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just On Call

We report back from drinks companies' conference calls post-results announcement.

just On Call - "I'm still in the chair" - PepsiCo CEO

22 April 2014

PepsiCo head Indra Nooyi has deflected a question on who will succeed her as CEO, telling analysts that she is still “in the chair”.

just On Call - Coca-Cola Co puts faith in marketing after Q1 declines

15 April 2014

The Coca-Cola Co's CEO has said the full weight of his company's marketing will get the group back on track after a disappointing first quarter.

just On Call - Gruppo Campari CEO silent on Whyte & Mackay bid

15 April 2014

Gruppo Campari's CEO has sidestepped questions over a possible swoop for Whyte & Mackay (W&M), insisting the company will first focus on assimilating new acquisitions.

just On Call - Constellation Brands fast-tracks Mexican brewery as beer unit booms

10 April 2014

The head of Constellation Brands has said the company is paying a “premium” to speed up a capacity upgrade on its Mexican brewery.

just On Call - SABMiller eyes growth for SA soft drinks unit, but challenges loom

31 March 2014

SABMiller’s South African soft drinks business is aiming for up to 5% medium-term annual volume growth, but has warned of current challenges such as a weakening Rand and social unrest in the lead-up to elections.

just On Call - SABMiller aims to capture growing number of women drinkers in South Africa

31 March 2014

An on-going rise in the number of women in South Africa choosing to drink alcohol has been identified as an opportunity for SABMiller, with the brewer upping its focus on sweeter beers to capitalise on the trend.

just On Call: Pernod Ricard targets women as China crackdown intensifies

28 March 2014

Pernod Ricard is to target female consumers in China after increasing pressure from a government crackdown pushed down expected profits in the country.

Just On Call - Polish headache awaits, but Stock Spirits upbeat on years ahead

27 March 2014

Stock Spirits has said it expects its performance in Poland to struggle in the first part of 2014, although the longer-term prognosis in the country remains strong.

just On Call - Campari CEO eyes global growth after Canadian whiskey buy

12 March 2014

Campari's CEO has said Canadian whiskey can follow its Japanese and Irish counterparts in grabbing a larger share of the global brown spirits market.

just On Call - Brown-Forman CEO warns of social media threat to US on-trade

6 March 2014

The head of Brown-Forman has suggested on-trade softness in the US spirits market may be long-term as new trends see younger consumers share drinks over social networks instead of in bars.

just On Call - SodaStream says gas platform won't be left out in cold

28 February 2014

The head of SodaStream has denied that the Coca-Cola Co will have a better quality home carbonation system when it launches the Keurig Cold next year.

just On Call - Bitter wind blows for Monster Beverage Corp?

28 February 2014

The CEO of Monster Beverage Corp has said extreme climates in the US have turned company management into “weathermen” for the first time.

just On Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev treads carefully on Corona switch

26 February 2014

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the brewer is “taking very careful steps” as it transfers Grupo Modelo's Corona brand into its global distribution network.

just On Call - Boston Beer Co content with can sales, but less than 10% of volumes

26 February 2014

Boston Beer Co’s CEO has said volume sales for the canned format of its brands have met the company’s expectations, but claims the opportunity for the format among craft brewers has been overstated.

just On Call - Treasury Wine Estates backs new CEO as flak flies

21 February 2014

Treasury Wine Estates has defended its decision to appoint a CEO with no alcohol retail experience, saying new head Michael Clarke is a “heavy hitter” with a proven track record.

just On Call - Carlsberg CEO eyes China consolidation

19 February 2014

The CEO of Carlsberg has said that the brewer could start consolidating its expanded interests in China in the next few years.

just On Call - Coca-Cola Co charts smoother course for 2014

18 February 2014

Coca-Cola Co's CEO has said that 2014 will be “a year of steady improvements” as the company looks to recover from struggling volumes in key markets.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard upbeat on Martell, cool on Whyte & Mackay

18 February 2014

Pernod Ricard maintains that the reliance of its Martell Cognac brand on the Chinese market is not a concern, despite a marked fall in the brand's performance there in the company's fiscal first half.

just On Call - Molson Coors to remain focussed on innovation - CEO

13 February 2014

Molson Coors’ CEO has declared that innovation remains the company’s “top priority” in 2014 as part of a bid to attract new drinkers.

just On Call - PepsiCo CEO takes aim at "premature" home carbonation tie-ups

13 February 2014

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has said the company has been running “multiple” at-home carbonation tests, but will only go with technology that has already proven to work.

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