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Focus - Will Heineken or Kirin Win Race to Strong No.2 in Brazil Brewing? 4 Jul 2012

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Following the trajectory in other major markets, Brazil looks ripe for a round of beer consolidation to create a stronger number two behind Anheuser-Busch InBev's AmBev unit. It's an open question, however, as to whether Heineken or Kirin Holdings will win the race; the key could be in deal structuring and valuation.


Focus - China in the Hands for Drinks Firms? 4 May 2012

Column: Focus

So, how big is the opportunity for foreign drinks firms in China? And, are people getting a bit too over-excited by the lure of the East?


Focus - Bud Light Platinum puts smile on Anheuser-Busch InBev's face 1 May 2012

Column: Focus

It would have been around February time that Anheuser-Busch InBev first realised that it had a hit on its hands.


Focus - Alcohol Consumption Guidelines Under Scrutiny 12 Jan 2012

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The recommendation by a House of Commons committee that consumers take two days off from drinking a week has thrust the issue of safe alcohol consumption guidelines back into the media spotlight. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - What's Eating PepsiCo? 16 Nov 2011

Column: Focus

PepsiCo's CEO, Indra Nooyi, is under pressure; the group's strategic review has been extended and, this week, talk of a business split has been fuelled by the arrival of activist investor Nelson Peltz. So, asks Michelle Russell, what's eating PepsiCo?


Focus - Spirits Industry Looks to Raise Game on Self-Regulation of Social Media 22 Sep 2011

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New guidelines for social media launched yesterday by the European Forum for Responsible Drinking (EFRD) and the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) set new standards of self-regulation in a challenging area for spirits marketers and take cooperation between the two organisations to a new level. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - Travel Retail - Korean Air Steals March with Airborne Duty Free 'Showcase' 15 Sep 2011

Column: Focus

This Sunday, the travel retail channel congregates in Cannes for this year's TFWA World Exhibition. Ahead of the six-day event, Simon Warburton looks at how the new 'giants in the sky' are giving airlines the chance to exercise their innovation muscles when it comes to travel retail.


Focus - Molson Coors Enjoying Life at Sharp's Brewery 7 Sep 2011

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Big brewers are not known for buying businesses and leaving them to their own devices, but Molson Coors and Sharp's Brewery appear to have struck a reasonably happy medium. Chris Mercer reports on what has been happening since Molson Coors' acquisition.


Focus - Study gives Industry Food for Thought on Children’s Advertising 11 Aug 2011

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A study published last week shows that self-regulation in the US has brought about significant change regarding which food and drinks products are advertised directly to children, with soft drinks companies leading the way. But it also suggests there has been a far less marked change in the overall level of exposure children have to food and drink products high in sugar, fat or sodium. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - Bacardi, Serralles and Rum Politics in Puerto Rico 10 Aug 2011

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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?


Focus - Russian Beer Story Takes Another Twist 26 Jul 2011

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Russians' taste for beer is again to be tested following the Government's decision to adopt fresh restrictions on sales. Here, just-drinks looks at the possible consequences.


Focus - US Drinks Companies Seize Initiative on Kids Marketing 22 Jul 2011

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US drinks manufacturers have launched uniformed, voluntary guidelines for food and drink products marketed to children in a response to mooted government voluntary standards. Ben Cooper examines whether the industry move can forestall government action.


Focus - Turkey Facing Tighter Restrictions on Alcohol 19 Jul 2011

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Having won a third term with an increased majority, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in a position to implement the tighter controls on alcohol that he has publicly advocated. However, Ben Cooper writes, concerns about Turkey’s tourism industry may moderate his reforming zeal.


Focus - Growing Pains for Chilean Wine 11 Jul 2011

Column: Focus

Chile's wine industry is facing enforced consolidation due to pressure on wineries' profitability, but the country's longer-term future looks much brighter.


Focus - Soda Taxes Back on US Agenda 6 May 2011

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The recent move by the City of Boston to ban sweetened soft drinks from City buildings bears witness to an increasingly assertive approach being taken towards soft drinks by public authorities which, Ben Cooper believes, may mean renewed political support for soda taxes.


Focus - Diageo and Pernod Ricard Q3: Score-Draw 5 May 2011

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The latest round in the battle of the world’s biggest spirit producers – Diageo and Pernod Ricard – could arguably be called a scoring draw.


Focus - Juices and Nectar Outlook to 2015 8 Apr 2011

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Having returned to pre-recession rates, the fruit/vegetable juice category is set to maintain its current strong growth trend - as long as producers can keep up with consumer needs, reports Richard Haffner.


Focus - FTC to Provide Test of Industry Control of Online Marketing 31 Mar 2011

Column: Focus

In its forthcoming review of alcohol advertising self-regulation, the Federal Trade Commission will look at digital and social media for the first time. Ben Cooper believes that, in spite of the industry expanding its codes to cover these media, the review may shine a spotlight on an area of particular sensitivity for the alcohol sector.


Focus - Functional Water - A Valuable Category Poised For Steady Growth 16 Mar 2011

Column: Focus

Due to its high average unit price and soaring volumes of late, functional bottled water is a category worthy of attention, reports Richard Haffner.


Focus - BRIC Markets Lift Worldwide Soft Drinks 7 Mar 2011

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Latest projections from beverage experts Canadean suggest that the global soft drinks market may be putting the tough economic environment of 2008 and 2009 behind it, Richard Corbett reports.


Focus - Emerging Markets Still Producing for Coca-Cola Co, Despite Chinese Blip 21 Feb 2011

Column: Focus

Coca-Cola’s fourth-quarter and full-year results, published earlier this month, appear to offer further vindication for the company’s investment in developing markets. But, Ben Cooper writes, while such investment provides growth opportunities it can heighten sustainability issues.


Focus - Drinks Brands in the Dock Again over Health Claims 25 Jan 2011

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Recent action by the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK and the Federal Trade Commission in the US has underlined that companies which make inadequately substantiated health claims for their products risk censure and possible reputational damage. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - Scotch Whisky Industry Gets Behind SWA Environmental Strategy 17 Dec 2010

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In its Environmental Strategy Report 2010, the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) provides what it believes to be ‘the most detailed dataset’ of environmental impacts of any industry. In an exclusive interview with just-drinks, Julie Hesketh-Laird, the SWA's operational and technical affairs director, spoke with Ben Cooper about what has happened since the strategy was launched 18 months ago.


Focus - Georgia targets wine quality to move beyond Russia 19 Nov 2010

Column: Focus

An over-reliance on one market is always a danger. Georgia's wine producers found this out only too well, when Russia closed its doors to Georgian wine in 2006. Since then, however, the country has looked to expand wine exports past its eastern neighbour. What was initially a problem has become an opportunity, as Mark Godfrey reports.


Focus - Study focuses attention on social harms of alcohol 9 Nov 2010

Column: Focus

A study in the UK suggesting alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack cocaine understandably captured a huge amount of attention in Britain and internationally. Ben Cooper examines the response to the research from industry and other stakeholders.


Focus – Pioneer Food’s KWV Takeover: What Synergies? 3 Nov 2010

Column: Focus

What would the synergies be should Pioneer Foods, South Africa’s second largest food company, purchase KWV Holdings, the country’s second largest wine and spirit company?


Focus – Drinks Industry Searches for Front-of-Pack Labelling Answers 21 Oct 2010

Column: Focus

Government-commissioned research into front-of-pack labelling in the US has concluded that labels should display four key nutritional components but a survey just published in Europe suggests many consumers are still ignoring front-of-pack nutritional advice. Ben Cooper looks at how the labelling debate in the US is shaping up.


Focus - Carlsberg's 'Capital Markets Day 2010' 16 Sep 2010

Column: Focus

Around 120 investors, analysts and journalist landed in Copenhagen yesterday (15 September) for Carlsberg's 'Capital Markets Day 2010'.


Focus - Industry endorses New Zealand alcohol law reforms 26 Aug 2010

Column: Focus

A raft of measures aimed at combating alcohol abuse was unveiled by the New Zealand government on Monday (23 August). While industry representatives have broadly welcomed the reforms, Ben Cooper writes, public health campaigners have criticised the Government for not going far enough.


Focus - Message on a Bottle: How Drinkaware is Helping Alcohol Education 5 Aug 2010

Column: Focus

Over the past two years, the name Drinkaware has become a familiar feature on drinks labels in the UK. Drinkaware’s chief executive Chris Sorek spoke with Ben Cooper about what the industry-sponsored alcohol education charity does.

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