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

New Rexam CEO

UK: Rexam CEO takes the helm

Graham Chipchase has assumed the role of chief executive at Rexam.

SABMiller South Africa strike continues

S AFRICA: SABMiller soft drinks strike turns to violence

The soft drinks unit of SABMiller's South African operations has condemned the "high levels of violence" from some of its striking workers.

Pity the Russian consumer...

RUSSIA: Minimum vodka price set

Russia's Government has imposed a minimum price on vodka in an attempt to curb harmful drinking by flushing out the bottom end of the market.

Pity the Russian consumer...II

RUSSIA: Beer tax resistance ends in failure

Russia's Government has driven through its plan to triple excise tax on beer, despite fierce opposition from brewers.

First Quench suppliers chase their cash

UK: Creditors meet to recoup First Quench funds

Some of the biggest names in the UK drinks industry, including Diageo, have met with administrators of First Quench Retailing in an attempt to recoup funds owed by the collapsed off-licence group.

William Grant in Colombo sale

US: William Grant sells Colombo to Total Beverage Solution

William Grant & Sons has sold off one of its wine brands to Total Beverage Solution.

Coca-Cola JV for Qoo

CHINA: Coca-Cola Co, CER join forces to promote Qoo

The Coca-Cola Co has joined forces with China Education Resources (CER) to promote its Qoo non-carbonated drink to the Chinese youth market.

Constellation Brands Q3

Insight - Crown Imports not under threat - Constellation Brands

A lawsuit filed by Grupo Modelo against Constellation Brands does not jeopardise the future of the two firms' Crown Imports joint venture, Constellation president and CEO Rob Sands has said.

UK drinks market under more authority pressure

UK: Industry rubbishes damning MPs' report on alcohol

Drinks industry leaders have rejected claims by a powerful group of MPs that the UK needs a minimum price on alcohol and that drinks makers have too much influence on Government policy.

Diageo, Radico Khaitan at loggerheads?

INDIA: Radico Khaitan to block Diageo JV deal

Radico Khaitan, India's second largest spirits producer, has said it will block Diageo from taking full control of the two firms' joint venture.