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

Pepsi Bottling Group US acquisition

US: Pepsi Bottling Group closes Lane purchase

The Pepsi Bottling Group has completed its acquisition of Lane Affiliated Companies in the US.

Anheuser-Busch InBev UK brewery threat

UK: Anheuser-Busch InBev review threatens Budweiser brewery

Newly formed brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev may look to sell off its Budweiser Stag Brewery as part of a restructuring progamme in the UK, analysts believe.

Diageo and Guiness

IRELAND: Diageo makes Guinness brewery global R&D hub

Diageo plans to invest EUR24m over the next three years to make its St James's Gate brewery in Ireland a global R&D centre for the group's beer operations.

Grupo Cordoniu in UK

UK: Grupo Codorníu unveils new wine brand

Grupo Codorníu is launching a new wine brand in the UK, as sales of higher priced Spanish wines grow.

SABMiller and Sudan

S AFRICA: SABMiller to produce beer in Sudan

SABMiller Africa plans to begin brewing a new lager in Southern Sudan, following the opening of a brewery in the country's capital.

Belvedere sales in year-so-far

FRANCE: Belvedere sales rise, warns on profit

French wine and spirits group Belvedere has reported a 22% revenue rise in the first nine months of 2008, but warned that it was likely to miss operating profit targets.

Cobra Beer sale

UK: Sale may split Cobra Beer

Cobra Beer is circulating a sales memorandum to potential buyers, declaring its willingness to split its UK and Indian businesses, sources close to the situation have confirmed to just-drinks.

Heineken, United Breweries in India

INDIA: Heineken, United Breweries in deal talks

Heineken may pay around US$100m as a commercial distribution fee to India's leading brewer, United Breweries, headed by Vijay Mallya.

Change at Coca-Cola Co.

US: Coca-Cola chairman Neville Isdell steps down

The Coca-Cola Co. chairman Neville Isdell has said he is to step down, clearing the way for current president and CEO Muhtar Kent to replace him.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. in Italy

GREECE: Coca-Cola Hellenic seals Socib deal

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has said it has completed its takeover of Socib, Italy's second-largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola soft drinks.