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...

Grupo Petropolis has begun production at its latest facility in Brazil, targeting the beer markets in the north-east of the country.

The European Commission (EC) has urged the Scottish and UK Governments to abandon their plans for a minimum price as the measure is “disproportionate” and will be an obstacle to trade.

Consumers in the European Union need more consistent, front-of-pack nutrition labelling on soft drinks and food in order to make more informed choices, according to a study.

Stock Spirits Group has announced another change of CFO, its second in less than a year.

Carbonates are coming out of the doldrums, claims Annette Farr. The category has been becalmed for some time. But now, with a party season on the horizon and some upbeat forecasts from analysts, the sparkle is definitely coming back. Evidence of this can be seen in brand activity and encouraging sales.

Diageo has confirmed that it is switching importers for its Guinness, Kilkenny and Smirnoff Ice brands in Japan.

Constellation's US$885m purchase of Fortune Brands' wine portfolio further adds to the acquisitive US company's impressive line-up. Chris Losh believes the deal makes perfect sense for Constellation, and for Fortune Brands could be part of the company's preparation to enter the auction for Absolut vodka.

The Coca-Cola Co. has reportedly dismissed suggestions that it is to buy its largest bottler. 

Constellation Brands has received approval from Industry Canada for its potential acquisition of Vincor International.

There have been further verbal attacks on French government policy by the country's wine growers.

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