Focus

Focus

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



Constellation Brands Q1 results by category - Focus 30 Jun 2016

Earlier today, Constellation Brands reported a bumper fiscal first-quarter, with net profits rising by a third. Here, we take a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of May by category.


Brown-Forman's FY Performance by Region, Brand - Focus 8 Jun 2016

Earlier today, Brown-Forman posted its Q4 and FY results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the 12 months to the end of April.


Britvic's H1 Performance by Region - Focus 19 May 2016

Today, Britvic posted a rise in first-half sales and profits, boosted by the integration of Brazilian soft drinks producer Empresa Brasileira de Bebidas e Alimentos (EBBA). Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the 28-weeks to 10 April. 


The Vietnamese beer market - Focus 12 May 2016

Heineken's management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer called the country the "poster child" for international beer thanks to its strong demographics and growing demand. Here's a snapshot of Heineken's current position in Vietnam and how the market is developing, as outlined by Heineken's Vietnam MD, Leo Evers.


The Asia-Pacific beer market and Heineken - Focus 12 May 2016

Heineken's senior management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer called the country the "poster child" for international beer thanks to its strong demographics and growing demand. The company is also bullish about its prospects in Asia-Pacific. Here's a snapshot of Heineken's current position in the region and how the market is developing as outlined by Heineken's Asia-Pacific president, Frans Eusman.


Carlsberg’s Q1 performance by region - Focus 11 May 2016

Earlier today, Carlsberg released a trading update for the first three months of 2016. Net sales grew in organic terms by 2% in the first quarter, as group volumes dipped by 2%. Here, we look at the company’s performance during the three-month period by region.


Nielsen CGA snapshot of the US on-trade cocktail market - Focus 10 May 2016

Data provider Nielsen has teamed up with on-trade consultants CGA to launch its first consumer sentiment survey on the US on-trade market. The report continues Nielsen's new focus on the out-of-home channel, which can be difficult to get accurate information on. Last month, the company launched a report that compared the US on-trade to the UK's, while the latest focusses on how the public views the major bar-and-restaurant alcohol brands. Here's a snapshot of the report's findings:


Kirin Holdings Q1 performance by division - Focus 10 May 2016

Earlier this month, Kirin Holdings reported a marked slide in net profits on a 6.1% fall in sales from the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks breaks down the group's performance in the quarter.


Gruppo Campari's Q1 performance by region, brand - Focus 9 May 2016

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari announced its first-quarter results, including flat sales and a dip in pre-tax profits. Here, we take a look at the figures for the three months to the end of March by region and by brand. 


What do US wholesalers think of your spirits category? - Focus 4 May 2016

Morgan Stanley last week released a report based on a survey of US wholesalers that found increased confidence is the country's spirits market. The financial firm said the report, its first to directly survey wholesalers, is more forward-looking that traditional channel data and attempts to "identify key trends before they appear in Nielsen data and sell-side forecasts". The survey also quizzed wholesalers on future category performance. Here's a run-down of the key findings.


Anheuser-Busch InBev and its SABMiller divestments – Focus 29 Apr 2016

In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several divestments of SAB assets. Here's a rolling list of the sell-offs A-B InBev has lined up to proceed once it closes the transaction, expected at some point in the second half of this year.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1 results by brand - Focus 28 Apr 2016

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increased. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand and market in the three months to the end of March.


SABMiller's full-year sales performance by region - Focus 21 Apr 2016

In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of March. The top line also grew in the third quarter, by 7%. Here, we look at the 12- and three-month performances by region. All results are on an organic basis.


Coca-Cola Co Q1 results by region - Focus 20 Apr 2016

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported its first-quarter results, with sales and profits both down in the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region, for the first three months of 2016.


Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region - Focus 20 Apr 2016

Today, Heineken reported a lift in volumes in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:


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