The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

SABMiller has confirmed the replacement for Karl Lippert as president of its Colombian subsidiary, Bavaria.

South African food group Pioneer Foods is reportedly facing opposition to its plan to buy KWV from sections of the wine and spirits maker's shareholders.

The founding family shareholders of Hermès have set up a holding company, as they look to block any possible takeover bid from LVMH.

Wimm-Bill-Dann (WBD) has confirmed that its management will remain in place after its purchase by PepsiCo is completed.

Fortune Brands has confirmed that it will break up its three business units and will look to become "focused solely" on its Beam Global Spirits & Wine division.

A failure on the part of soap operas in the UK to feature the risks of alcohol abuse in their storylines could affect under 18's views on drinking, according to recent research.

Brown-Forman has professed itself “pleased” with its second-quarter performance, and has upped its full-year guidance.

Heineken has lined up the global launch of an updated bottle design for its namesake lager brand.

Diageo has declined to comment on speculation claiming it is in talks with TPG Capital about Turkish spirits firm Mey Içki.

PepsiCo has broken ground on a beverage plant in Russia, the soft drinks giant confirmed today (10 December).