just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 18 May 2012

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev has finalised its tie-up with the owner of the Dominican Republic's largest brewer, Cervecería Nacional Dominicana (CND).

The Scottish government has today (May 14) confirmed it intends to set a minimum alcohol price of GBP0.50 (US$0.80) per unit – GBP0.05 higher than previously proposed.

Fresh concerns have been raised over the long-term effectiveness of SABMiller's decision to change the roles within its senior executive team.

Diageo is "reticent" over fully embracing Twitter as a marketing tool until the social media site has introduced age-gating, it revealed today (May 14). 

Pernod Ricard has moved to side-step its long-running legal row with Bacardi over the Havana Club trademark in the US, by lining up a new rum brand for the US called Havanista.

Beam Inc's buyout of Pinnacle will not affect the US vodka market in the short term because the brand's flavour line is already too deep, according to the head of Gruppo Campari.

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has signed “multi-year” agreements with three major brewers to distribute a wide portfolio of beer brands across Papa New Guinea, Fiji and the Pacific Islands.

Global retailers, such as Tesco, will become an increasing “threat” to international soft drinks brands as consumers turn to own label products, an expert has warned.

A senior figure from the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has questioned the extent the industry is responsible for obesity in light of an overall fall in calorie consumption.

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is targeting a group of consumers it is referring to as “green casuals” that it believes can help boost recycling rates from packaging.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: InBev, SABMiller, Diageo, Pernod, Ricard, Campari, Amatil, Beam Inc, Modelo, Carlsberg, Coors, Bacardi, Havana Club, BSDA, Gruppo Campari, Coca-Cola Enterprises

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