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just On Call - Private-equity bids "over", says Treasury Wine Estates CEO 29 Sep 2014

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The head of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), which announced earlier today the end of takeover talks with two private-equity groups, has said he doesn't expect the bidders to return to the negotiating table.


just On Call - Pernod Ricard believes China potential still “huge” 3 Sep 2014

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Pernod Ricard has quantified its claim that China is showing signs of improvement, but conceded that growth will be driven by the more “affordable” SKUs in its spirits portfolio.


just On Call - Stock Spirits keen to up distribution partnerships 28 Aug 2014

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The head of Stock Spirits has indicated that the company is on the hunt for further distribution tie-ups with international spirits firms in Central and Eastern Europe.


just On Call - US craft vodka puts squeeze on Pernod Ricard's Absolut 28 Aug 2014

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Pernod Ricard has blamed the rise of craft spirits such as Tito's Handmade Vodka for a drop-off in US sales for its Absolut brand.


just On Call - Brown-Forman reaching out to Russia over Jack Daniel's move - CEO 27 Aug 2014

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Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health fears, its CEO has said.


just On Call - FIFA effect fizzles out for Coca-Cola Amatil 21 Aug 2014

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Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has admitted that its FIFA World Cup marketing failed to deliver expected sales boosts as consumers in Australia suffer “promotion fatigue”.


just on Call - Treasury Wine Estates eyes US luxury acquisitions - CEO 21 Aug 2014

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The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has revealed the company would consider acquisitions of luxury wine assets in the US after admitting its portfolio in the segment is “underdeveloped”.


just On Call - Heineken CEO optimistic on Russia as premium beer sales rise 20 Aug 2014

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Heineken is “in a good position” to grow premium beer sales in Russia despite a declining market and political tension, its CEO has said.


just on Call - Carlsberg "considering" Russian brewery closures as market bites 20 Aug 2014

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Carlsberg is “considering” closing some of its breweries in Russia as the country's beer market continues to falter, the group's CEO has revealed.


just On Call - Monster Beverage Corp sets sights on China - CEO 15 Aug 2014

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Monster Beverage Corporation wants to launch its products in China after the Coca-Cola Co agreed to takes a minority stake in the company.


just On Call - Sugar fears push Monster Beverage to lower calorie options 8 Aug 2014

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The CEO of Monster Beverage Corps has said its new Ultra Sunrise will help capture trends for “lighter” energy drinks as health fears over sugar seep into the category.


just On Call - Molson Coors targets Coors Light Canada woes 7 Aug 2014

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Molson Coors has said there is “more work to be done” on Coors Light in Canada despite a slight rally for the brand in the second quarter.


just On Call - Gruppo Campari CEO urges Italy caution 6 Aug 2014

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The head of Gruppo Campari has voiced caution about the company's domestic market as factors including bad weather look to “normalise” a strong start to the year.


just On Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev head seeks Rita balance for Budweiser 31 Jul 2014

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Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO has said Budweiser's market share in the US “remains an issue” but that the Rita extensions can balance the brand's portfolio.


just On Call - Diageo chief admits "tougher than expected" year as China bites 31 Jul 2014

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Diageo's CEO has admitted the year has been “tougher than expected” and defended the company's stake in baijiu brand Shuijingfang.


just On Call - PepsiCo to consider more re-franchising - CEO 23 Jul 2014

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PepsiCo’s CEO has hinted the group is looking at re-franchising more of its operations globally after successful partnerships in Vietnam and Mexico.


just On Call - Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO 23 Jul 2014

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The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 volumes.


just on Call - Constellation Brands focussed on clearing debt, not M&A - CEO 2 Jul 2014

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The boss of Constellation Brands has played down rumours linking the company to a possible buy-out of Treasury Wine Estates by saying it is focussed on paying down its debt.


just On Call - Treasury Wine Estates changes "irrespective of ownership" - CEO 25 Jun 2014

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Treasury Wine Estates' CEO has refused to rule out a takeover, telling reporters that new changes to company structure will happen “independent of who may or may not own the business”.


just On Call - Soft drinks trade "mobilised" to fight taxes - Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO 20 Jun 2014

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The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises has said the soft drinks industry is “in a far better position today” to fight legislation such as sugar taxes than it was three years ago.


just On Call: Spirits teaching Heineken to innovate - CFO 18 Jun 2014

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Heineken's CFO has praised innovation in the spirits industry for “showing us the way” to new products, including an alcohol-free radler aimed at stealing share from soft drinks.


just On Call - "Transitional" Remy Cointreau takes focus away from Asia 5 Jun 2014

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The interim CEO of Remy Cointreau has admitted the company depends too much on sales in Asia and will instead seek a “geographical balance”.


just On Call - Flavoured whiskey to be "larger than Scotch" - Brown-Forman CEO 4 Jun 2014

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The US flavoured whiskey category is on course to be “larger than Scotch”, Brown-Forman's CEO has claimed, after its full-year results showed continued growth for Jack Daniel's variant, Tennessee Honey.


just On Call - Africa issues to "moderate" - SABMiller 22 May 2014

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SABMiller expects the disruption it has faced in some African markets to “moderate”, but Zimbabwe is likely to still prove problematic, according to the group's CEO.


just On Call - "Hundreds" of jobs on line as Treasury Wine Estates prepares cuts 21 May 2014

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Treasury Wine Estates may cut up to 5% of its workforce as part of a cost-cutting plan intended to turnaround falling profits and stave off takeover bids.


just On Call - Britvic CEO seeks more US growth after Fruit Shoot milestone 21 May 2014

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Britvic's CEO has said it is trialling its dilute brands in the US, but the focus remains on Fruit Shoot after securing nation-wide distribution.


just On Call - C&C Group to push Woodchuck's craft credentials 20 May 2014

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C&C Group is looking to differentiate its Woodchuck cider brand from major new launches in the US market by upping its focus on craft consumers.


just On Call - Diageo Lat Am seeks spirits safety net for Scotch slip 16 May 2014

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Diageo's Latin America head is keen to dilute the company's dependence on Scotch whisky sales in the region to guard against potential slowdowns.


just On Call - SodaStream CEO defends free-pour model 15 May 2014

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SodaStream has hit back at suggestions that soft drinks firms refuse to partner with it because its soda machines do not allow for exact dosages.


just On Call - Gruppo Campari hails Italy's signs of life 13 May 2014

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Political change in Italy has brought renewed consumer confidence to the country, according to Gruppo Campari's CEO.

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