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

Anheuser-Busch InBev divestments continue?

BELGIUM/UK: Anheuser-Busch InBev silent on Tennent's sale talk

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports that it is considering the sale of its Tennent's beer brand in the UK.

Diageo ditching Indian wine?

INDIA: Diageo quiet on India wine withdrawal claims

Diageo has refused to comment on local reports claiming that it is reducing its presence in the Indian wine market.

William Grant Stolichnaya appointment

UK: William Grant & Sons appoints commercial head for Stolichnaya

William Grant & Sons has taken on a former member of Pernod Ricard's Stolichnaya Brand Organisation to become commercial director for the brand.

Coca-Cola Co. H1 results

US: Sales slip fails to hinder net profits rise in Coca-Cola Co H1

The Coca-Cola Co has posted a healthy lift in net profits for the first half of this year, despite a dip in sales and operating profits in the period.

PepsiCo H1 results

US: PepsiCo H1 profits down, reaffirms FY guidance

PepsiCo has reported a drop in net sales and profits for its fiscal first half, but investors have reacted positively after the soft drinks giant reaffirmed full-year guidance.

Bacardi Havana Club appeal granted

SPAIN: Supreme Court to hear Bacardi Havana Club appeal

Spain's Supreme Court is to hear an appeal by Bacardi for the rights to the Havana Club rum trademark in the country.

Diageo Scotland row continues

UK: Diageo will consider alternatives in Scotland

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh has pledged that the drinks group will consider alternatives to its planned job cuts in Scotland, following a meeting with Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond.

KWV chairman calls time

S AFRICA: KWV chairman steps down as name change approaches

Danie de Wet has resigned as chairman of South African drinks giant KWV, which is in the process of changing its name while unbundling its financial and operational interests.


UK: SABMiller to build research brewery

SABMiller is to build a GBP2m (US$3.3m) global research brewery in the UK city of Nottingham.

AmBev, Anheuser-Busch InBev

BRAZIL: AmBev considers appeal on antitrust fine

AmBev, the division of Anheuser-Busch InBev, may appeal a R$352m (US$185m) fine handed down by Brazil's antitrust authority.