Focus

Focus

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



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:


How does the on-trade in the UK and US compare? - Nielsen figures - Focus 19 Apr 2016

Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:


Remy Cointreau's FY performance by brand - Focus 19 Apr 2016

In full-year result released today, Remy Cointreau generated net sales of EUR1.05bn (US$1.19bn), achieving reported growth of 9%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the fiscal year.


Concha y Toro's 2015 performance - Focus 29 Mar 2016

This week, Concha y Toro reported a jump in full-year sales and profits as volumes increased and currency fluctuations played in its favour. 


The LVMH guide to entry-level luxury - Focus 22 Mar 2016

At the CAGE 2016 conference in London today, LVMH CFO Jean-Jacques Guiony spoke about how his company operates in the luxury goods category. Key to bringing in new consumers are entry-level products, about which Guiony said: "We basically rely on them." Here are the main points from his speech on entry-level products as well as on high-end items and the modern marketing methods needed to sell them.


Stock Spirits FY performance by region - Focus 10 Mar 2016

Earlier today, Stock Spirits reported sales and profits declines as the Polish market continued to hamper performance. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by key region:


Brown-Forman's YTD performance by region, brand - Focus 2 Mar 2016

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 nine months to the end of January.


Gruppo Campari’s 2015 performance by region, brand - Focus 1 Mar 2016

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari announced its full-year results, including a healthy 6.2% rise in sales. Here, we take a look at the figures for the 12 months to the end of December by region and brand.


Coca-Cola HBC FY performance by region - Focus 19 Feb 2016

Today Coca-Cola HBC released its full-year results with sales and profits down despite volumes increases. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in 2015.


Spirits in 2016 - All M&A eyes on Africa and India - Focus 16 Feb 2016

Having shared their thoughts on what trends will shape the spirits category in 2016, Euromonitor considers the corporate side of the segment, Senior alcoholic drinks analyst Jeremy Cunnington forecasts little movement.


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