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Remy Cointreau will issue its full first-half results on Thursday (23 July). Last month, in a trading update, the group reported a near-6% fall in organic sales in the six months to the end of September, with the second quarter performing better than the first.
It is well known that carbonated soft drinks have a sugar - and obesity - problem that has led to steady sales erosion over the past decade. Less well known is that juice is suffering as much, if not more, from many of the same issues.
On Wednesday, Britvic will report its Q4 and full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance in the three months to the 28 September:
The UK arm of Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro is to sponsor music event The Brit Awards.
Constellation Brands' beer ambitions took a giant leap forward in 2012 when it secured the US rights to Grupo Modelo's brands. Yesterday, it took another big stride with the US$1bn acquisition of craft brewer Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits.
The Romanian wine industry is at the start of its own revolution. Families who previously struggled to get their properties back following Communist-era ownership are recovering, and funds from the European Union, given in 2009 for the replanting of vines, are starting to bear fruit. The industry, which stands at 243,000 hectares at the last count, is now in a position to move forward.
Late last week, Concha y Toro reported year-to-date figures that were boosted by a healthy third quarter. Here, we take a closer look at the company's performance in the period.
The headlines for Carlsberg after its nine-month results release yesterday were bleak: brewery closures on the cards, 2,000 jobs to go in Europe and China and a financial jump into the red.
The US has long been perceived as the pot of gold at the end of the spirits rainbow. According to figures released by the country's Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), earlier this year, the share for spirits in 2014 rose to 35.2% - US$4.2bn - from 34.7% the prior year, marking the fifth consecutive year of growing market share. Despite the attractive figures, for some, finding the end of the rainbow has proved to be a challenge.
The biggest deal in the history of the drinks industry has been given the green light, as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up the US$107.3bn takeover of SABMiller. But, the road ahead looks rocky, with competition issues, market tussles and potentially more divestment in the coming months.
Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a solid jump in nine-month sales and profits as developed markets outperformed emerging countries. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region.
Gruppo Campari will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results on Wednesday (11 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the Milan-headquartered company has fared in the three months to the end of September.
Carlsberg will release its Q3 and year-to-date results on Wednesday(11 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of September.
Personnel changes and supply chain efficiency moves have fuelled further speculation that Molson Coors is limbering up to buy out SABMiller from their US JV, MillerCoors.
Earlier today, Molson Coors reported its Q3 and YTD results. Here, just-drinks takes closer look at the brewer’s Q3 performance by region.
Earlier today (5 November), the Scotch Whisky Association released Scotch export figures for the first six months of 2015. Here is a list of the top export markets for Scotch in the six-month period by value and by volume.
On Thursday evening, Boston Beer Co released what looked like another solid quarterly performance as margin and volumes increases pushed up Q3 and YTD sales and profits.
With a near-50% combined share of the US whiskey market in the US, it's a wonder that not more is made these days of the complements and contrasts between Beam Suntory and Brown-Forman. In Jim Beam and Jack Daniel's, we even have some healthy headline fodder as well, while the respective companies' forays into the flavoured segment offers an interesting point of difference.
In February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released two Budweiser ads for its annual Super Bowl campaign.
Setting an ambitious target and just failing to meet it is surely better than settling for an easy one and romping home with time to spare but, Ben Cooper writes, when setting stretching sustainability targets, companies risk having to admit failure and are judged harshly when they do.
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