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Coca-Cola Co's German Bottling For Sale 19 Mar 2014

The Coca-Cola system was all over the Consumer Analyst Group Europe conference in London this week. As well as The Coca-Cola Co itself, we also had presentations from Coca-Cola HBC, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Coca-Cola Icecek.

Analysis - Campari and the Aperol "headache" 14 Mar 2014

Campari's full-year results yesterday were a mixed bag. The US and Russia performed well for the wine, spirits and soft drinks maker while Western Europe was disappointing.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Bides Its Time Over Germany 16 Sep 2011

Coca-Cola Enterprises' (CCE) anticipated purchase of The Coca-Cola Co's German operations has become the subject of much speculation amongst industry observers over the last 18 months about both the opportunities from and the sticking points behind a potential deal.

just the Answer - German Wine Institute 18 Mar 2010

ProWein, the first major wine exhibition of 2010, opens next week in Dusseldorf. To celebrate the beginning of the trade fair season for the wine industry, just-drinks talked to Steffen Schindler, director of marketing at the German Wine Institute, about 2009, the potential of developing markets and fighting consumer prejudices.

Just the Answer – Marian Kopp 27 Jun 2006

German wine group Racke International has teamed up with Chilean winery Aresti to launch Espiritu de Chile, replicating its successful partnership with South Africa’s KWV which spawned the Golden Kaan wine brand. Chris Brook-Carter discussed the joint ventures and the business model behind them with Racke’s international manager and CEO of Golden Kaan Ltd Marian Kopp.

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Coca-Cola Co apologises over Fanta ad 5 Mar 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has been forced to apologise over an advert for its Fanta brand in Germany and has denied the brand has any links to Hitler or the Nazi Party.

Tough US hits Mast-Jagermeister volumes in 2014 25 Feb 2015

Mast-Jägermeister has reported a near-6% fall in annual sales volumes, with the US suffering a “significant decrease”.

Germany reports first beer sales rise since 2006 2 Feb 2015

German breweries have seen their volume sales rise for the first time since 2006, according to latest figures.

Carlsberg launches one-litre Tuborg Pilsener cans 16 Dec 2014

Carlsberg has launched one-litre and 75cl limited edition canned versions of its Tuborg Pilsener brand in Germany for Christmas.

Beam Suntory launches Jim Beam airport push 6 Aug 2014

Beam Suntory's Travel Retail unit, Maxxium, has launched a digital airport activation for Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year as it ramps up support for the small-batch Bourbon.

Beam Suntory starts distribution transition 23 Jun 2014

Beam Suntory Inc has confirmed the move of Suntory's US distribution from Campari, with Germany also transitioning.

Beam Suntory expands Jim Beam Signature launch 27 May 2014

Beam Suntory has expanded distribution of its Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year into airports across Germany ahead of a wider launch across Europe.

Six more brewers found guilty of price-fixing 2 Apr 2014

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has handed out another EUR231.2m (US$318.9m) of fines to six more brewers in the country over alleged price fixing.

Augustiner Brewery co-owner killed in avalanche 26 Mar 2014

Jannik Inselkammer, managing partner and co-owner of Germany's Augustiner Brewery, has died in an avalanche.

Sichel targets China growth after record year 25 Mar 2014

Wine merchant Maison Sichel is to up its focus on China after a record year in the country.

Latest blogs

No small beer for world-record breaking German waiter 12 Sep 2014

How many beer mugs can one man carry?

World Cup heist is small beer 18 Jul 2014

Beer consumption in Germany - already pretty impressive - will undoubtedly have enjoyed a spike following celebrations over the nation's FIFA World Cup win.

Kommen sie bitte zum Oktoberfest 18 Sep 2013

It's almost here. This year's Oktoberfest kicks off this week in Munich, as ever. The beer festival runs until 6 October and if you've never been before, then trust me, you should.