just the Ten - Top Analyses of 2011

By | 21 December 2011

With the end of the year looming, just-drinks is running a series of 'Top Tens of the Year' in the run-up to Christmas.

Here are the ten most read analyses on just-drinks in 2011.

10: Carlsberg gets a Roasting

Carlsberg suffered something of a mauling in August, its share price having fallen off a cliff following disappointing half-year results in Russia. Here, just-drinks looks at the market reaction.

9: Is Anheuser-Busch InBev Sitting on a Distribution Goldmine?

Who needs to sell more beer when you can sell the same amount for more profit? It's a theory that Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors are having to grapple with in the US, and it's one that has more longevity than you might think, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.

8: Pernod Ricard Set to Party On

Pernod Ricard added the final sprig of zest to a cheerful week in September for the multinational spirits makers. And, the party shows no sign of fizzling out just yet.

7: PepsiCo Leads The Coca-Cola Co in Sustainability Rankings

The latest Dow Jones Sustainability Index saw PepsiCo named as leader of the food and beverage sector, while Coca-Cola lost its place altogether. Ben Cooper reports on the reactions of the two companies and examines the growing importance of sustainability issues, such as water use and packaging, to soft drinks companies.

6: Absolut Rebound for Pernod Ricard

Absolut vodka volumes are rebounding strongly for Pernod Ricard in the US, following a rocky start to the French group's relationship with the Swedish brand.

5: Diageo: You See? We're Still GREAT

Diageo has kissed and made up with analysts after producing a solid set of full-year results and some pretty bullish guidance on years to come. Here, just-drinks takes you through the market reaction.

4: Foster's Group Fever

Hacks and investors have been sent into a frothy frenzy (try saying that after a few cold ones) by the news that someone - SABMiller - has actually launched a public bid to buy Foster's Group.

3: SABMiller Soaks Up the Praise

SABMiller is looking in good shape at the end of its most recent financial year, thanks to strong consumer demand for beer in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this impromptu mid-week Spotlight, just-drinks looks at the initial market reaction.

2: Bacardi, Serralles and Rum Politics in Puerto Rico

The fallout from Diageo's decision to shift Captain Morgan to the US Virgin Islands still hangs thick in the Caribbean air, but are the opponents to the move becoming increasingly divided?

1: Diageo choking on Pernod Ricard's Cognac fumes?

Pernod Ricard looks to have trounced Diageo in much of Asia and Europe in the last six months, but don't discount the Johnnie Walker distiller's tactical nous.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: Pernod, Ricard, Carlsberg, InBev, PepsiCo, Absolut, Diageo, SABMiller, Foster’s, Coca-Cola Co, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Johnnie Walker

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