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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The Coca-Cola Co may buy GlaxoSmithKline brand Lucozade to make up for the "sad lesson" of losing Gatorade to PepsiCo, an analyst has said.

What caught my eye when SABMiller issued its full-year trading update yesterday was how the brewer suggested that its recently-purchased Foster's unit wasn't doing that badly. Lager volumes in the three months to the end of March were down by 4% year-on-year, said SABMiller, before highlighting that the performance represented "a slower rate of decline than the previous quarter".

Euromonitor International analysts yesterday (14 April) presented a webinar on 'The Global Soft Drinks Industry - A Year of Recovery in 2010 with Implications for 2011 and Beyond'. Here, just-drinks takes a look at some of the figures and comments from the presentation.

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) saw its share price rise by 3% this week to around EUR91.5 (US$123.5), as Champagne and Cognac sales regained their fizz.

Champagne and Cognac group Rémy Cointreau watched its full-year sales slip by 11.6% this week as demand for premium alcohol continued to drop. Michelle Russell assesses the group's prospects.

If Coca-Cola Co CEO Neville Isdell thought the impending end of his tenure would allow him to bow out of his last AGM as CEO peacefully, he would have been sorely disappointed.

Diageo North America has launched a range of flavoured malt beverages in the region

Rémy Cointreau is not in talks to sell a stake to US rival Brown-Forman, according to the chairman of the holding firm that controls the French drinks giant.

According to industry rumours, brewer Heineken has launched a self-chilling beer can in selected UK regions. However, Heineken's UK marketing team told Datamonitor that the product may instead have been rolled out elsewhere in Europe, while Heineken International would not comment on any potential launch.

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