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CHINA: Diageo signs deal to control China's ShuiJingFang spirits group

Diageo has signed a deal to take a controlling stake in China's Sichuan Chengdu Quanxing Group, paving the way for the drinks giant to acquire one of the country's leading white spirits producers.

CANADA: PepsiCo launches “brighter mornings” Tropicana campaign

PepsiCo is to launch a marketing campaign for its Tropicana juice brand in Canada, with a focus on the remote Arctic town of Inuvik.

US: E&J Gallo Winery sued over Pinot Noir scandal

E&J Gallo Winery is facing a lawsuit over the wine firm's link to the Pinot Noir wine fraud scandal in France.

CHILE: Earthquake halts Concha y Toro wine production

Heavy damage to wineries and vineyards caused by one of the worst earthquakes in Chile's recent history has forced Vina Concha y Toro to suspend wine production and logistics operations.

UK: Carlsberg signs Tetley's beer deals

Carlsberg has signed deals to split brewing of its Tetley's beer in the UK between Molson Coors and Marston's.

UK: Drinks industry fears duty tax hike

There is growing pressure from UK Government ministers for a significant hike in duty tax on spirits in the upcoming UK Budget, according to drinks industry leaders.

Focus - BELGIUM: A-B InBev to expand cost savings beyond 2011

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is working on a fresh round of cost savings beyond the close of its current synergies programme in 2011.

US: Coca-Cola Co maintains innocence in Guatemala legal case

The Coca-Cola Co has reiterated that there is no link between the firm and acts of violence allegedly committed against union leaders and family members of its drinks bottlers in Guatemala.

CANADA/US: Molson Coors targets "smart" acquisitions

The CEO of Molson Coors has said that the brewer is on the lookout for "smart" acquisitions.

EUR: European Court delivers minimum pricing ruling

Scottish plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol have been dealt a blow by a ruling from the European Court of Justice.


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