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Pernod Ricard has said it is looking beyond its Chivas range to find growth in China's struggling Scotch whisky market....
Heineken's departing CEO has called for clarity in Indonesia after a ban on beer sales in convenience stores cut volumes by a third....
The Coca-Cola Co has said there is still work to be done on Diet Coke in the US despite a recent sales turnaround....
Pernod Ricard yesterday announced a 6% rise in sales in the nine months to the end of March. Here's a look at the performance of the company...
Heineken’s “solid progress” during the first quarter – to quote the words of CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer – could be checked temporarily over the next three months.
Management at the Coca-Cola Co clearly views 2015 as a “transition year” as the company’s strategic shift beds in, but analysts are already applauding the early impact.
By taking the pulp out of their products, could fruit juice makers be missing a trick when it comes to consumers craving healthy alternatives? Tom Vierhile from Datamonitor delves deeper.
The Coca-Cola Co today reported a 4% drop in full-year profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks group:
Today, Heineken reported a lift in profits and sales in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:
The Coca-Cola Co will report its first-quarter results tomorrow. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of March:
Pernod Ricard will report its third-quarter numbers on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Paris-headquartered group has been up to in the three months to the end of March:
Already one of the healthiest spirits categories, the Tequila sector is benefiting from two significant external factors in its prime market, according to a new IWSR/just-drinks report, namely the boom in craft distilling and the current resurgence of the American whiskey category.
On Wednesday, Heineken will report its first-quarter numbers. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to the end of March:
Two international beverage companies released financial results yesterday - SABMiller and Diageo - to differing reactions.
The rising spectre of neo-prohibitionary rhetoric and legislation is claiming a fresh casualty. Following the introduction of restrictive policies in a widening number of markets ranging from Turkey to Russia, and from advertising restrictions to distribution barriers, the paradisiacal archipelago is joining the ranks of emerging markets that are falling from the alcoholic drinks industry’s grace.
Today, SABMiller reported a 4% rise in full-year sales despite a flat performance from North America. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the numbers:
Three major papers on the association of alcohol consumption and cancer have recently been published. ISFAR forum members considered that all were well-done, and presented valuable new information on the topic.
The main takeaway from Constellation Brands' full-year results yesterday was the continuing strength of its beer business.
Constellation Brands is upping its focus on beer in cans after craft brewers premiumised the format, the company's CEO has said.
If the spirits story of the last 40 years has been vodka's ascent to domination, are we now witnessing a whiskey fightback?
Constellation Brands will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday (9 April). Here, just-drinks looks back at the wine, beer and spirits producer's activities in the final three months of its financial year:
Gluten-free beer brands have the ability to attract “lost drinkers” back to the beer category in the US, according to MillerCoors.
Earlier today, Diageo confirmed plans to take full control of UB Group's United National Breweries. The Guinness producer will pay an initial US$22m for the 50% of the sorghum beer producer it does not already own. Here's some facts on United National Breweries:
Earlier today (1 April), the Scotch Whisky Association released full-year export figures for the category. Here's just-drinks provides a full rundown of the top markets by value and volume and how they performed in 2014:
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