Luxury good group LVMH has reported a 2% revenue drop in its wine and spirits division for the first nine months of 2008.

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

Companies: Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Co, InBev, Anheuser-Busch, Diageo, Cadbury, LVMH

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AUS: Coca-Cola Co. issues corrective ad after ACCC ruling

The Coca-Cola Co. has agreed to publish corrective adverts in Australia after a ruling from the country's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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