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 - GLOBAL: Consolidation still out there for global brewers - SABMiller CEO

The CEO of SABMiller has warned that the consolidation of the global brewing landscape still has some distance to run, despite a lull in M&A activity in recent months.

2012 - GREECE: Coca-Cola Hellenic reviews stock market listings

Coca-Cola Hellenic has confirmed it is reviewing its stock market listings, following reports that the bottler is eyeing a listing in London. 

2011 - AUS: Foster's Group issues plea to shareholders

Foster's Group has formally urged its shareholders to reject an expected hostile takeover bid from SABMiller.

2010 - IRELAND: Irish on-trade in “meltdown”, claims DIGI trade body

The on-trade in the Republic of Ireland is experiencing “effective meltdown”, according to the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.

2009 - SWITZERLAND: Nestlé bluffing on HQ move - analysts

Analysts believe Nestlé is bluffing by suggesting that it may leave its home base of Switzerland if the national Government puts a cap on executive salaries.

2008 - CHINA: Coca-Cola, Huiyuan to face competition hearing - report

Chinese competition authorities are preparing to hold a hearing on Coca-Cola's proposed takeover of Huiyuan Juice Group, according to local reports.

2007 - CZECH: Anheuser-Busch linked to Budejovicky Budvar bid

Anheuser-Busch has declined to comment on press speculation linking it to a possible bid for its arch rival Budejovicky Budvar.

2006 - SWEDEN: Fortune touted as V&S front-runner

US consumer goods group Fortune Brands has been touted as a potential front-runner in any auction for Swedish state-owned distiller V&S Group.

2005 - UK: Red Bull acquires further Formula one assets

Red Bull has extended its interests in Formula One motor racing by acquiring the Minardi team from current owner Paul Stoddart. The energy drink company already owns Jaguar Racing, which it bought from Ford last year.

2004 - CANADA: Molson - No rival bids received... yet

Molson is still sweating on a rival bid to its proposed merger with Coors, but none have been received yet.

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