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2013 - UK: Suntory Beverage & Food to buy Lucozade, Ribena for GBP1.35bn

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has agreed to sell its Lucozade and Ribena brands to Suntory Beverage & Food for GBP1.35bn (US$2.11bn).

2012 - JAPAN: Sapporo eyes foreign acquisitions with US$2.5bn investment

Japanese brewer Sapporo Holdings is to invest about US$2.5bn over the next five years with an eye on foreign acquisitions, the company confirmed today (10 September).

2011 - CHINA: Cognac pips whisk(e)y in 2010 - Research

Cognac producers are reaping the rewards of entering China's international spirits market early, according to recent research.

2010 - Comment - Diageo to unlock Captain Morgan's treasure trove

Diageo remains confident of switching rum production to the US Virgin Islands in 2012 and the latest estimates are that the move will transform Captain Morgan's fortunes.

2009 - VIETNAM: Coca-Cola Co to double investment

Coca-Cola Co is to double its investment in Vietnam by injecting another US$200m into its drinks operations in the country over the next three years.

2008 - US: 'Trading up' still driving wine and spirits growth - analysts

Easing pricing pressures and favourable consumption trends will continue to benefit the US wines and spirits industry, according to an investment review by Standard & Poor's.

2007 - S AFRICA: Wine exports back in the black - figures

South African wine exports in the first seven months of this year have registered a healthy lift, according to recent figures.

2006 - INDIA: Pepsi boss takes to cameras to fight ban

PepsiCo has reportedly launched a fresh defence of its business in India in a TV ad that features the head of its local operations denying its products are unsafe.

2005 - POLAND: Wyborowa distillery hit by hunger strike

Production at the Polish Wyborowa distillery, owned by Pernod Ricard, has been suspended after nine workers began a hunger strike and 80 others, 25% of the total workforce, went on sick leave, according to a report by Agence France Presse.

2004 - EU: Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co EU anti-trust case settlement closer

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co has announced developments in the long-running EU investigation into anti-competitive practices.

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