just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 14 June 2013

The biggest stories on just-drinks this week

The biggest stories on just-drinks this week

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

Consolidation within the US craft brewing sector is moving closer as the rate of new producers emerging is outpacing segment volumes, an industry research group has warned. 

Rémy Cointreau has agreed to sell Larsen Cognac to Finland's Altia Corporation just months after buying the Norwegian-founded Cognac house.

The UK's Competition Commission has given "provisional" clearance to the merger of AG Barr and Britvic, saying it does expect the tie-up to lessen competition. 

Rémy Cointreau has seen a healthy jump in full-year profits as Cognac sales showed no sign of slowing and the group performed strongly in the US. 

Edrington Group is ending its long-standing US distribution agreement with Rémy Cointreauand is expected to take it in-house.  

The Portman Group has argued it is a waste of time talking about blanket bans after a new report urged a shake-up of the rules around UK alcohol advertising. 

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has warned that bad weather in Europe over the next six weeks could sink its full-year forecasts.

Nearly 40% of global spirits consumption is now in China, with the Asia-Pacific region continuing to shore up a struggling Europe, latest figures show. 

Gruppo Campari is re-introducing Sagatiba cachaça to the US. 

Molson Coors has flipped its innovations focus from packaging to line extensions, with an “exciting pipeline” lined up for the next three years, its CEO has said.

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

Companies: Cointreau, Britvic, Edrington, AG Barr, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Campari, The Portman Group, Coors, Gruppo Campari

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