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just on Call - A-B InBev still bullish on Brazil

Anheuser-Busch InBev has brushed off a near-flat volume performance in Brazil for Q3, with its CEO claiming it has plenty of plans to counte...

US cider to triple in ten years - Boston Beer CEO

The US hard cider category could triple over the next ten years despite an anticipated slowdown in current growth rates, according to the he...

A-B InBev's Q3 Performance by Region

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a rise in nine-month net profits and sales, while Q3 sales and profits were also up despite a s...

Germany a Pawn in Coca-Cola Enterprises Coke deal

The 'will they, won't they?' debate over Coca-Cola Enterprises' interest in Coca-Cola Co's German bottling franchise dropped off the radar l...

just on Call - SodaStream to focus on water flavours as US soda sags 30 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SodaStream International is to shift its focus away from soda towards the growing sparkling water market to counteract its struggles in the US, the group's head has revealed.

just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 & YTD 29 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Friday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's activities in the Q3 period:

just On Call - C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection 29 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

The CEO of C&C Group has admitted the company is “puzzled” by the speed at which Spirit Pub Co rejected its takeover approach, but would not be drawn on whether this marks the end of the matter.

Research in Focus - English Gin Breaks Away From its Core Markets 27 Oct 2014

Jeremy Cunnington, senior alcoholic drinks analyst, Euromonitor International

Consumption of English gin - excluding consumption in India and the Philippines, which both consist almost entirely of local economy brands - has been dominated by three core markets: the US, Spain and the UK.

Round-Up - NPD: Can Beer Steal a Page from the Keurig and Nespresso Playbook? 27 Oct 2014

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Datamonitor

The next frontier for the beer market is not your local bar or pub, or the beer cooler at your nearby supermarket; it’s your kitchen counter.

Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - October 2014 27 Oct 2014

The ICAP editorial team

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

just On Call - Dr Pepper Snapple Group targets sparkling water growth with Peñafiel ramp-up 24 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's CEO has said that growing sparkling water trends are “here to stay” as the company expands Mexican brand Peñafiel in the US.

just the Facts - Top Ten Wine Brands in UK 24 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Here, courtesy of Nielsen, is a list of the top ten wine brands in the UK off-trade for the year to 11 October.

Preview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2014 23 Oct 2014

Joe Bates

There should be a celebratory atmosphere in Cannes when this year’s TFWA World Exhibition kicks off on Sunday (26 October). After all, it’s the trade show’s 30th anniversary this year and organiser TFWA is putting on a number of events to mark the occasion, most notably a mass Charity Run along the Cannes Croisette.

Analysis - Time for Heineken to make a European break 23 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

While Netherlands-based Heineken has been busy snapping up assets in the likes of Latin America and Asia-Pacific in recent years, the company still has too many chips on Europe. The time is fast approaching, then, for the brewer to go shopping again, ideally a little further from home.

just On Call - Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as Mexico soda tax bites 23 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as predicted, according to its CFO.

Focus - Pernod Ricard's Q1 sales by brand 23 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Pernod Ricard announced a 1% rise in sales in the three months to the end of September. Here's a look at the performance of the company's 14 major Champagne and spirits brands in the quarter.

just on Call - Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO 22 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to the Dutch brewer's CFO.

Focus - Heineken's Q3 Performance by Region 22 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier today, Heineken reported a 1.7% decrease in Q3 sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region in the three months to the end of September

just On Call - Coca-Cola Co ready for the "new normal" - CEO 21 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co is facing the “new normal” as global consumers confront mounting concerns over issues such as disease and economic uncertainty, according to the company's CEO.

Focus - Coca-Cola Co's YTD & Q3 Performance by Region 21 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in year-to-date profits and sales. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:

Research in Focus - Will Coca-Cola Life and Pepsi True Damage Perceptions of Stevia? 21 Oct 2014

Jonas Feliciano at Euromonitor International

Amidst the much-publicised decline of both regular and reduced sugar carbonates, The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo have confirmed plans to launch stevia-based cola carbonates (Coca Cola Life and Pepsi True) in the US.

Analysis - Remy Cointreau and the "dead-cat bounce" 20 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

An analyst has said that Cognac is headed for a “dead-cat bounce” in the next six months as the current downward trends reverse into a slight upward blip.

just The Preview - The Coca-Cola Co's Q3 & YTD 20 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co will report its year-to-date results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of September:

Analysis - Diageo's future brighter than present suggests 16 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Diageo may feel comfortable with this morning's Q1 update, but many observers expressed alarm at the extent of the dip in sales. That said, analysts appear united in their longer-term optimism for the company.

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