Here you can find the top ten stories published on just-drinks this week.

First Quench Retailing

UK: First Quench store closures loom

Redundancies and store closures loom at First Quench Retailing, the collapsed owner of the Threshers off-licence chain, but management is hopeful a buyer will be found for the business.


Insight - SABMiller reaffirms commitment to Africa

SABMiller has held a conference in South Africa to reaffirm its commitment to Africa, as countries across the continent continue to show promise for beer sales.

UK, beer

UK: Decline in beer sales slows significantly

The decline in total UK beer sales has slowed significantly in the third quarter of 2009, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

Kirin Holdings

Insight - Kirin Holdings to focus on synergies

Kirin Holdings has launched phase two of its plan to reach JPY2.5tn (US$27bn) in annual net sales and JPY250bn in operating profits by 2015.

Coca-Cola Enterprises

US: Coca-Cola Enterprises Q3 results

Coca-Cola Enterprises has posted a lift in profits, despite slipping sales, in its third quarter.


UK: Heineken rescues Globe Pub Co from collapse

Heineken has swooped to acquire Globe Pub Company in the UK, in order to prevent the group's financial collapse and protect a long-term beer supply deal.

Diageo, Ketel One

NETHERLANDS: Diageo, Nolet family to expand Ketel One

Diageo and the Nolet family are looking to launch Dutch premium vodka Ketel One into a number of new countries, including Brazil.

Vodka, India

INDIA: Vodka to be India's next big thing - forecast

Vodka will be the next drinks category to benefit from India's growing alcohol consumption going forward, according to industry forecasts.

A-B InBev

US: A-B InBev rejects gender pay lawsuit

Anheuser-Busch InBev has rejected accusations of gender bias in its executive pay scale, following a lawsuit filed by Anheuser-Busch's ex-communications chief.

Pernod Ricard, Chivas Regal

Product Launch - Chivas Regal Magnum, Christian Lacroix edition

Pernod Ricard has teamed up with designer Christian Lacroix to launch a limited edition Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Magnum.