Focus

Focus

A deeper consideration of the issues making the headlines on just-drinks.



What are the big drinks brands doing for Super Bowl 50? - Focus 4 Feb 2016

Sunday's Super Bowl is fast approaching, which back in the pre-YouTube days meant growing excitement over the TV cast's ads. These days, however, many advertisers release their Super Bowl commercials ahead of time in an attempt to seed interest and maximise views.


Ten things you need to know about spirits in the US - Focus 3 Feb 2016

US spirits trade organisation the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) held its annual spirits briefing in New York yesterday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the key takeaways from the event. 


Six key trends for alcoholic drinks in 2016 - Focus 3 Feb 2016

Here, Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, shares his forecasts of the trends that will shape the alcohol industry in the year ahead.


World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 - How open are you to cyber attacks? - Focus 25 Jan 2016

The World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2016 underlines the threat of cyberattack as a growing menace facing major companies. Ben Cooper examines the report's findings on the dangers of cyberattacks and other principal risks facing companies over the next ten years identified in the report.


SABMiller's Q3/YTD sales performance by region - Focus 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% lift in sales during the nine months to the end of December. The top line also grew in the third quarter, by 7%. Here, we look at the nine- and three-month performance by region. All results are on an organic basis.


Remy Cointreau's YTD performance by brand - Focus 21 Jan 2016

In a trading update today, Remy Cointreau posted an 8% lift in reported sales for the nine months to the end of December. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the year-to-date.


Constellation Brands' recent spending spree - Focus 14 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands looks to be in rude health. Its share price is up 33% on this time last year and its Q3 and YTD results, released last week, showed a boost in sales and profits - thanks largely to big gains in beer.


How sugar levy problem could become an opportunity for drinks brands - Focus 10 Dec 2015

The UK is currently debating the introduction of a sugar tax in a bid to trim waistlines. The focus on reducing childhood obesity could result in tougher times for drinks brands, with the likes of Ribena already having some formats removed from shelves in Tesco. It begs the question, are retailers and the Government thinking about the wider commercial implications of such a levy?


Brown-Forman's H1 performance by region, brand - Focus 2 Dec 2015

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the three months to the end of July.


Britvic's FY Performance by Region - Focus 25 Nov 2015

Today, Britvic posted a 3% dip in sales in its full-year results as profits rose. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the 52-weeks to 27 September. 


Concha y Toro's third-quarter performance - Focus 16 Nov 2015

Late last week, Concha y Toro reported year-to-date figures that were boosted by a healthy third quarter. Here, we take a closer look at the company's performance in the period.


C&C Group's H1 performance by region - Focus 28 Oct 2015

Earlier today, C&C Group reported a drop in first-half sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region.


Australia's wine exports 2015-16 - Focus 19 Oct 2015

Asia is emerging as an increasingly attractive and significant destination for Australia’s wine exports, which experienced their strongest period of growth since the peak of 2007 in the 12 months to the end of September.


Remy Cointreau's H1 performance by brand - Focus 16 Oct 2015

In a trading update earlier today, Remy Cointreau posted a 6.1% lift in reported sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the six months to the end of September. 


How big will MegaBrew be? AB InBev/SABMiller market share, key brands - Focus 13 Oct 2015

Following the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev with SABMiller, just-drinks takes a closer look at some of the key brands and markets involved in the deal. 


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