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The Coca-Cola saw its pay plan voted through by shareholders yesterday, despite some concerns US: Coca-Cola Co responds as Buffett abstains on exec pay vote

24 April 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has spoken out after its biggest shareholder, Warren Buffett, branded the group's new executive pay plan as “excessive”.

just On Call - "I'm still in the chair" - PepsiCo CEO

22 April 2014

PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi has deflected a question on who will succeed her as CEO, telling analysts that she is still “in the chair”.

US: Three senior execs to leave Beam Inc in wake of Suntory takeover

22 April 2014

Beam Inc has announced that its chief financial officer and two other executives are resigning in light of the group being acquired by Suntory Holdings.

US: Treasury Wine Estates appoints new Beringer brand chief

16 April 2014

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has recruited a former E&J Gallo and Heinz executive to take responsibility for its Beringer wine brand domestically and globally.

Editor's Viewpoint - Appointing a CEO: Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number

14 April 2014

How long is a satisfactory term for a CEO? Of course, there's two answers to this question: One if the company is publicly-listed, the other if it's a privately-held firm. Then, of course, there is the small matter of how the company – irrespective of ownership structure – is performing.

S AFRICA: SABMiller's Amalgamated Beverage Industries plans 400 job cuts

14 April 2014

SABMiller has confirmed that it expects to cut around 400 jobs at its South African soft drinks unit Amalgamated Beverage Industries (ABI).

FRANCE: Belvedere names former Remy Cointreau exec as CEO

11 April 2014

French drinks group Belvédère has appointed Jean-Noël Reynaud as its next CEO.

US: FIFCO appoints ex-Brown Forman exec as North American Breweries CEO

11 April 2014

Florida Ice & Farm Co (FIFCO) has appointed a former Brown-Forman chief marketing officer to lead its North American Breweries (NAB) unit.

Comment - A Praiseworthy Performance From Treasury Wine Estates' New CEO?

9 April 2014

When news broke in February that Michael Clark was to move to Australia to lead Treasury Wine Estates, I advised the Englishman to pack a flak jacket.

BERMUDA: Bacardi president & CEO exits

8 April 2014

Bacardi has announced that its president & CEO, Ed Shirley, has left the company after two years in the role.

AFRICA: SABMiller combines Africa units, appoints leader

7 April 2014

SABMiller is to merge its South Africa and Africa units with the head of the latter to lead the enlarged region.

UK: Coca-Cola Enterprises appoints GB boss

4 April 2014

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has appointed a new head for its Great Britain business unit.

The just-drinks Interview - Constellation Brands International GM Philip Kingston

3 April 2014

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

UK: Heineken consults staff over Bulmers shake-up

3 April 2014

Heineken has confirmed it has entered into a consultation process with 97 staff affected by changes to UK production of its Bulmers cider brand.

UK: Former AG Barr, William Grant & Sons FD moves to Edrington

3 April 2014

Edrington has confirmed details of a switch of finance director.

US: Ocean Spray Cranberries elects new chairman

3 April 2014

Ocean Spray Cranberries has appointed a Canadian cranberry grower as its new chairman.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Remy Cointreau exec moves to William Grant & Sons

1 April 2014

William Grant & Sons has poached an executive from Remy Cointreau to head up its Global Travel Retail division.

UK: C&C Group switches Tennent Caledonian heads

31 March 2014

C&C Group has confirmed a change of leadership at its Tennent Caledonian Breweries division in Scotland.

UK: Diageo looks to China, India with management switch

28 March 2014

Diageo has outlined changes to its top-level management as it prepares to up its focus on China and India.

UK: Heineken confirms staff cuts

27 March 2014

Heineken's UK unit has confirmed that 55 job losses planned for next month will go ahead.

US: Brown-Forman appoints new board member

27 March 2014

Brown-Forman has elected the head of a UK sourcing and distribution company to its board.

GERMANY: Augustiner Brewery co-owner killed in avalanche

26 March 2014

Jannik Inselkammer, managing partner and co-owner of Germany's Augustiner Brewery, has died in an avalanche.

US: Jackson Family Wines recruits ex-E&J Gallo executive

26 March 2014

Jackson Family Wines has appointed a former E&J Gallo marketing VP to oversee its estate wineries.

PROWEIN: Filling CEO post a "challenge" - Accolade Wines

25 March 2014

The head of Accolade Wines' UK unit has said finding a CEO for a wine company is a “challenge” because candidates must possess the right mix of skills.

US: Anheuser-Busch agrees "tentative deal" with brewery workers' union

24 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch has reached a “tentative agreement” with brewery workers' union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters over a new five-year contract for employees at all 12 of its US facilities.

UK: SIBA appoints managing director

24 March 2014

The UK's Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has poached CAMRA's chief executive to be its managing director.

UK: Purity Soft Drinks eyes expansion with CEO switch

19 March 2014

Purity Soft Drinks has appointed a former Mars marketing director as its next CEO in an effort to accelerate expansion of its Juice Burst brand in the UK.

US: Danone Waters of America poaches Heineken executive

14 March 2014

Danone Waters' North American unit has appointed a new marketing VP.

RUSSIA: Baltika Breweries appoints next CFO

14 March 2014

Carlsberg has confirmed a change of CFO at its Baltika Breweries division in Russia.

US: Fine Wines chief at Southern Wine & Spirits steps down

14 March 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has confirmed the retirement of the senior VP of its 'Fine Wines' division.

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