The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Seven workers have died in an accident at one of Grupo Modelo's breweries in Mexico. 

Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has proceeded with a bankruptcy filing in the US, as it prepares to be taken over by the owner of Russian Standard.

Beam Inc is sending one of its sales managers to Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) to head up the multi-state distributor's Beam portfolio.

Bacardi has appointed a former pharmaceutical marketing manager to head up its Russian unit.

Sales of European spirits outside the European Union hit a record EUR10.2bn (US$13.3bn) in 2012, with growth being driven by whisk(e)y, new figures reveal.

Off-trade beer volumes in the US fell by 3.4% in the latest quarter, but Heineken is continuing to gain market share, according to recently-released figures.

AG Barr has defended its latest Irn Bru ad after dozens of viewers claimed it is "anti-English".

Constellation Brands, in line to acquire a Grupo Modelo brewery, plans to double the plant's capacity over the next three years, the company's CEO has said

Diageo has confirmed it plans to close one of its brewing-related plants in Ireland with the loss of 21 jobs.

Heineken has denied it is ready to offload its Finnish unit Hartwall after a report claimed it has launched a sale.