just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

By | 17 January 2014

The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Japan's Suntory Holdings has agreed to acquire US-based spirits firm Beam Inc for US$16bn.

Five German breweries are facing fines totalling EUR106.5m (US$145.6m) after being found guilty of fixing the price of beer in the country.

PepsiCo is to roll out a new bottled water brand that was premièred at last night's Golden Globes awards ceremony in California.
SodaStream's CEO has said he is “disappointed” with the company's fourth-quarter results after a weak holiday sales period in the US saw it issue a profits warning.
Beam Inc has dismissed a US law firm’s claims about its conduct involving the proposed US$16bn takeover by Suntory as “baseless”.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports it is set to acquire China's Ginsber Draft Beer Company for CNY3.8bn (US$630m).
The wine regions of Burgundy and Champagne are in the running to gain UNESCO World Heritage status after being nominated by the French Government.
Diageo is spending GBP30m (US$49m) to double production capacity at its Clynelish Distillery as part of a previously announced GBP1bn wider investment in Scotch whisky.
Champagne sales by value and volume dipped slightly in 2013 as producers continued to struggle with difficult conditions in Europe, latest figures show.
The Coca-Cola Co is to continue supplying beverages to Domino's Pizza in the US after signing a new “multi-year” agreement.

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

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