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

French soft drink recall

FRANCE: Soft drinks pulled in contamination scare

Thousands of branded and own-label soft drinks, including those made by Orangina Schweppes and Danone, have been recalled in France following contamination of a bottling plant's water source.

Glennglassaugh lines up Scotch whisky releases

UK: Glenglassaugh readies Scotch whisky releases

The Glenglassaugh Distillery Company has outlined release details for its single malt Scotch whisky portfolio.

Bacardi Brown-Forman brings Seven Tiki rum to UK

UK: Bacardi Brown-Forman to launch Seven Tiki rum

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands has announced the 'soft launch' of premium Fijian rum brand, Seven Tiki, in the UK

Diageo readies bond

UK: Diageo launches US$1bn bond

Diageo, the world's leading alcoholic drinks group, has launched and priced a $1bn, fixed rate bond.

Glenmorangie expansion underway

UK: Glenmorangie expansion plan - phase one completes

The Glenmorangie Company has completed the first phase of its proposed expansion project at its flagship distillery in Scotland.

Alcohol-only checkouts in the UK

UK: Alcohol-only checkouts a bad idea - WSTA

Introducing alcohol-only checkouts in UK retailers will not help to tackle drinking abuse, says the industry.

Carlsberg reorganises Kronenbourg

FRANCE: Carlsberg axes Kronenbourg jobs in reorganisation

Carlsberg is looking to cut 15% of its workforce at its French subsidiary Brasseries Kronenbourg.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Q3

US: Coca-Cola Enterprises Q3 profit down, slashes guidance

Coca-Cola Enterprises has cut full-year earnings guidance following a fall in profit in its third quarter, blaming its problems on a tough soft drinks market in North America.

Diageo tying up with United Spirits?

INDIA: Diageo eyes stake in United Spirits

Diageo is one of several multinational drinks firms interested in purchasing a stake in Indian group United Spirits, just-drinks understands.

Beam Global CEO stands down

US: Amicable departure for Beam Global CEO

The president and CEO of Beam Global Spirits & Wine is leaving the company.