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Focus - Growing Pains for Chilean Wine
11 Jul 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Focus - Heineken creeps up on SABMiller
2 Aug 2010
Heineken has emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the global beer market over the last year, prompting analysts to reassess the Dutch brewer's potential and leading some to question whether it can better the might of SABMiller.
Focus - The World Cup and South Africa's wine industry
10 Jun 2010
Starting tomorrow (11 June), the FIFA World Cup football tournament has finally arrived in South Africa. In our last feature on the biggest sporting event in the world, Olly Wehring takes a look at how the country's winelands are gearing up for the football-fest.
Focus - US industry in dogfight once more over direct shipping
20 May 2010
The introduction of a new bill into the US Congress that seeks to reaffirm the states’ powers to regulate alcohol has reignited the debate over inter-state direct wine shipping, and sparked a fierce battle between drinks wholesalers and suppliers. Ben Cooper reports.
Focus - Indian Wine Sector in Damage Control
13 May 2010
Unsold wine in tanks, wineries shutting down and vineyards being uprooted. It's not a pretty picture for India’s infant wine industry as it bears the twin-pronged brunt of global glut and domestic roadblocks. That was the backdrop against which India’s first National Wine Conference was held in New Delhi last week and, if anything, the meet underlined fears that the country’s wine sector is in a ‘make or break’ situation.
Focus - Molson Coors steps into China
4 May 2010
The head of Molson Coors Brewing Co has said that a new joint-venture in China will not mark the beginning of a spending spree on emerging markets.
Focus – US: Coca-Cola Enterprises sees "rebound" in US
27 Apr 2010
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) said it is seeing a “rebound” in the US soft drinks market, despite recording a drop in sales volumes for the region in the first quarter.
Focus - PepsiCo steals reputational march on Coke
23 Mar 2010
Both PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Co have been forced by campaigners to make international commitments on school vending. PepsiCo has gone further than its rival while, Ben Cooper writes, its commitments on selling drinks in schools can also be seen in the context of other recent statements it has made on nutritional goals and the marketing of better-for-you products.
Focus - UK: AG Barr shares up as it “outperforms” market
22 Mar 2010
AG Barr shares have risen by 1.6% as the UK soft drinks firm booked a 21% increase in full-year profits on a market that has proved more resilient than expected.
Focus - Brown-Forman holds back on China
12 Mar 2010
Diageo and Pernod Ricard have spent much of the last year talking up China's thirst for premium spirits, but some of their smaller rivals are happy to leave the 'big two' to fight it out in the country - for now.
Focus - Brown-Forman in distribution rethink
10 Mar 2010
Brown-Forman is reassessing distribution arrangements for its wine and spirits brands in key markets.
Focus - Beer growth set to continue in Asia
4 Mar 2010
On a continent-by-continent basis, Asia is top of the pile when it comes to beer consumption. The region offers many opportunities for growth for the global brewers - welcome words in these trying times. Despite Japan's flat performance of late in the brewing sector, the potential offered by the likes of China and India means Asia is where the beer world is looking in 2010. Gavin Blair in Tokyo, Frances Wang in Shanghai, Raghavendra Verma in New Delhi and Karryn Miller, take a closer look at the region.
Focus - BELGIUM: A-B InBev to expand cost savings beyond 2011
4 Mar 2010
Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is working on a fresh round of cost savings beyond the close of its current synergies programme in 2011.
Focus - US: Hansen Natural to “address” CCE contracts
1 Mar 2010
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.