just the round-up - The week in drinks

By | 22 August 2008

The top ten most visited stories on just-drinks this week:

The Coca-Cola Co.'s UK Olympic bottle

UK: Coca-Cola unveils Olympic bottle for UK

The Coca-Cola Co. has joined forces with celebrity photographer Rankin to create a limited edition Coca-Cola bottle in the UK.

Diageo's Autumn UK push

UK: Diageo rolls out autumn spirits campaign

Diageo has announced a category-wide campaign in a bid to maximise spirit sales in the UK this Autumn.

US opportunities for Australian wine

AUS: US holds key for Australian wine - research

Australia's wineries should secure their long-term future by targeting a gap in the US market for higher priced wines, a report has suggested.

Pernod Ricard pushes Argentina in UK

UK: Pernod Ricard backs Griffigna wine brand

Pernod Ricard has said its Argentinean wine brand Graffigna is to become a leading player in the group's wine portfolio in the UK.

InBev & Anheuser-Busch

US: InBev hit by further info request for Anheuser-Busch buy

InBev has been asked for further information from the US Department of Justice before receiving clearance for its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch.

US: Anheuser-Busch chief to be InBev consultant

Anheuser-Busch has said CEO August Busch IV is in talks to sign a multi-million dollar consultancy contract with the brewer's prospective new owners, InBev.

South Africa looks promising for whisky

GLOBAL: Whisky drives growth in South Africa - research

The South African whisky market grew by an estimated 16.2% in 2007 to over 3.5m cases. According to The IWSR's South Africa Wine and Spirits 2008 report, growth was largely driven by Jameson, Jack Daniels and Johnnie Walker.

Heineken in Switzerland

SWITZ: Heineken gets Eichhof purchase green light

Heineken has been given clearance to proceed with its purchase of Eichhof Holdings' beverage division in Switzerland.

Jessica Simpson causes Stampede

US: Jessica Simpson to promote Stampede vitamin beer

Celebrity Jessica Simpson is to be the 'face' of beer brand Stampede Light Plus, marketed as the beer for health-conscious consumers, in the US.

Diageo ups India control

INDIA: Diageo ups marketing control of Radico Khaitan JV

Diageo is looking to take a more active role in Masterstroke whisky, the brand jointly launched by Diageo and Radico Khaitan in India last year.

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

Companies: Diageo, InBev, Anheuser-Busch, Pernod, Ricard, Coca-Cola Co, Heineken, Jameson, Jack Daniels, Johnnie Walker

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