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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...

Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent said yesterday (22 July) that his company's first-half results proved "steady progress" in a turbulent industry.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's CEO has claimed that its low-calorie Ten portfolio is enticing lapsed consumers back to CSDs, but admitted the category as a whole remains "difficult".

The Coca-Cola Co may swoop for a more affordable Monster Beverages as growth in energy drinks tops out, an analyst has said.

Pernod Ricard has added an "ultra-premium" Tequila to its portfolio through a joint venture with Tequila Avión.

United Spirits posted another strong rise in sales in its fiscal first quarter and it is hard to see growth abating if the Indian Government's medium-term economic outlook is correct.

Fewer tourists as a result of the Mumbai terror attacks last year has been blamed for a 60% fall in Indian wine sales by volume in the last nine months.

Anheuser-Busch has seen price increases in the US buoy its figures in the latest quarter.

Water is a growth area in the soft drinks market, and Nestlé has been a key player in this fast-expanding category. But the Swiss food and drinks giant has particularly high hopes for its Pure Life brand, writes Hope Lee, soft drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, and has taken an unusual path to building the brand internationally.

Australian wine grape production next year will be around 1.9m metric tons, almost level with output over the past two years, government figures said today (26 July).
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