just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 27 November 2009

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

Scotch whisky rules

UK: Scotch Whisky law comes into force

New Scotch whisky rules covering every aspect of the distilling, bottling and labelling have come into force today (23 November).

SABMiller brewery closure

SLOVAKIA: SABMiller to close Topvar brewery

SABMiller is to close its Pivovary Topvar brewery in Slovakia due to falling demand for beer.

Diageo in Tanzania

TANZANIA: Diageo hands spirits distribution to Serengeti Breweries

Diageo and subsidiary East African Breweries have transferred distribution of all spirits brands in Tanzania to Serengeti Breweries with immediate effect.

Sustainable water calls

GLOBAL: Drinks firms call for water investment

Drinks heavyweights SABMiller, Coca-Cola Co and Nestle have called for greater investment in water sustainability amid a growing gap in global supply and demand.

Australian Vintage, Constellation Brands latest

AUS: Australian Vintage eyes control of Constellation tie-up

Australian Vintage is seeking a controlling stake of a potential tie-up with Constellation Brands in the UK and Australia, group chairman Ian Ferrier has said.

Concha y Toro UK head ups sticks

CHILE/UK: Concha y Toro UK head switches to Asia

Concha y Toro has confirmed the return of the MD of its UK subsidiary to Chile, where he will become corporate director for Asia.

Britvic FY results

Insight - Britvic eyeing acquisitions

Britvic, the UK's largest soft drinks firm, is targeting acquisitions as it looks to build on strong sales and profits momentum in its most recent fiscal year.

Brown-Forman share sale

US: Up to 1m Brown-Forman shares go up for sale

A member of the Brown family has confirmed her intention to sell a portion of her stock in the company.

Molson Coors, C&C Group and Magners

UK: Molson Coors, C&C Group shake up Magners distribution link-up

Molson Coors and C&C Group have revised their distribution agreement over C&C's Draught Magners cider brand in the UK.

Minimum pricing in Scotland? Air your views

UK: Health Committee calls for evidence on Alcohol Bill

Views on minimum pricing, off-sales discounts and raising the alcohol sales age to 21, have been called for by the Scottish Health and Sport Committee.

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

Companies: SABMiller, Diageo, Constellation, Concha y Toro, Coca-Cola Co, Nestle, Brown-Forman, Molson Coors, C&C Group

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