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...

The so-called "activist investor" Nelson Peltz has already had a huge bearing on the last 12 months at PepsiCo. That's the length of time since he went public with his wish to merge the US group maker with Mondelez as well hive off PepsiCo's snacks from its beverages.

MillerCoors is still performing better than Anheuser-Busch InBev in the US off-trade, while craft brewers have seen double-digit rises in April, latest figures show.

The pending Diamond Jubilee in the UK has been prefaced by a swathe of special edition versions of products from every drinks category. As a keen list-maker, Ian Buxton is well-placed to bring them all together. Right up until he goes cross-eyed.

To coincide with the London International Wine Fair this month, just-drinks' latest management briefing is for all you wine companies out there, particularly those with Australian leanings. Richard Woodard offers an in-depth look at Australia's wine industry in this four-part briefing for May 2011.

Curious, is it not, how a change of government here in the UK has led to a sudden injection of morality into the issue of irresponsible alcohol consumption in this country?

Spirits such as soju and cachaça may be less well known than vodka and whisky, but according to a new report from IWSR and just-drinks, could offer considerable benefits to multinationals, both in underpinning distribution in emerging markets and establishing new international categories.

Central European Distribution Corporation has signed a binding commitment to acquire a 40% stake in the Russian Alcohol Group (Russian Alcohol) for US$156.5m.

Coca-Cola Co. has confirmed it will buy vitamin water maker Glaceau in a move that will expand its non-carbonated beverage line.

Mexico has taken a first step to eliminate its controversial tax on soft drinks made from high fructose corn syrup.

The bidding war for a controlling stake in Polmos Bialystok has still further to run, according to local press reports.

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