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 ongoing shortage of Corona around the world may actually prove beneficial for Anheuser-Busch InBev in the US. Throw in the FIFA World Cup, which starts next month, and the brewing behemoth could be in line for a bumper 2014.

Earlier this week, just-drinks editor Olly Wehring visited Beijing to cover Pernod Ricard's latest Capital Market Day. While there, Olly spoke to Alexandre Ricard, the company's deputy CEO & COO, in his first interview since it was announced he would become CEO of Pernod in 2015.

As we head back from Pernod Ricard's Capital Markets Day, held this year in Scotland, it takes a fair bit of effort to see past the company's upbeat take on the future for its Scotch whisky portfolio. A morning of scene-setting, market drill-downs and 'any questions' with the firm's top brass yesterday (30 May) suggests that there's gold in them there hills, and Pernod has just the right type of drilling equipment.

The merger of Embotelladoras Arca with its Mexican rival, Grupo Continental (Contal), has given rise to speculation that Mexico's largest Coke bottler, Coca-Cola FEMSA, faces a sterner test in its own backyard.

Will SABMiller finally break cover and go for a big acquisition or should we look to Asia to provide a suitor for Foster's beer business? Here, just-drinks takes a look at the names in the hat.

The chief marketing officer at Bacardi Limited is set to leave the company later this year.

AmBev, InBev's Latin American operation, had a tough first quarter, hit by higher costs and poor weather in Brazil. Earlier this month, Olly Wehring met with Luiz Fernando Edmond, zone president for Latin America North at AmBev, who spoke about the challenges in the home market, the progress and potential of other Latin American countries and the opportunities both for InBev's international brands in Brazil and for AmBev's Brahma brand in the US.

The C&C Group may have its cider brand Magners to thank for its recent success, but Brian Walsh, managing director of the Irish company's spirits arm C&C International, believes the group's spirits portfolio will play an important role in sustaining that growth. In this month's just-drinks interview, he tells Olly Wehring why.

An offbeat and laid-back style belies a clearly focused and steely approach to brand marketing at the UK's leading smoothie company innocent which has taken the soft drinks market by storm. Annette Farr spoke with co-founder Richard Reed about the brand's phenomenal success and plans for the future.

Sobieski Dystrybucja appears to have won the race for Polmos Bialystok.

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