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In the Spotlight - Who Can Rescue the Soda Makers? 20 Feb 2014

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It was interesting to see Big Soda's contrasting reactions to more North American CSD volume falls in full year results this month.


In the Spotlight - 2014 Super Bowl Ad Showdown 3 Feb 2014

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After the Denver Broncos were comprehensibly beaten by the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 in yesterday's Super Bowl, some suggested the team needn’t have shown up. Could the same have applied to advertisers?


In the Spotlight - Suntory Holdings' US$16bn "Gamble" on Beam Inc 16 Jan 2014

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Suntory Holdings' corporate slogan is “Yatta Minahara”, which roughly translates as “go for it”, or “take a risk”, according to the New York Times.


In the Spotlight - Diageo's Whyte & Mackay Offer Heads Off UK Watchdogs 29 Nov 2013

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One of the spirits industry's longer-running sagas gained an extra chapter this week when Diageo announced that it is willing to sell off a large chunk of Whyte & Mackay (W&M).


In the Spotlight - Drinks Firms Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts 15 Nov 2013

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The final death count of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines last week, is still a long way from being known. The relief effort is well underway, however, and drinks companies are among those that have moved to support those affected by the disaster.


In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola Co & PepsiCo's Q3 17 Oct 2013

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The Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo's third-quarter results both hit the pavement this week, with contrasting performances for the beverage rivals in their home market.


In the Spotlight - Treasury Wine Estates CEO stands down 27 Sep 2013

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David Dearie, the head of Treasury Wine Estates who left the company this week, may derive some satisfaction from the thought that it was not a lack of ambition that led to his downfall.


In the Spotlight - Red Bull vs Redwell Brewing 15 Aug 2013

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It was the turn this week of a small brewery in Norwich to wander blinking on to the nation's front pages, in a classic David-and-Goliath story that also fanned the Twitter flames. Though, as it turned out, not all was as it first seemed.


In the Spotlight - Mexico's beer market probe 12 Jul 2013

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Just how good are Heineken and Anheuser-Busch InBev at sticking to their commitments? That's the question SABMiller will be asking itself this week after Mexico's competition authorities finally answered the brewer's long-standing plea to review its rivals' alleged monopolising of the country's beer market.


In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola Life 4 Jul 2013

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There was an outbreak of eyebrow raising earlier this year when the Coca-Cola Co confirmed it was relaunching Sprite in the UK with some of the sugar replaced with stevia.


In the Spotlight - Turkey's Alcohol Crackdown 27 Jun 2013

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As Turkish authorities kept watch over Taksim Square following a month of anti-government protests, the country's alcohol industry was bracing itself for its own crackdown.


In the Spotlight - Rémy Cointreau and Cognac's slowdown 13 Jun 2013

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What China giveth, China also taketh away, was the lesson for Rémy Cointreau in its full-year results this week.


In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey 6 Jun 2013

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It was Brown-Forman's “stellar year”, at least according to company CFO Don Berg.


In the Spotlight - Suntory's US$4.7bn Share Offer 30 May 2013

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It is shaping up to be one of the drinks industry's biggest events of the year. This week, Suntory got approval to list its food and soft drinks unit on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, paving the way for the group to raise as much as US$4.7bn.


In the Spotlight - Britvic's plant closures and the AG Barr merger 24 May 2013

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It has been a busy six months for Britvic - a merger with AG Barr delayed, full-year profits down one-fifth - so it should have come as no surprise Wednesday's (22 May) first-half results were so intriguing.


In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola's "secret recipe" on eBay 17 May 2013

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Sales of sparkling cola are under pressure, but one man still believes its stock is high. Cliff Kluge, a pilot from Georgia, told ABC News this week he may have found the original recipe for Coca-Cola - and is selling it on eBay for as much as US$15m.


In the Spotlight - The Coca-Cola Co's Global Anti-Obesity Pledge 10 May 2013

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It made for some good headlines: 'Coke to ditch ads aimed at kids'; 'Soft drinks giant promises calorie counts on all products'.


In the Spotlight - Constellation Brands' Full-Year Results 11 Apr 2013

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There was much to like in Constellation Brands' full-year results, released yesterday, not least further confirmation of the firm's intention to take full control of its US JV with Grupo Modelo, Crown Imports.


In the Spotlight - Diageo's United Spirits Rollercoaster 4 Apr 2013

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It took Diageo many years to win the hand of United Spirits (USL), the subsidiary of the Vijay Mallya-owned UB Group. But, this week, the back-slapping that hailed the securing of its successful courtship gave way to pre-wedding jitters


In the Spotlight - New York Soda Ban Overturned 14 Mar 2013

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It came very close, but at the last minute New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for once in his tenure, didn't get the health reform he wanted.


In the Spotlight - Carlsberg's Move for Chongqing Brewery Control 8 Mar 2013

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The battle over China's beer market is hotting up.


In the Spotlight: Anheuser-Busch InBev Faces Media Glare over 'Watering Down' Claims 28 Feb 2013

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Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to PR. The news that Anheuser-Busch InBev is facing lawsuits in three US states for allegedly “watering down” its beers coincided with the group reporting its full-year results yeserday (27 February).


In the Spotlight - Beam Lowers Maker's Mark abv 13 Feb 2013

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Who would have thought that lowering the abv of a Bourbon would provoke so much reaction? Beam will no doubt have been expecting some kind of response to cutting Maker's Mark alcohol content to 42%, announced this week, but possibly not the scale that's emerged.


In the Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev, Modelo Deal Hits a Road Block 1 Feb 2013

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It may have been inevitable, but yesterday's move by the US Department of Justice to block Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisition of Grupo Modelo still rocked the industry.


In the Spotlight - ThaiBev's Charoen Sees off Fraser & Neave Rival 24 Jan 2013

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ThaiBev is poised to take control of Fraser & Neave after rival bidder Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) this week stepped out of the race to acquire the Singapore conglomerate.


In the Spotlight - Minimum Pricing in the UK 29 Nov 2012

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There were few surprises in UK Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement yesterday of a consultation that may end in a GBP0.45 minimum unit price for alcohol.


In the Spotlight - SABMiller's H1 Results 23 Nov 2012

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It was business as usual for SABMiller in yesterday's (22 November) first-half results - growth in its high-exposure emerging markets outpacing declines in more established corners of the globe equalling a healthy jump in profits.


In the Spotlight - AG Barr and Britvic: Together at Last 15 Nov 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

It was a merger everyone knew was coming. So, when AG Barr and Britvic announced the imminent arrival of Barr Britvic Soft Drinks yesterday (15 November), all that was left for analysts and commentators to talk about were the details.


In the Spotlight - Carlsberg and Russia 8 Nov 2012

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Carlsberg's solid Q3 results yesterday have gone down well with analysts and commentators, not least because of the brewer's continued improvement in the tricky Russian market.


In the Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev Gets In The Mix 1 Nov 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

There were some mixed messages coming from the analysts zone after Anheuser-Busch InBev released its - equally mixed - results yesterday (31 October).

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