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In the Spotlight - Life after Champagne for Rémy Cointreau 1 Jun 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Rémy Cointreau may use proceeds from the sale of its Champagne business to pursue acquisitions in key markets, according to some analysts, although the group has been touted as a takeover target by others. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the market reaction to the Piper-Heidsieck deal.


In the Spotlight - Diageo Shakes and Stirs 27 May 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

President Barack Obama this week became one of a dying breed by ordering a Guinness in an Irish pub, a trend that has prompted brand owner Diageo to launch a global review of the way it allocates resources. Here, just-drinks looks at the market reaction.


In the Spotlight - UK Wine: State of the Nation 20 May 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Is it time to put a cork in the UK wine market and seek a fortune in The Orient? just-drinks' State of the Nation debate at this week's London International Wine Fair sought answers from some of the wine industry's leading lights.


In the Spotlight - D-Day Arrives for Foster's Group 11 May 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Foster's Group has finally pushed through the demerger of its beer and wine divisions, but the takeover offers have yet to come flying in.


In the Spotlight - Soft Drinks Firms Look To Tough Year Ahead 4 May 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

The close of the first quarter has brought with it a raft of financial results from the soft drinks industry, with most pointing to rising commodity costs and a sluggish North American market.


In the Spotlight - Dr Pepper Snapple's Early Fizz 28 Apr 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's (DPSG) first quarter results were greeted by a 3.7% lift in the drinks maker's shares, after it beat analysts' estimates. Michelle Russell takes a closer look at the market reaction.


In the Spotlight - SABMiller Soaks Up the Praise 19 Apr 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

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.


In the Spotlight - Water a "Big Beat" for Danone's Q1 15 Apr 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Danone has made a positive start to the year thanks to resurgent bottled water sales, which helped it to beat analyst estimates and sending shares climbing.


In the Spotlight - Some Perspective on Constellation Brands 8 Apr 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Investors have got themselves all giddy over Constellation Brands' better-than-expected profits performance, leaving analysts to try and water down the optimism for the year ahead.


In The Spotlight - Boston Beer has fresh ideas, but stock goes stale 11 Mar 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Investors may have experienced a sobering epiphany on Boston Beer Co's true place in the beer industry pecking order, but the company itself is still looking good.


In The Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev Comes Up Smelling of Roses 4 Mar 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Well, did you really expect anything else? Anheuser-Busch InBev is entering 2011 with both analysts and company management in confident mood about the brewer's prospects.


In The Spotlight - A Win-Win for Vina Concha y Toro and Brown-Forman? 3 Mar 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Vina Concha y Toro's deal this week to acquire Brown-Forman's Fetzer Vineyards for US$238m has been welcomed by many observers as a good move for both companies. Here, just-drinks brings you the market reaction.


In The Spotlight - Carlsberg spins the Russian Roulette wheel 25 Feb 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Russian consumers, not to mention legislators, are holding the chips for Carlsberg in 2011, just as they did in 2010.


In the Spotlight - Diageo choking on Pernod Ricard's Cognac fumes? 18 Feb 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

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.


In the Spotlight -Dr Pepper Snapple Group shares climb on FY estimates 18 Feb 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's shares were fizzing yesterday (17 February) as the beverage giant recorded quarterly and full-year profits that beat estimates, cheering investors.


In the Spotlight - Diageo dangles M&A as results disappoint 11 Feb 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Diageo is openly seeking more acquisitions in emerging markets and might even have a pop at Jim Beam, but the bullish talk was not enough to crush investors' disappointment at the drinks giant's half-year results. Here, just-drinks examines the market reaction.


In the Spotlight: Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo in 2010 11 Feb 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

The Coca-Cola Co posted a healthy 73% lift in full-year net profits this week, ahead of PepsiCo's 6% rise.


In the Spotlight - Embotelladoras Arca and Grupo Continental merger 28 Jan 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in Embotelladoras Arca (Arca) and Grupo Continental (Contal) rose sharply on Tuesday (25 January) on news of a merger between the second and third largest Coca-Cola bottlers in Mexico respectively.


In the Spotlight - Constellation Brands Q3 leaves sour taste 7 Jan 2011

Column: In the Spotlight

Constellation Brands raised its full-year earnings guidance for the second time yesterday after seeing third quarter profits triple, so, naturally, its share price fell by 8%. Here, we examine a day of contrasts for the wine giant.


In the Spotlight - A Fortune in three independent divisions? 10 Dec 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Fortune Brand's decision to split into three independent businesses is the first step to unlocking the full value of the firm's portfolio, however it seems investors may need patience if they are to understand the true value of the separation, analysts wrote this week.


In the Spotlight - SABMiller after the party 19 Nov 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

SABMiller impressed investors yesterday (17 November) with solid rises in sales and profits in its first-half, but some observers have since taken a more sobering view.


In the Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev Q3 5 Nov 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Anheuser-Busch InBev this week joined its rivals in reporting weak consumer demand for beer across much of Europe and North America, but analysts still think the brewer is in a promising position. Here, just-drinks examines the market reaction.


In the Spotlight - Diageo Q1 15 Oct 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in Diageo, the world's largest spirits maker slid as much as 2.2% in trading yesterday (14 October), on the release of its first quarter results.


In the Spotlight - AG Barr's H1 1 Oct 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

AG Barr shares slid in London Trading earlier this week, despite the Scottish soft drinks maker recording a 19% increase in first-half pre-tax profits and a 14% sales rise.


In the Spotlight - Drowning our Sorrows or Toasting Recovery? 24 Sep 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Has the fog of uncertainty led the West off the road to economic redemption? As dissenting voices within the ranks of economic experts threaten to drown out the optimism of early 2010, just-drinks takes a closer look at the mood in Western countries.


In the Spotlight - Pernod Ricard is an acquired taste 3 Sep 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Ongoing thirst for key drinks brands has ensured that Pernod Ricard is entering its new fiscal year with some strong sales momentum, but investors are edgy on the firm's bottom line. just-drinks examines the market reaction to the group's full-year numbers.


In the Spotlight - Diageo scores a victory for uncertainty 27 Aug 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Diageo's full-year results have brought a mixed response from commentators and analysts. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the reactions.


In the Spotlight - Carlsberg gets tough love from analysts 20 Aug 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Carlsberg has done its best to blow away fears over Russia's wheat shortage and this week surprised many by doubling its profit forecasts for 2010, but analysts and journalists are a hard bunch to please - as the Danish brewer has discovered.


In the Spotlight - Coca-Cola Amatil fizzes 13 Aug 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Coca-Cola Amatil has beaten analysts' expectations with a 12% rise in profits in the first half of its fiscal year. just-drinks details the results in more detail and examines market reaction.


In the Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev motors on 13 Aug 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Anheuser-Busch InBev brought optimism roaring back into the drinks sector this week by posting a healthy set of half-year numbers. just-drinks examines the market reaction.

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