just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 9 April 2009

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

Beam Global readies Sauza box

US: Beam Global rolls out Sauza 'box' cocktail

Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the spirits arm of Fortune Brands, is to launch a boxed margarita cocktail using its Sauza Tequila brand.

Diageo and Kirin in Japan

JAPAN: Diageo signs JV deal with Kirin

Diageo is to form a joint venture with Kirin Holdings in Japan.

Diageo said today (6 April) that the venture, to be called Diageo Kirin Company, is expected to begin operations by June this year. Diageo will take a 51% stake in the venture. Financial details have not been disclosed.

Pernod Ricard, Malibu-Kahlua and Absolut

US/SWEDEN: Pernod to integrate Malibu-Kahlúa International into Absolut

Pernod Ricard has confirmed that it will "consolidate" its Malibu-Kahlúa International subsidiary into The Alsolut Company.

Innocent and Coca-Cola Co.

UK: Innocent Drinks bunks up with Coca-Cola Co.

The Coca-Cola Co. has secured a minority stake in UK smoothie company Innocent Drinks.

Chivas Brothers close Scottish site

UK: Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers to close Scottish site for one week

Pernod Ricard's UK-based unit, Chivas Brothers, has confirmed that it plans to close one of its Scottish bottling plants temporarily next week.

US survey on RTD warning labels

US: Public in favour of warning labels on 'alcopops' - survey

More than half of adults in the US believe that alcopops encourage underage drinking, according to a new survey.

E&J Gallo targets value in UK

UK: E&J Gallo cuts back on discounting to push value sales

Wine firm E&J Gallo has said that it expects to grow net sales in the UK in 2009 but will cut back on volumes by taking part in fewer wine discount offers by retailers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken and Staropramen

BELGIUM: A-B InBev eyeing Staropramen sale to Heineken?

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reaffirmed that it intends to dispose of assets but declined to comment on speculation that it has entered talks with Heineken over a sale of its Czech brewer, Pivovary Staropramen.

Pernod sells Wild Turkey to Campari

FRANCE/US: Pernod Ricard sells Wild Turkey to Gruppo Campari, lowers FY target

Pernod Ricard has sold its Wild Turkey Bourbon brand to Gruppo Campari.

Cobra Beer sale

UK: Cobra Beer sale delayed, interest remains

Cobra Beer's search for a buyer has taken longer than expected, just-drinks understands, but several parties remain interested in acquiring the group.

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

Companies: Diageo, Pernod, Kirin, Beam Global, Ricard, Coca-Cola Co, Innocent, Chivas Brothers, Absolut, Gallo, Fortune Brands, InBev, Kahlua, Heineken, Anheuser-Busch, Campari, Gruppo Campari, Cobra Beer

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