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PepsiCo find stability but Peltz concerns linger

PepsiCo yesterday continued its financial year with another quarter of well-received results to follow April's estimate-beating Q1s....

Dr Pepper Snapple Group to tackle diet declines

Dr Pepper Snapple Group is to tackle declines in sales of diet Dr Pepper with a range of marketing programmes, its CEO has said....

Focus - Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q2 Performance

Dr Pepper Snapple Group today (24 July) posted a rise in second-quarter profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the comp...

Focus - SABMiller's Q1 Performance by Region

Earlier today (24 July), SABMiller reported a 6% rise in first quarter sales. Here just-drinks takes a closer at the figures by region:...


Focus - Britvic's Q3 & YTD Performance by Region 24 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Britvic today (24 July) posted a rise in sales and profits in its year-to-date results. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.


just On Call - PepsiCo to consider more re-franchising - CEO 23 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

PepsiCo’s CEO has hinted the group is looking at re-franchising more of its operations globally after successful partnerships in Vietnam and Mexico.


Focus - PepsiCo H1 & Q2 performance 23 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (23 July), PepsiCo reported its half-year and second-quarter results, with profits in the half-year rising by 3% on flat sales, and Q2 profits dipping by 2%.


Analysis - Coca-Cola Co fails investor confidence test 23 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent said yesterday (22 July) that his company's first-half results proved “steady progress” in a turbulent industry.


just On Call - Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO 23 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 volumes.


Analysis - Imported ciders face tough task in US 22 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

Cider appears to be continuing its breakthrough in the US, with domestic brands outperforming imports.


Focus - Coca-Cola Co's H1 & Q2 Performance by Region 22 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier today (22 July), The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in first-half profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant:


Analysis - Cleaning China's seedier side brings balance to Remy Cointreau 22 Jul 2014

Olly Wehring

While China's on-trade is cleaning up its act, Remy Cointreau expects the clientele in the country's bars to resume its love affair with Cognac - hopefully sooner rather than later.


just Five Years Ago: Anheuser-Busch InBev sells Oriental Brewery 21 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) was revealed in May to have had a bid for Treasury Wine Estates knocked back.


just The Preview - SABMiller's Q1 21 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

On Thursday (24 July), SABMiller will give a trading update for its first quarter. The company also hosts its AGM on the same day. Here, just-drinks looks at how the UK-headquartered brewer and soft drinks firm has fared in the three months to the end of June.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 143: Is Alcohol's Cardio-Protective Effect Still Valid? 21 Jul 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

A recent paper, which uses a very large dataset from subjects of European descent, uses a Mendelian randomisation analysis to estimate the effects of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease (CVD), using as the instrumental variable an uncommon allele affecting alcohol metabolism, the ADH1B rs1229984 variant.


just The Preview - PepsiCo's Q2 & H1 21 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

PepsiCo will report its first-half results on Wednesday (23 July). Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in beverages for the three months to the end of June.


just The Preview - Coca-Cola Co's Q2 & H1 21 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co will report its first-half results tomorrow (22 July). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of June:


Analysis - A tobacco analogy soft drinks will want to embrace 18 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

It was possibly the high-point of recent hostilities between the soft drinks industry and health groups - a spate of headlines calling out sugar as the new tobacco.


Analysis - Cognac plays the waiting game in China 16 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

When Cognac producers were beginning to realise the full impact of falling demand in China last year, Pernod Ricard's MD of finance, Gilles Bogaert, was asked when he thought the situation would return to normal. Bogaert said that a recovery would take time, adding that “there are still questions over pace”.


Analysis - US bars court craft beer, but light lagers still strong 15 Jul 2014

James Wilmore

How are US on-trade venues reacting to the shifting nature of the country's beer market?


Analysis - China obstacles divert premium Australian wine to global growth 15 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

Treasury Wine Estates has admitted to a long-time legal tussle over its Chinese name, which has reportedly been appropriated by a “trademark squatter”.


International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 142: A Study on Alcohol Consumption and Mortality 14 Jul 2014

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

The large European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study (EPIC) has released a new analysis of the relation of alcohol consumption to mortality.


Comment - Spirits - Cachaca's Big Chance, But Heed Tequila's Warning 14 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

To celebrate the launch of just-drinks' and The IWSR's latest spirits report, Richard Woodard considers the future for cachaça. But, first, let us look to the past.


Research in Focus - Cachaça seeks "Brand Brasil" bounce 14 Jul 2014

Ben Cooper

Now would seem an opportune time to assess the current fortunes and potential for Brazil's national spirit, cachaça, and a new joint-report from The IWSR and just-drinks has done just that.


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