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

just On Call - Private-equity bids "over", says Treasury Wine Estates CEO 29 Sep 2014

The head of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), which announced earlier today the end of takeover talks with two private-equity groups, has said he doesn't expect the bidders to return to the negotiating table.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard believes China potential still “huge” 3 Sep 2014

Pernod Ricard has quantified its claim that China is showing signs of improvement, but conceded that growth will be driven by the more “affordable” SKUs in its spirits portfolio.

just On Call - Stock Spirits keen to up distribution partnerships 28 Aug 2014

The head of Stock Spirits has indicated that the company is on the hunt for further distribution tie-ups with international spirits firms in Central and Eastern Europe.

just On Call - US craft vodka puts squeeze on Pernod Ricard's Absolut 28 Aug 2014

Pernod Ricard has blamed the rise of craft spirits such as Tito's Handmade Vodka for a drop-off in US sales for its Absolut brand.

just On Call - Brown-Forman reaching out to Russia over Jack Daniel's move - CEO 27 Aug 2014

Brown-Forman is trying to open talks with a regional Russian authority that reportedly confiscated some Jack Daniel's products over health fears, its CEO has said.

just On Call - FIFA effect fizzles out for Coca-Cola Amatil 21 Aug 2014

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has admitted that its FIFA World Cup marketing failed to deliver expected sales boosts as consumers in Australia suffer “promotion fatigue”.

just on Call - Treasury Wine Estates eyes US luxury acquisitions - CEO 21 Aug 2014

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has revealed the company would consider acquisitions of luxury wine assets in the US after admitting its portfolio in the segment is “underdeveloped”.

just On Call - Heineken CEO optimistic on Russia as premium beer sales rise 20 Aug 2014

Heineken is “in a good position” to grow premium beer sales in Russia despite a declining market and political tension, its CEO has said.

just on Call - Carlsberg "considering" Russian brewery closures as market bites 20 Aug 2014

Carlsberg is “considering” closing some of its breweries in Russia as the country's beer market continues to falter, the group's CEO has revealed.

just On Call - Monster Beverage Corp sets sights on China - CEO 15 Aug 2014

Monster Beverage Corporation wants to launch its products in China after the Coca-Cola Co agreed to takes a minority stake in the company.

just On Call - Sugar fears push Monster Beverage to lower calorie options 8 Aug 2014

The CEO of Monster Beverage Corps has said its new Ultra Sunrise will help capture trends for “lighter” energy drinks as health fears over sugar seep into the category.

just On Call - Molson Coors targets Coors Light Canada woes 7 Aug 2014

Molson Coors has said there is “more work to be done” on Coors Light in Canada despite a slight rally for the brand in the second quarter.

just On Call - Gruppo Campari CEO urges Italy caution 6 Aug 2014

The head of Gruppo Campari has voiced caution about the company's domestic market as factors including bad weather look to “normalise” a strong start to the year.

just On Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev head seeks Rita balance for Budweiser 31 Jul 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev's CEO has said Budweiser's market share in the US “remains an issue” but that the Rita extensions can balance the brand's portfolio.

just On Call - Diageo chief admits "tougher than expected" year as China bites 31 Jul 2014

Diageo's CEO has admitted the year has been “tougher than expected” and defended the company's stake in baijiu brand Shuijingfang.

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