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

The recent reduction in the tax on beer and soft drinks in Denmark has not been passed down to consumers in the country, according to local research.

PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co and Dr Pepper Snapple Group are to launch vending machines in the US that display the calorie content of beverages.

Beam Inc has begun life as a standalone spirits company, but many analysts believe that it is a case of when, not if, the Jim Beam Bourbon producer is bought.

UK brewer Wells & Young's has confirmed that it will lose the licensing rights for Diageo's Red Stripe and Grupo Modelo's Corona Extra beer brands in the country next year.

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has called for higher prices and tougher marketing restrictions to reduce alcohol-related harm, in a report commissioned by the current EU president nation, Sweden.

Financial doom and despond may currently pervade the world of high-flying corporate executives but, Ian Buxton writes, spirits marketers expect high-priced, ultra-premium brands to continue their strong growth. The current environment may prompt financial movers and shakers to take a stiff drink, but it will apparently still be a reassuringly expensive one.

SABMiller and Molson Coors have confirmed plans to combine their US and Puerto Rico operations.

The latest data from the Australian wine industry has signalled more bad news for the sector with the value of exports down for the first time in 15 years.

Coca-Cola is looking to break in Formula 1 motor racing, according to press reports.

Heineken is to acquire a German brewery. The Dutch company announced today (5 October) that Brau Holding International AG - the joint venture between Heineken (49.9%) and Schoerghuber Corporate Group (50.1%) - has come to an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Fuerstliche Fuerstenbergische Brauerei KG.

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