just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 19 July 2013

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

AG Barr is switching its attention to GlaxoSmithKline's Lucozade and Ribena brands, following the collapse of its proposed merger with Britvic, according to UK reports.

The corporate relations director of Diageo is set to leave the company next year.

The French division of Nestlé Waters has confirmed its latest bottled water divestment, with the sale of Val St Lambert to the Société des Eaux Minérales d’Ogeu (SEMO).

Six bottled water suppliers in Australia have agreed to remove the term 'organic' from their brand names after the country's consumer watchdog said the term is “misleading” for water.

Drinks brands are “lagging” behind in the UK's surge in internet grocery shopping and should up their focus on exclusive web-only premium products, according to an industry expert.

The Coca-Cola Company has pointed to “unusually” poor weather in its second quarter after reporting a drop in first-half profits and sales. 

SPI Group has announced another change of regional director in Asia Pacific – its third in 15 months.

SABMiller is predicting medium-term mid-single digit volume growth in its Asia Pacific region, with China driving the rise but Australia impacting more on its bottom line.

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has claimed that PepsiCo's current model is “unsustainable” and urged the group to buy snacks firm Mondelez. 

Licensed vodka production in Russia fell by 28.3% in the first half of this year, while the black market is growing, according to local reports.

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

Companies: Britvic, Diageo, AG Barr, Nestle, SABMiller, Belvedere, Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo

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