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Focus - US: Hansen Natural to “address” CCE contracts 1 Mar 2010

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Hansen Natural has said its contracts with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) will need to be “addressed carefully” in the wake of CCE's deal with The Coca-Cola Co last week.


Focus - UK: Coca-Cola Enterprises plans launches in 2010 1 Mar 2010

Column: Focus

Coca-Cola Enterprises is planning a series of new drinks launches in the UK and has said it is "business as usual" in 2010, following news that its North American operations are to be acquired by soft drinks giant The Coca-Cola Co.


Focus - US: Coca-Cola Co denies 'about face' on CCE deal 25 Feb 2010

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The Coca-Cola Co has insisted its move to acquire the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) is “absolutely proactive play” and not a reaction to PepsiCo’s similar announcement last year.


Focus - US/CANADA: Cott Corporation to focus on US market 24 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

Soft drinks group Cott Corporation has said the US market will be a priority for the firm in 2010.


Focus - UK: Pernod Ricard's plan to lift Jacob's Creek 23 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

Jacob's Creek faces a crucial year in the UK as owner Pernod Ricard looks to arrest a sales decline and lift the brand to a more premium platform.


Focus - Is minimum alcohol pricing dead in the water? 23 Feb 2010

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Plans to introduce minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland appear to be faltering, while political support for such a move south of the border appears thin on the ground. With questionable legality under EU law a key stumbling block, Ben Cooper examines the question of minimum pricing in the context of the wider alcohol policy debate in the EU.


Focus – CAGNY 2010: Coca-Cola Enterprises credits package options for growth 19 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has hailed the success of the company's “price-package architecture” in North America in 2009.


Focus - CAGNY 2010: Coca-Cola Co targets Latin America's middle class 19 Feb 2010

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The Coca-Cola Co is looking to invest billions of dollars in key Latin American markets to target a growing number of middle class consumers in the region.


Focus - CAGNY 2010: SABMiller to woo Africa with cheaper beer 19 Feb 2010

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Making beer more affordable is the biggest immediate challenge facing SABMiller in Africa, according to the brewer's managing director of the continent.


Focus - CAGNY 2010: Danone's eye on emerging markets 19 Feb 2010

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French food and beverage giant Danone has reiterated that it intends to focus on emerging and developing markets in 2010 with a target of increasing consumer penetration by 50%.


Focus - CAGNY 2010: PepsiCo eyes Russia for growth 18 Feb 2010

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Soft drinks giant PepsiCo has targeted Russia as a “window of opportunity” for growth and said it now has plans to “step up several gears” in the country.


Focus – CAGNY 2010: Dr Pepper Snapple Group hopeful of west coast growth 18 Feb 2010

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has confirmed that its west coast production and distribution facility in the US is on schedule to begin operations by the end of this month.


Focus - AUS: Coca-Cola Amatil eyes Indonesia growth 17 Feb 2010

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Coca-Cola Amatil has said it expects to achieve double-digit volume growth in its Indonesian market as it looks to build on a 16.4% rise in full-year group profits for 2009.


Focus - CAGNY 2010: FEMSA sees value outside of Latin America 17 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

Mexico-based Fomento Economico Mexicano (FEMSA) is looking to add value to its Coca-Cola FEMSA arm by expanding the business, possibly outside of Latin America.


Focus – UK: GSK lines up drinks launches, ups Lucozade spend 17 Feb 2010

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GlaxoSmithKline will double marketing spend on Lucozade Sport and launch new juice drinks as part of a multi-million pound investment in soft drinks in 2010.


Focus - FEMSA props up beer sales with price rises 15 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

FEMSA Cerveza, the beer division recently sold to Heineken by Fomento Economico Mexicano, saw results in 2009 bolstered by price rises, currency gains and a tax break in Brazil.


Focus - Coca-Cola FEMSA working on expansion 15 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

Mexico-based Coca-Cola FEMSA has said it is working on "rapid expansion", after reporting strong sales and profits for 2009.


Focus - Coke and Pepsi vie for bragging rights 12 Feb 2010

Column: Focus

The bitterest rivalry in the soft drinks market and arguably in the entire consumer goods arena is that between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Conveniently for those wishing to see how that battle is progressing, the two companies publish their annual results within a few days of one another. Ben Cooper takes a look at their performances and assesses who currently has the bragging rights.


Focus - Soft drinks advertisers set to feel the Obama effect 28 Jan 2010

Column: Focus

The US government is planning to introduce voluntary guidelines governing the advertising of food and drink to children, while the First Lady will soon be heading her own campaign to fight childhood obesity. The next few months are therefore likely to be more than a little interesting for representatives of the soft drinks industry stateside. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - Pressure on soft drinks set to ramp up in 2010 7 Jan 2010

Column: Focus

While the economy dominated the news agenda in 2009, the coming year will see renewed pressure on soft drinks companies in areas such as sugar content, advertising and functional ingredients. Ben Cooper looks ahead to see which issues are set to come to the fore during the coming year.


Focus - Pressure to grow for global approach to soft drinks in schools 11 Dec 2009

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Coca-Cola has been criticised for making a misleading claim in an ad in the US over its policy towards selling soft drinks in schools. While the company has agreed to change the wording in the ad, Ben Cooper writes, campaigners are set to ramp up the pressure on both Coke and PepsiCo over the issue of selling full-calorie soft drinks in schools in an attempt to force the companies to adopt globally consistent policies in this area.


Focus - The search for value in the spirits market 3 Dec 2009

Column: Focus

We all know that Diageo and Pernod Ricard have held all before them in the spirits sector for a number of years. But a new report from Rabobank has shed light on how they have done it, and what the rest of the market needs to do even to come close to keeping pace with the industry’s giants. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - Giving thanks to CSDs 26 Nov 2009

Column: Focus

Carbonates are coming out of the doldrums, claims Annette Farr. The category has been becalmed for some time. But now, with a party season on the horizon and some upbeat forecasts from analysts, the sparkle is definitely coming back. Evidence of this can be seen in brand activity and encouraging sales.


Focus - Latin America: King of the Carbonates 18 Nov 2009

Column: Focus

Analyst Richard Corbett takes a look at the strong performance of the carbonates category, which has been suffering in other regions.


Focus - Industry and NGOs prepare for more debate on alcohol-related harm 10 Nov 2009

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The EU’s Alcohol and Health Forum will hold its fifth plenary meeting this Thursday. Industry representatives are hoping the meeting will focus on actions on the ground rather than become a policy ‘talking-shop’, writes Ben Cooper. Meanwhile, chairman Robert Madelin will once again have to demonstrate his legendary skills for keeping the peace between parties with widely differing views on alcohol-related harm.


Focus - Beer’s EUR57bn contribution to the EU 5 Nov 2009

Column: Focus

A recent report on European brewing’s impact on the EU Economy, ‘The Contribution made by Beer to the European Economy’, makes for interesting reading. Commissioned by the Brewers of Europe, it details the state of brewing in each of the EU27 member nations, as well as Turkey, Croatia, Norway and Switzerland. Trade publication Drinks Industry Ireland report on what the research has to say for the Irish beer market.


Focus - Soft drinks for the olds 3 Nov 2009

Column: Focus

Consumers are living longer due to medical advances, better nutrition and improved living conditions. Recent research published in The Lancet suggests that British children born in 2007 could feasibly expect to live to 103, while in Japan they would live to 107. Though this scenario might present governments with the challenge of finding solutions to the financial burden of ageing populations, it nevertheless offers soft drinks producers with a growing and captive target market: the ageing consumer. Annette Farr reports.


Focus - Actimel ad ban is latest woe for probiotics 29 Oct 2009

Column: Focus

The banning of a TV ad for Danone's drinking yoghurt brand, Actimel, is the latest reversal to hit the probiotic food and drinks sector. Despite being one of the most prominent categories within the fast-growing functional food and drink market, probiotics have not been immune from controversy. Ben Cooper reports.


Focus - Industry split on drink and drive partnership? 22 Oct 2009

Column: Focus

The decision by Pernod Ricard to rejoin the Century Council in the US followed the departure of both Brown-Forman and Jim Beam from NASCAR motor racing sponsorship. As Pernod Ricard’s decision to leave the organisation was linked to the motor racing issue, Ben Cooper finds out whether there was any connection between these events.


Focus - Any Port in a storm for Portuguese wine 13 Oct 2009

Column: Focus

Those who have visited the Douro valley in Portugal will agree that it is a unique place. But scratch beneath the surface of this beautiful region and that uniqueness runs deep. So deep, indeed, that the laws of market forces appear not to apply. Chris Losh takes a look at the beneficio system, and the hornets nest it has stirred up in the Douro.

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