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Late last week, Concha y Toro reported slowing sales and profits growth in its third quarter, with ForEx proving the main drag. Here, we tak...
Today, Britvic posted a rise in its full-year sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasil...
Election day 2016 in the US provided some surprises, but the country's growing embrace of cannabis was not one of them. Voters in four state...
On Wednesday, Britvic will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance over the fiscal year to...
just-drinks is thrilled to welcome a new industry commentator to the fold. Until earlier this year, Ian Shackleton spent over 25 years as a beverages analyst with several major banks, including Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Nomura. Now a principal at financial communications company Bell Pottinger, Ian will cast an analyst's eye each month over developments and issues affecting the drinks industry. This month, he looks at what the Trump effect could be, the prospects for the local spirits sector and the importance of the IR point-of-contact.
The latest report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), assessing companies' efforts on water, reveals a strong representation from drinks companies among those companies the project considers to be leaders in water stewardship. Ben Cooper reports.
Last week, Heineken delivered one of its What's Brewing seminars, a series of presentations by regional presidents for industry analysts. The latest covered Europe, and Heineken's head of the region, Stefan Orlowski, spoke about the importance of premium growth on the continenet as well as the contiued growth in low- and no-alcohol products. Here, just-drinks presents some of Orlowski's key findings on the European beer market.
The grey, or parallel, market is defined as any trading that occurs outside of a manufacturer's authorised channels. It is of particular concern in Global Travel Retail, where a supplier's grip on the supply chain is looser than it might be in domestic markets. This means that a brand owner that sells a certain amount of product to one country through an unscrupulous dealer might see it pop up for sale in another. While the practice isn't always illegal, it can undercut local prices and do an enormous amount of damage to carefully-built brand equity in key markets. In October, just-drinks talked to suppliers at the Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes about the frustrations and effects of grey market selling. Here is what we learned.
Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group confirmed the US$1.7bn purchase of Bai Brands.
Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) agreed to purchase Bai Bubbles owner Bai Brands, in a deal worth US1.7bn. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the acquisition and the target company.
In a follow-up analysis of almost 50,000 young women, aged 30 to 49 at baseline, in the Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health cohort, researchers used self-reported information on alcohol consumption on two occasions, 12 years apart, to estimate the effects of alcohol on overall and cause-specific mortality.
Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.
The impact of exchange rate fluctuations following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union remains a major concern for the future, according to the latest survey of the global drinks industry by just-drinks.
The CEO of Constellation Brands has told analysts that Donald Trump's presidency will have "no impact whatsoever in the near term".
The election last night of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US carries a wealth of political consequences – not just domestically, but also globally. But, what effect will the Republican president-elect have on the drinks industry?
Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 1% increase in third-quarter sales in organic terms on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the brewer’s performance in the three months to the end of September on a regional basis.
In their client notes following Gruppo Campari's third-quarter and year-to-date results, several analysts used the word "surprise" in their descriptions of the company's performance.
Monster Beverage Corp's increased focus on innovation has proven an encouraging prospect for analysts.
Earlier today, Gruppo Campari posted a boost in nine-month sales as developed markets drove performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's year-to-date performance by region.
On Tuesday, Gruppo Campari will report its third-quarter and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's news in the three months to the end of September.
The aims and achievements of the drinks sector's giants provide a strong lead to the industry's sustainability drive but progress will also hinge on engagement from small and medium-sized players. Ben Cooper looks at how recent actions by trade associations on both sides of the Atlantic will help improve sustainability standards among smaller drinks firms.
Juice is traditionally considered a healthy alternative to carbonates, and the segment has taken share accordingly for many years. However, concerns surrounding juice's sugar content have prompted some consumers to change their drinking habits, drinking less juice less frequently, but opting for higher quality and higher-value products.
In Anheuser-Busch InBev's final set of quarterly results prior to its purchase of SABMiller, the brewer cut sales estimates for the year, after a third-quarter volumes drop in Brazil dragged down the nine-month performance.
If turmeric was a stock, Wall Street would be issuing a "buy" recommendation to investors. These are exciting days for a 'super root' that has been associated with Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, yet is emerging today as a hot new functional drink ingredient.
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- Trump, local spirits and the IR role - The Analyst
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- Cannabis – A clear and present danger to alcohol
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- Diageo strike threat postponed with fresh vote
- Pernod Ricard offloads Domecq brandies, wines
- Remy snaps up Seattle's Westland Distillery
- Sazerac poaches ex-Diageo government director