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A merger between Carlsberg and one of the other 'Big Four' global brewers remains "unlikely", but a tie-up with Anheuser-Busch InBev is not out of the question, according to analysts.

French MPs have voted in favour of a special tax of EUR50 (US$65) per hectolitre on energy drinks, as part of a raft of fiscal measures designed to finance France's social security deficit.

France's General Assembly has voted in favour of a tax hike on added sugar soft drinks and a lesser rise on drinks containing sweeteners.

The owner of Moet Hennessy, LVMH, has denied that it has any intention of selling the wine and spirits division to Diageo.

Having expected to fly into a resolutely downbeat mood at this year's Tax Free World Association expo in Cannes, just-drinks discovered that many drinks companies are nurturing a growing sense of optimism on duty-free.

A global economic downturn and soaring raw materials costs have forced beverage companies to reduce the amount of material used in their packaging, a new report says.

Carlsberg and Heineken have defended their approach of Scottish & Newcastle as "a compelling proposition".

Diageo is to spend US$20m on its boutique wine business in Argentina over the next three years in an effort to boost international sales.

Consuming soft drinks from vending machines during school hours has no impact on adolescent obesity according to a new study performed by the Center for Food, Nutrition, and Agriculture Policy at the University of Maryland, USA.

Coke's current tribulations would be worrying enough, seeing its bitter rival, PepsiCo, enjoying rather better times adds insult to injury.pifjv

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