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In the Spotlight – Suntory acquisition of Orangina Schweppes 13 Nov 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Suntory Holdings' deal to acquire Orangina Schweppes is another step forward in the Japanese group's plan to expand overseas, writes Michelle Russell.


In the Spotlight – Heineken 30 Oct 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Dutch brewer Heineken raised its full-year forecast for operating profits on Wednesday (28 October), giving an indication that the embattled beer market is starting to stabilise. Michelle Russell looks at the group's performance.


In the Spotlight – Coca-Cola Co Q3 23 Oct 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

The Coca-Cola Co reported flat earnings on Tuesday (20 October), with lower-than-expected quarterly revenue hurt by the stronger US dollar. Michelle Russell examines the fallout.


In the Spotlight – Anheuser Busch/PepsiCo 16 Oct 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

A joint procurement deal between PepsiCo and Anheuser-Busch this week has seen the two drinks giants form a global alliance to purchase indirect goods and services in the US, from technology hardware to travel.


In the Spotlight – PepsiCo 9 Oct 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Plano-based PepsiCo reported what it described as a “solid” profit performance in its third quarter of 2009 yesterday (8 October), beating analyst expectations.


In the Spotlight – Suntory's swoop for Orangina 11 Sep 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Suntory Holdings seems to have its hands full at the moment. Not only is it in merger talks with Japanese rival Kirin Holdings, but it is now close to a deal to buy the French soft drink brand Orangina. Michelle Russell examines the prospective deal.


In the Spotlight – Pernod Ricard 4 Sep 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

French spirits group Pernod Ricard will need more than a few headache pills to deal with the tough period ahead. The world’s second largest spirits group, behind Diageo, predicted a tough fiscal 2010 this week, as the drinks market stagnates, the economy weakens, and it becomes the victim of a high debt load.


In the Spotlight – Diageo, United Spirits 28 Aug 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

The long-running discussions between the world’s largest spirits maker, Diageo, and India's United Spirits over a possible stake purchase collapsed this week. Michelle Russell examines the fallout.


In the Spotlight - ThaiBev 21 Aug 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

ThaiBev, the owner of Chang beer and Old Pulteney Scotch whisky, posted a 12% rise in half-year net profits this week, despite a tough six months for its beer business. Michelle Russell exmaines the firm's fortunes.


In the Spotlight – Anheuser-Busch InBev 14 Aug 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

A shift in demand for premium beers in western markets and a cautious second-half outlook has taken some of the shine off a strong first half performance from Anheuser-Busch InBev, writes Michelle Russell.


In the Spotlight - Carlsberg's Russian adventure 7 Aug 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Analysts have hailed Carlsberg’s half-year results as “positive” and “strong”, thanks to margin expansion in the group's key Russian market. Michelle Russell examines reaction to the brewer's performance.


In the Spotlight - United Spirits 31 Jul 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

United Spirit’s first quarter results this week might have one wondering what all the fuss is about with the current economic downturn.


In the Spotlight – Coca-Cola Co & PepsiCo 24 Jul 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

The Coca-Cola Co posted a healthy 16% lift in first half net profits this week, ahead of PepsiCo’s 2% drop. Michelle Russell examines the fortunes of the two rivals.


In the Spotlight - EU wine reform 10 Jul 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

New figures obtained from the European Commission suggest that the grand plan to reform Europe's wine sector is stuck in second gear, almost a year after being introduced.


In the Spotlight - SABMiller's black empowerment drive 3 Jul 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

SABMiller's plan to sell a 10% stake in its South African Breweries (SAB) arm to black investors has received positive reactions from the majority of analysts and commentators, writes Chris Mercer.


In the Spotlight - Diageo Stirrings in Ireland 19 Jun 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Drinks giant Diageo acquired the remaining stake in US premium cocktail mixer group Stirrings on Tuesday (16 June), just a day before announcing plans to cut more than 100 jobs in Ireland as part of a restructuring programme. Michelle Russell looks at the bigger picture behind both moves.


In the Spotlight - Greene King 12 Jun 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

UK beer and pub group Greene King embarked on a shopping spree this week and bought 11 pubs from debt-laden rival Punch Taverns in a GBP30.4m (US$49m) deal. Michelle Russell looks at the group's fortunes in a tough UK beer market.


In the Spotlight - Cobra Beer 5 Jun 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Molson Coors rescued Cobra Beer from administration late last week, picking up a 50.1% stake in the company’s UK operations.


In the Spotlight – Britvic 29 May 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in Britvic lost their fizz this week after UK private equity group Permira sold its 14% stake in the soft drinks maker.


In the Spotlight - PepsiCo bottler bid turning ugly? 22 May 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

The latest in the PepsiCo v bottlers saga took another twist this week as PepsiAmericas announced it is to enter into a joint venture with Central America Beverage Corporation (Cabcorp).


In the Spotlight - PepsiCo, The Pepsi Bottling Group and PepsiAmericas 21 Apr 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

PepsiCo this week launched an acquisition move of US$6bn to buy the outstanding shares in The Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) and PepsiAmericas. The company currently holds a 33% stake in Pepsi Bottling Group and a 43% stake in PepsiAmericas (PAS).


In the Spotlight - Rémy Cointreau 17 Apr 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Champagne and Cognac group Rémy Cointreau watched its full-year sales slip by 11.6% this week as demand for premium alcohol continued to drop. Michelle Russell assesses the group's prospects.


In the Spotlight - Innocent Drinks and the pact with Coca-Cola Co 9 Apr 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Leading UK smoothie maker Innocent Drinks this week risked the wrath of its fan base by selling up to a fifth of its business to one of the biggest corporations in the US – The Coca-Cola Co. Michelle Russell assesses the damage.


In the Spotlight - AG Barr 3 Apr 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

AG Barr has been a darling of the UK financial and business media this week, after the Irn-Bru maker released its 2008 results, reports Michelle Russell.


In the Spotlight - Dr Pepper Snapple 27 Mar 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

One-off charges may have seen Dr Pepper Snapple swing to a loss for its full-year in 2008, but Michelle Russell discovers that analysts and investors remain positive about the soft drinks maker's prospects as a standalone firm.


In the Spotlight - Australia's RTD tax 20 Mar 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

The controversial Australian 'alcopops' tax has been defeated by the country's Senate this week. Michelle Russell looks at the fallout.


In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman 13 Mar 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

A consumer shift to lower-price Bourbon has begun to eat into Brown-Forman's flagship Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort brands, but several analysts believe the US drinks group remains in decent shape for the longer term, writes Michelle Russell.


In the Spotlight - Anheuser-Busch InBev 6 Mar 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Belgium-based beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev saw its fourth-quarter profit plummet 95% yesterday (5 March), hurt by restructuring charges and poor beer sales. Michelle Russell looks at the reaction the group's performance.


In the Spotlight - Femsa 27 Feb 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Mexico-based soft drinks bottler and brewer, Femsa, saw fourth quarter profit plunge 76% yesterday (26 February), hurt by a foreign exchange loss related to the peso’s decline. Michelle Russell looks at the group's fortunes for 2009.


In the Spotlight - S&N hangover for Carlsberg, Heineken? 20 Feb 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Both Heineken and Carlsberg this week said that they would focus on cost savings in 2009, as international beer markets struggle in the face the economic downturn. Michelle Russell looks at how both brewers have fared since their joint acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle last year.

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