just Five Years Ago

just Five Years Ago

Every month we look back at what was making the headlines five years ago. What happened? Why? And, where are they now?

just Five Years Ago - Diageo Makes Move for Shuijingfang 11 Mar 2015

Five years ago this month, Diageo signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, the company behind the baijiu brand Shuijingfang.

just Five Years Ago - Belvedere Group's Bumpy Ride 23 Dec 2014

Five years ago this week, French wine and spirits group Belvédère was embroiled in legal proceedings with creditors over the amount of debt it owed. Since then, the firm - which has Bruce Willis as a minority shareholder - has endured a roller coaster of fortunes in its bid to stay afloat.

just Five Years Ago - The Birth of Accolade Wines 21 Nov 2014

Five years ago this month, Constellation Brands spoke publicly about its plans for its Australian wine business.

just Five Years Ago - The decline of Russia's beer market 30 Sep 2014

Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just weeks after the Dutch firm had revealed plans for another closure in the country.

just Five Years Ago - Monster Beverage eyes international expansion 28 Aug 2014

Monster Beverage Corp is set to boost its global standing on a significant scale after agreeing a deal with the Coca-Cola Co earlier this month.

just Five Years Ago: Anheuser-Busch InBev sells Oriental Brewery 21 Jul 2014

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back.

just Five Years Ago: Ireland's clampdown on alcohol 28 May 2014

The Republic of Ireland has long been tagged, for good or bad, as being a hard-drinking nation. The charity Alcohol Action Ireland claims that Irish adults "binge-drink" more than any of their European compatriots.

just Five Years Ago: Coca-Cola Co buys a stake in Innocent 2 May 2014

Five years ago, the Coca-Cola Co signalled its first move to take a chunk of UK smoothie producer Innocent. The stake purchase would eventually lead, four years later, to Innocent giving up 100% of the company to the US soft drinks giant.

just Five Years Ago: Constellation Brands sells 'value' spirits portfolio 4 Feb 2014

It's been five years since Constellation Brands offloaded a large chunk of its spirits interests by selling its “value” portfolio to Sazerac Company for US$334m.

just Five Years Ago: Pernod Ricard readies sale of Tia Maria 27 Nov 2013

Five years ago this month, reports started to emerge that Pernod Ricard was looking to offload its coffee liqueur brand Tia Maria.

just Five Years Ago: Diageo eyes stake in United Spirits 29 Oct 2013

Five years ago this week talk of Diageo taking a stake in United Spirits first emerged. It set in train a series of events that this year saw the Smirnoff producer secure control of the Indian spirits firm.

just Five Years Ago: Safety Fears Over Energy Drinks Bubble Up 1 Oct 2013

Around five years ago this week, a group of US-based scientists called on all energy drinks producers to include warning labels highlighting the amount of caffeine contained in their products.

just Five Years Ago: US predicted to become world's biggest wine consumer 2 Sep 2013

Five years ago this week, the US was forecast to become the world's largest wine-consuming market by 2010.

just Five Years Ago: Bacardi takes a stake in Patron Spirits 30 Jul 2013

Five years ago this week, it emerged that Bacardi had agreed to acquire a minority stake in premium Tequila producer Patron Spirits.

just Five Years Ago: InBev's Acquisition of Anheuser-Busch 11 Jul 2013

Five years ago this month, the global beer world changed forever. After a shorter-than-anticipated period of wrangling, US brewer Anheuser-Busch accepted a US$52bn takeover bid from Belgium brewer InBev, thus creating the world's biggest brewer.

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