A round-up of the biggest stories in drinks this week

A round-up of the biggest stories in drinks this week

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

Diageo has posted increases in sales and profits for its latest fiscal year, with the troubles in Southern Europe failing to hold back the emerging markets.

Patrick Ricard, the chairman and former CEO of Pernod Ricard, has died aged 67. 

Heineken has warned that it expects its full-year profits to come in flat as it posted slight lifts in sales and operating profits in its first half.

A strong performance in Indonesia and Papa New Guinea, coupled with improved trading in Australia, has helped Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) report a strong set of H1 results.

Deregulation of the Indian beer market could grow the country's profit pool by 14 times its current size by 2016, according to an analyst. 

Beam Inc is still a "logical target" for a larger competitor, but recent moves suggest the group is more focused on consolidating its own position, an analyst has said.

Heineken has submitted a "final offer" to Fraser & Neave for its stake in Asia Pacific Breweries in a bid to take full control of the Tiger brewer.

Diet Coca-Cola cans will feature a new design in the US and Canada from next month, The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed.

US drinkers are increasingly favouring beer over wine, a new study has revealed. 

The US Department of Justice has asked Anheuser-BuschInBev for "additional information" over its proposed buy-out of Grupo Modelo.