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The Greek crisis from alcohol's front line 9 Jul 2015

As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers new proposals to tackle the country’s debt crisis, Lucy Britner takes a closer look at what it means to the local drinks trade.

CCHBC "not cutting Greece investment" - CEO 18 Feb 2015

Coca-Cola HBC's CEO has said he is cautious over Greece's “fragile” political environment, but has insisted the company will not cut back on investment in the country.

Focus - Coca-Cola HBC's Q3 & YTD Performance 7 Nov 2013

Today (7 November), Coca-Cola HBC released its Q3 and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.

Coca-Cola HBC's H1 Performance by Region, Category 8 Aug 2013

Earlier today (8 August), Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) released its half-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region and category.

Analysis - CCH boosted by Russia, Nigeria in Q1 17 May 2013

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) has delivered progress in Russia and Nigeria but troubles elsewhere have produced a “mixed” first quarter, according to an analyst.

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Heineken loses appeal against abuse of position in 6 Jul 2017

Heineken has lost its appeal in Greece against a fine for "abusing its dominant position" in the country’s market, although the amount of the fine has been reduced.

Heineken hit by Greek compensation claim 24 Feb 2017

Heineken has vowed to fight a EUR100m (US$105.6m) compensation claim by a Greek brewer that follows the imposition 14 months ago of a near-EUR32m fine related to alleged infringement practices in the country.

Threat prompts Coke Light withdrawal in Greece 21 Dec 2016

Coca-Cola Light is among a raft of FMCG brands to have been removed from supermarket shelves in Greece after threats of contamination were posted on a website in the country.

PepsiCo shutters Greece beverage plant 1 Nov 2016

PepsiCo has closed its only bottling operation in Greece, as it looks to adapt to challenging market conditions in the country.

Heineken challenges EUR31.5m fine 2 Dec 2015

Heineken is to appeal a EUR31.5m (US$33.4m) fine from Greek authorities for infringing fair practice rules, including offering incentives to retailers and wholesalers to only stock its beer.

Greek brewer hits out over Carlsberg merger move 27 Mar 2015

Greek brewer Macedonian Thrace has raised concerns over the future of the country's beer market after the recent merger of Carlsberg-owned Mythos Brewery and Olympic Brewery.

Carlsberg to merge with Olympic Brewery in Greece 18 Nov 2014

Carlsberg has lined up a merger in Greece with the third largest brewer in the country, Olympic Brewery.

Coca-Cola HBC hits Q1 bump as volumes slip 16 May 2014

Coca-Cola HBC has blamed problems in Ukraine and a late Easter for a drop in first-quarter sales and profits.

SpiritsEurope seeks Greek excise cut 16 Dec 2013

Trade body SpiritsEurope has urged the Greek government to phase in a cut on excise duties as it claims current measures are not working.

Coca-Cola HBC YTD profits fall as volumes dip 7 Nov 2013

Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) has posted a drop in year-to-date profits and sales after volumes declines in Europe failed to offset emerging market gains.