The week in drinks

The week in drinks

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

AUS: More jobs to go at Constellation Australia

Constellation Brands has confirmed another wave of around 30 job losses in Australia as part of a review of its operations in the country.

TANZANIA: Diageo's EABL cleared for Serengeti Breweries stake - report

Diageo's East African Breweries Ltd has been cleared by Tanzania's competition watchdog to acquire control of Serengeti Breweries in the country, according to a report.

S AFRICA: SABMiller claims victory in Brandhouse ad battle

SABMiller's South African Breweries arm has claimed victory in a long-running advertising battle against the Diageo and Heineken-owned unit, Brandhouse.

just On Call - MillerCoors to focus on craft beer success

MillerCoors plans to plough more resources into its newly-created craft and imported beers division in an attempt to mitigate ongoing weakness in the mainstream US beer market.

UK: World Cup leaves pub beer sales high and dry

Even a month of international football has failed to lift the gloom hanging over on-trade beer sales in the UK, with the latest industry figures showing supermarkets in the country as the clear winners.

just On Call – Brazil leads Gruppo Campari's H1 increases

Gruppo Campari has hailed the role of Brazil in its strong performance during the first half of this year.

INDIA: United Breweries, SABMiller to patent beer bottles

India's largest brewers, United Breweries and SABMiller, have started patenting glass bottles as they look to curb the cost of manufacturing new bottles through buying back used ones.

UK: Scotland Gov't waters down minimum pricing plan

Scotland's Government has stepped back from demanding a minimum price on alcoholic drinks in the face of strong opposition from other political parties.

US/POLAND: CEDC swings to H1 losses

Higher charges caused Central European Distribution Corp to drop into the red for the first half of 2010, despite a strong rise in sales.

RUSSIA: Vodka firms back Gov't on minimum pricing

A minimum price on vodka in Russia is helping to flush out the country's illicit alcohol market and drive consumers towards big producers, the president and CEO of Central European Distribution Corp has said.