The week in drinks

The week in drinks

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

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is yet to be served with a US$5m lawsuit that reportedly accuses the firm of failing to pay its truck drivers for overtime and not allowing them to take rest breaks.

A Diageo-backed entrepreneur initiative is to double its intake next year as it expands a global search for promising spirits start-ups.

Bacardi has confirmed a change of president for the North America region.

Dutch brewers, Heineken and Bavaria, are continuing to see their export traffic delayed as a result of congestion issues at Europe's largest port, the Port of Rotterdam. 

An Indian state has outlined its first steps to outlawing alcohol, including “dry” Sundays and closing all bars except in luxury hotels.

Heineken has reported a slight fall in half-year profits on flat sales in the period.

Carlsberg has warned of a tough full-year for its bottom line, as half-year sales and profits came in flat.

New Zealand has boosted its wine exports in the 12 months to the end of June, as strong demand in the US and Western Europe outpaced declines in Asia, new figures have shown.

Coca-Cola Amatil has flagged "a number of immediate challenges" as it released a poor set of half-year numbers.

Treasury Wine Estates has reported full-year net losses of AUD100.9m (US$93.5m) and a slide in sales after what it called a “challenging” year.