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In the Spotlight - PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co 19 Oct 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

This week was all about the Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo, which released their third-quarter figures within a day of each other.


In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola Hellenic Packs its Bags 12 Oct 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH), Greece’s biggest listed company and the second largest bottler of Coca-Cola's products, said yesterday (11 October) that it is ready to swap its home bourse in Athens for the London Stock Exchange to “better reflect the international nature” of its business.


In the Spotlight - Diageo and United Spirits 27 Sep 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

On Tuesday, Diageo confirmed it was in talks with United Spirits over buying a stake in the UB Group-owned Indian drinks firm.


In the Spotlight - ThaiBev Steps out of Heineken's Way 20 Sep 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

The Wall Street Journal summed it up best: “Now everyone can finally have a drink.”


In the Spotlight - PepsiCo and the Race to the Top 13 Sep 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

PepsiCo's announcement on Tuesday that president John Compton has left to take over a truck-stop and travel-centre operator in Tennessee dropped the flag on fresh speculation over the group's hotly contested CEO ascension race.


In the Spotlight - AG Barr and Britvic merger talks 5 Sep 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

It is the drinks industry's latest “will they, won't they” saga.


In the Spotlight - Pernod Ricard and life after Patrick 31 Aug 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

There was always going to be an unusual tone to yesterday's (30 August) full-year results from Pernod Ricard, released just two weeks after the death of chairman and former CEO Patrick Ricard.


In the Spotlight - Heineken results put Asia in focus 23 Aug 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

All eyes this week were on Heineken and the release of its first-half results. Interest was piqued by the twists and turns the Dutch brewer has been forced into in his drawn-out chase of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), especially as the company had just announced it had raised its direct stake in APB to 12.18%.


In the Spotlight - A Monster of a Week 10 Aug 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Despite unveiling a strong set of first-half results, this may be a week that Monster Beverage Corp will want to forget.


In the Spotlight - Broken Britvic 12 Jul 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

It was the week the cap didn't fit for Britvic. An award-winning leak-proof lid on bottles of its Robinsons Fruit Shoot and Fruit Shoot Hydro brands was supposed to mean no more school-bag spillage for the drinks' core children's demographics.


In the Spotlight - What could Anheuser-Busch InBev's move on Modelo mean? 25 Jun 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Is the final chapter in the Anheuser-Busch InBev/Grupo Modelo will-they-or-won't-they saga about to be written?


In the Spotlight - New York's Proposed Soda Ban 19 Jun 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

It has been the drinks industry showdown of the year so far - Big Soda versus the Big Apple.


In the Spotlight – Diageo & Cuervo: Yes way, Jose? 5 Apr 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

A recent spurt of speculation regarding Diageo and Jose Cuervo has not gone unnoticed. just-drinks, however, has let the talk subside a little. After all, we've heard it all before in the last 12 months.


In the Spotlight - PepsiCo Shake-Up Adds Fizz to Speculation over Next CEO 16 Mar 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

This week saw PepsiCo shuffle its top pack for the second time in six months, sparking speculation about its long-term strategy as it struggles to stay apace with “the other lot”.


In the Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev Glides on Flat Beer Sales 9 Mar 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Anheuser-Busch InBev has impressed analysts with full-year rises in net sales and profits, but flat volumes could be an issue. Here, just-drinks examines the market reaction to the brewer's numbers.


In the Spotlight - Sceptics Reign Over CVC Capital StarBev "Sale" 24 Feb 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Several analysts believe that CVC Capital will struggle to raise serious offers for its StarBev beer business if it is intent on selling up. Here, just-drinks looks at the market chatter.


In the Spotlight - SABMiller in Decent Shape, but Challenges Loom 20 Jan 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Emerging markets are still doing the business for SABMiller, but the brewer faces myriad challenges that could define its progress in 2012.


In the Spotlight - Rumours mount on PepsiCo strategy 6 Jan 2012

Column: In the Spotlight

Speculation this week that PepsiCo is looking to cut thousands of jobs in the US has increased the focus on the soft drinks firm's strategic review and on what the company needs to change.


In the Spotlight - Counting the Cost of Obesity 25 Nov 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Pressure around the economic cost of obesity is growing, raising the spectre of how long governments, such as the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition in the UK, will allow self-regulation to dominate policy.


Spotlight - Is Anheuser-Busch InBev Sitting on a Distribution Goldmine? 11 Nov 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

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.


In the Spotlight - Constellation Brands H1 7 Oct 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Just how well is Constellation Brands doing in its first year without those troublesome Australian wine assets? The group raised profits guidance after a strong first-half at the bottom line, but some analysts remain concerned about wine sales.


In the Spotlight - PepsiCo puts North America back on the agenda 30 Sep 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Two major US announcements from PepsiCo in the last few weeks have set tongues wagging in the industry as to the motivation behind the decisions and what the firm's next move might be.


In the Spotlight - SABMiller to Create Lean, Mean Foster's Group Cash Machine? 22 Sep 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Three months of turning the screw on Foster's Group's management has paid off for SABMiller; at least, that's if you agree with the acquisition in the first place. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the early market reaction.


In the Spotlight - Drinks Firms Dive for East Exit 9 Sep 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

PepsiCo's CFO issued a frank but ultimately fair warning this week about the increasingly dire state of economies across the developed world. As drinks firms of all colours increase their efforts to step back from the West, just-drinks looks at the issue in more detail.


In the Spotlight - Pernod Ricard Set to Party On 2 Sep 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

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


In the Spotlight - Diageo: You See? We're Still GREAT 26 Aug 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

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.


In the Spotlight - Carlsberg gets a Roasting 19 Aug 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

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


In the Spotlight - Less is More for Anheuser-Busch InBev 12 Aug 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Does it matter that Anheuser-Busch InBev did not sell any more beer in the first half of 2011 than it did in the first half of 2010? Here, just-drinks examines the market reaction to the Budweiser brewer's latest figures.


In the Spotlight - PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Co battle into H2 22 Jul 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

The battle between the blue and the red intensified this week as PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co published their second-quarter and first-half results.


In the Spotlight - Heineken, Carlsberg at Risk from Barley Drought 10 Jun 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Concern is growing that brewers with high exposure to Western Europe are going to face worse-than-expected cost pressure due to shortages of malting barley. Here, just-drinks looks at what the market observers are saying.

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