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...

2013 - Analysis - Relief for brewers as malted barley prices set to drop

European malted barley prices could drop by 14% this year despite predictions of a poor quality harvest in Russia, an analyst has said.

2012 - In the Spotlight - PepsiCo and the Race to the Top

PepsiCo's announcement on Tuesday (11 September) that president John Compton has left to take over a truck-stop and travel-centre operator in Tennessee dropped the flag on fresh speculation over the group's hotly-contested CEO ascension race.

2011 - FRANCE: Coca-Cola Co suspends investment on tax hike

Coca Cola France has suspended a planned EUR17m (US$24m) investment in France following the government's decision to hike value added tax on added-sugar soft drinks. 

2010 - UK/INDIA: SABMiller bats away Vodafone tax ruling

SABMiller has responded bullishly following yesterday's court ruling against Vodafone in India.

2009 - FRANCE: Cognac dip will be short-lived - Courvoisier MD

A slip in Cognac sales in the global economic downturn will not turn into a long-term trend, the head of Courvoisier has told just-drinks.

2008 - BELGIUM: InBev gets Tsingtao stake, sweats on Modelo

InBev has confirmed that it will take control of Anheuser-Busch's stake in Chinese brewer Tsingtao, once it has completed the takeover of the US company.

2007 - UK: SABMiller and C&C stay mum on buyout rumours

SABMiller and C&C Group have declined to comment over recent acquisition rumours.

2006 - CANADA: Wine leapfrogs spirits for first time

Canadians bought more wine than spirits for the first time last year, according to a report from national data agency Statistics Canada.

2005 - UK: Supermarket Champagne tops taste test

Tesco has seen its own-brand Champagne beat all-comers in a blind tasting. 

2004 - US: Anheuser-Busch announces new product plans, affirms target

Anheuser-Busch has affirmed its 2004 target and announced new product and package plans. In a statement yesterday, the brewer said that it is enjoying another year of strong growth in earnings per share, cash flow and return on capital.

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