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Here's a look at the biggest stories and the best content from just-drinks this week.

This month, soft drinks columnist Lucy Britner turns her attention to takeaways. As the trend towards convenience and frictionless delivery continues, where do soft drinks fit in?

Earlier this week, Diageo presented some of its newer spirits and beer launches to the media in an innovation showcase at the company's London city centre headquarters. In a wide-ranging presentation, Diageo's global head of innovation, Michael Ward, talked about the importance of recruiting new consumers - and keeping current ones - through the group's product pipeline.

Against a backdrop of booming sales, the gin category has succeeded in jumping on the trend bandwagon. However, spirits category commentator Richard Woodard can see a problem looming for gin - a problem that needs to be resolved sooner rather than later.

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during June, a quiet month for brewers but a lively one in spirits, with both Brown-Forman and Pernod Ricard making category entrances/reentrances.

The beverage sector has undergone a significant transformation over the past decade in line with changing consumer preferences. Sumit Chopra, consumer research director at GlobalData, highlights six major innovation trends that are set to impact the production, marketing and sales of the beverage sector in Asia-Pacific (APAC) in 2019.

On our news pages this week:

The Coca-Cola Co can continue selling its new Coca-Cola Energy after a US arbitration court sided with the drinks giant in its spat with partner Monster Energy Corp.

Anheuser-Busch InBev is using so-called "crazy yeast" to help close the taste gap in the low- and no-alcohol beer category.

The agreement of a trade deal between the European Union and South America's Mercosur trading area will open up the markets of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay to drinks exporters in the EU.

US and UK spirits trade groups have expressed their dissatisfaction at the news that the Donald Trump administration may impose tariffs on Scotch whisky imports.

PepsiCo has confirmed the launch of a new coffee RTD launch in the UK through a partnership with Italian coffee company Luigi Lavazza.

Pabst Brewing Co is lining up the trial launch of an alcoholic RTD iced coffee in the US.

South Korea is the "relative problem child" of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Asia-Pacific operations amid beer volume declines in the country, an analyst has said.

A fire, thought to have been started by a lightning strike, has destroyed about 45,000 barrels containing liquid destined for Beam Suntory's Jim Beam Bourbon brand.


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