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2013 - FINLAND: Drinks industry pans alcohol tax rise decision

Finland’s drinks industry federation has criticised a Government plan to further increase the tax on alcohol in 2014.

2012 - US: Drink-driving among teens halves in two decades - study

The number of US teenagers who drink and drive has more than halved in the last two decades, according to a new report.

2011 - GLOBAL: Diageo readies Johnnie Walker campaign

Diageo is launching a new marketing campaign for Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky in seven markets, including Brazil and crisis-hit Greece.

2010 - US: Coca-Cola Co to sue Aldi over 'Simply' line

The Coca-Cola Co said it will "rigorously protect and defend" its 'Simply' line of juices after filing a lawsuit against Aldi for infringement of patents of the brand.

2009 - The just-drinks Interview - The Coca-Cola Co's CMO

The opportunity to grab some time with the chief marketing officer of a company the size of The Coca-Cola Co. doesn't come along very often. However, when just-drinks was invited to Zurich by the company last week, the chance to have an audience with Joe Tripodi was the clincher. Olly Wehring puts the questions to Tripodi, and his time starts... now.

2008 - GREECE: Coca-Cola HBC cuts profit forecast

Weak economic conditions have forced Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. to slash earnings growth estimates for its full-year.

2007 - FRANCE: Pernod Ricard looks to up debt limit, silent on V&S link

Pernod Ricard has confirmed its plans to bid for Swedish drinks company Vin & Sprit, but added that its recent decision to up the limit of its fund raising has been a decision "independent" of any forthcoming plans.

2006 - S AFRICA: SABMiller targets females with fruit drink

SABMiller is launching a flavoured alcoholic drink targeted at female drinkers in South Africa.

2005 - BELGIUM: InBev denies Heineken's patent claims

InBev has hit back at claims by rival brewer Heineken that the Belgian brewer's home-draught system infringes on Heineken's patent for a similar system.

2004 - CHINA: InBev closes Lion Group acquisition

The world's second largest brewer InBev has closed its acquisition of the remaining 50% of Lion Group's beer business in China, therefore gaining 100% control.

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