Heres what was making the drinks news on this day in years gone by

Heres 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...

2013 - JAPAN: Suntory Beverage & Food holds "interest" in Ribena, Lucozade

Suntory Beverage & Food has said it is interested in Ribena and Lucozade but denied that it has agreed with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to buy the for-sale UK brands.

2012 - AUS: Coca-Cola Amatil closes on US$60m Pacific Islands deal

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has completed its takeover of a former Foster's Group Pacific Islands brewery and distillery for AUD58m (US$60m).

2011 - AUS: SABMiller accuses Foster's Group of deception

SABMiller has filed a formal complaint against Foster's Group, claiming that the Australian brewer has misled its own shareholders on debt and future earnings.

2010 - FRANCE: Champagne body limits supply to drain discount fizz

Champagne corks may be popping again but the region's trade council will again limit production as it attempts to regain price-points lost during the recession.

2009 - FRANCE: Bordeaux FY exports down - figures

Wine exports from the Bordeaux region registered a marked fall in the year to the end of June, according to recent figures.

2008 - US: Beam Global hails "full and clear control"

Beam Global Wine & Spirits has finished a busy week in its strategy to seize back "full and clear control" of its various businesses, group president Tom Flocco has told just-drinks.

2007 - NETHERLANDS: Grolsch "breaks uniformity" with beer additions

Grolsch has lined up two additions to its beer portfolio in its home market, with a view to "breaking through the uniformity" of the beer category.

2006 - UK: Convenience drives sports drinks boom - analyst

UK consumers are buying more sports drinks than ever before but remain sceptical of the claims made by producers of the products' health benefits, a report claims today (8 September).

2005 - FRANCE: Danone shares up as Pepsi rumours persist

Danone has once more become the centre of attention on the French stock exchange after further reports it was susceptible to a takeover from PepsiCo.

2004 - UK: Bacardi looks for loan to fund Grey Goose

Bacardi is looking to raise a US$4.4 bln syndicated loan to finance its acquisition of Grey Goose.

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