Top stories on just-drinks

Top stories on just-drinks

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

Comment - Diageo closing in on Shui Jing Fang

Diageo's bid to take control of Shui Jing Fang could set an important precedent on China's drinks market.

US: Warren Buffett's McLane eyes drinks distribution empire

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is believed to be intent on building a US-wide distribution network for alcoholic drinks, in a move that would increase the pressure on existing players.

Comment - Big brewers have some catching up to do

Small-scale breweries continue to flourish across much of Western Europe and North America, making a mockery of the idea that consumer demand for beer in these markets is weak.

just On Call - Carlsberg warns on higher costs

Carlsberg has warned that it will be forced to raise beer prices in most of its markets due to higher-than-expected barley costs.

Comment - City Ponders Danone water sale

Just as Danone's bottled water division has begun its climb to recovery, speculation has surfaced that the Evian producer might dispose of the business. Here, just-drinks speaks to analysts and assesses the firm's strategy.

CHINA: Scotch whisky gets trademark protection

Scotch whisky distillers have welcomed China's move to legally protect their products from copycats.

US: Southern Wine & Spirits to buy World Class Wines

Southern Wine & Spirits of America plans to step up its presence in fine wine distribution by acquiring World Class Wines for an undisclosed fee.

INDIA/US: PepsiCo's Nooyi leaves door open on future

PepsiCo's CEO, Indra Nooyi, has refused to rule out a future move from PepsiCo, possibly to Tata Global Beverages.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo launches Johnnie Walker 21YO in India

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has launched a 21 Year Old Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky exclusively at Indira Gandhi International airport’s newly opened Terminal 3.

MEXICO: Grupo Modelo seeks acquisitions, tie-ups

Mexico's largest brewer, Grupo Modelo, has confirmed that it is eyeing acquisitions in beer and other drinks categories in emerging markets.