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

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Russian Standard has told just-drinks it has “stabilised” its recent acquisition Central European Distribution Corporation and will not cut jobs at the Zubrówka vodka maker for the foreseeable future.

Whyte & Mackay is likely to be sold off in the wake of Diageo's United Spirits deal, with Gruppo Campari a potential buyer of the Glasgow-based business, according to an analyst.

Kirin Holdings has settled a dispute with Schincariol's remaining shareholders, after agreeing to buy them out for a collective BRL2.35bn (US$1.34bn).

China will account for a quarter of world beer consumption by 2015 as consumers in emerging markets continue to make up for beer market stagnation in Europe and North America, according to market research group Canadean..

Courvoisier, the Cognac arm of Beam Global Spirits & Wine, remains cautious on talk of an economic recovery in its key US market, but the group is increasingly upbeat about the UK, Russia and Asia.

Per capita consumption of beer in Eastern Europe rose by 22 litres between 2002 and 2007, according to a new report.

Constellation Brands is to acquire the wine business of rival US group Fortune Brands in a deal worth US$885m.

Since their introduction 30 years ago, the use of PET bottles has expanded hugely in the soft drinks market, writes Richard Corbett of industry analysts Canadean. But challenges remain, not least boosting PET's consumer appeal in premium categories, increasing usage for more sensitive beverages such as juices and iced teas, and addressing environmental concerns.

Coca-Cola is to shake-up its flavoured Coke portfolio in North America at the end of the year, introducing two new flavours and shelving Vanilla Coke and Diet Vanilla Coke.

Jones Soda Co is launcing a limited edition holiday pack of five new seasonal flavors which includes: Green Bean Casserole Soda, Mashed Potato & Butter Soda, Fruitcake Soda, Cranberry Soda and Turkey & Gravy Soda.

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