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Heres what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Here's what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

2014 - Swiss court dismisses absinthe GI ruling

A legal ruling in Switzerland against Absinthe producers in the country has been welcomed by the owner of the French La Fée Absinthe brand.

2013 - In the Spotlight - Red Bull vs Redwell Brewing

It was the turn this week of a small brewery in England to wander blinking on to the front pages, in a classic David-and-Goliath story that also fanned the Twitter flames. Though, as it turned out, not all was as it first seemed.

2012 - Comment - Spirits - What makes a brand 'global'?

How do you define a truly international brand? And does it matter. Can it be decided purely on volumes? Patience Gould digs out her atlas as she ponders the issue.

2011 - Focus - Study gives Industry Food for Thought on Children’s Advertising

A study published last week shows that self-regulation in the US has brought about significant change regarding which food and drinks products are advertised directly to children, with soft drinks companies leading the way. But it also suggests there has been a far less marked change in the overall level of exposure children have to food and drink products high in sugar, fat or sodium. Ben Cooper reports.

2010 - Anheuser-Busch InBev plays down wheat cost fears - just On Call

Anheuser-Busch InBev has shrugged off concerns that a spike in wheat prices will affect the brewer's performance.

2009 - Insight - Dr Pepper Snapple Group steers clear of Pepsi talk

Dr Pepper Snapple Group has distanced itself from discussions regarding the distribution deal it currently has with PepsiAmericas and Pepsi Bottling Group for its Crush CSD brand in the US.

2008 - Southern Wine & Spirits of America CEO Wayne Chaplin

Yesterday's announcement that Southern Wine & Spirits of America is to merge with Glazer's Distributors in the US signifies the spread of consolidation throughout the drinks industry. In this month's 'just the answer', Olly Wehring talks to Southern's president & COO - and soon to be CEO of the new venture - Wayne Chaplin.

2007 - Comment - Spirits - The Pro's of being Private

It is the results season, so attention is focused on the major public drinks corporations as they give their shareholders the good or bad news. But Patience Gould believes that in an industry where taking a long-term view is vital, private companies have an important advantage over their publicly-owned counterparts.

2006 - Whyte & Mackay silent on UB Group bid talk

Whyte & Mackay has stayed silent on reports that India's UB Group has tabled a bid to buy the UK distiller's Invergordon Distillers business.

2005 - New president for Coca-Cola India

Coca-Cola Co. has appointed a new head for its India division.

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