just the round-up - The week in drinks
The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:
PepsiCo and its bottling affiliate, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), is to invest US$1bn in Russia over the next three years.
Bacardi CFO retirement
Bacardi has confirmed a change of CFO, its second in less than two years.
EU alcohol meeting
New EU president nation Sweden will this week host a meeting of member state health ministers to discuss the fight against alcohol-related harm in the region.
Beam Global departure
Tim Condron is to leave Beam Global Spirits & Wine to become vice president of sales and marketing for the Beam Global portfolio at distributor Southern Wine & Spirits of America.
Diageo has secured a court injunction against picketers who forced the firm to suspend Guinness production at its St James's Gate brewery in Ireland, as part of a nationwide electricians' strike.
Carlsberg brewery closure
Street protests and violence have forced Carlsberg to close its brewery in Urumqi, the capital city of China's Xinjiang province.
Diageo closure protests
Harriet Harman, a cabinet minister in the UK Government, has backed a growing campaign to persuade Diageo to rethink plans to cut more than 10% of its workforce in Scotland.
C&C Group makes hay
C&C Group is to spend an extra EUR8m (US$11m) to promote its cider brands after good weather lifted the firm's net sales in the first four months of its fiscal year.
SABMiller Europe forecast
SABMiller is unlikely to grow beer sales by volume in Europe this year, compared to previously predicted growth of up to 4%, the brewer's managing director for the region has said.
Diageo rubbishes Britvic talk
Diageo is not looking to acquire Britvic, despite recent press reports, just-drinks understands.
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Orange juice futures spiked this week over fears that a cold snap in the US would hit supplies....
Beam Global Spirits & Wine, the drinks arm of Fortune Brands, has appointed its first vice president for whiskey....
Dr Pepper Snapple Group will advertise its Dr Pepper brand for the first time during live coverage of this year's Super Bowl....
PepsiCo joint venture International Dairy and Juice Limited (IDJ) has acquired Egypt's International Company for Agro-Industrial Projects (Beyti)....
Suntory Holdings is looking to up its presence in China through an extension of its tie-up with PepsiCo, according to reports....
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