just On Call

just On Call

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



just On Call - Brown-Forman head sees "upstarts" hamper vodka pricing in US 3 Dec 2014

The CEO of Brown-Forman has flagged the growth of rival vodka “upstarts” such as Tito's Handmade Vodka as driving a “brutally competitive” vodka category in the US.


just On Call - Beer, soft drinks to stay separate - SABMiller CEO 27 Nov 2014

SABMiller's CEO has said the company will continue to operate soft drinks separate to beer, despite its new tie-up with The Coca-Cola Co.


just On Call - Britvic CEO heralds 2015 as "year of innovation" 26 Nov 2014

Britvic's CEO has said that the company's Robinsons brand will be a “big focus” for next year as it ramps up innovations across a number of products.


just On Call - SABMiller putting weight behind soft drinks - CEO 13 Nov 2014

The head of SABMiller has said the company has upped its focus on soft drinks in emerging markets in a bid to mirror beer's growth in the same regions.


just On Call - US flavoured vodka slide can't stop Campari's Skyy - CEO 12 Nov 2014

Gruppo Campari's Skyy vodka brand is recovering in the US despite a slowdown in flavoured vodka, according to the company's CEO.


just On Call - Russia ready to rethink beer regulation - Carlsberg CEO 10 Nov 2014

Carlsberg's CEO has said that Russia may reverse some of the regulations that has seen the country's beer market shrink and brewers close production sites.


just on Call - MillerCoors 'very engaged' in looking at craft beer acquisitions - CEO 7 Nov 2014

The head of MillerCoors has revealed the company remains “very engaged” in looking at acquiring US craft brewers but is being deterred by the price of potential new assets.


just On Call - Coca-Cola Co tie-up needs work - Monster Beverage CEO 7 Nov 2014

Monster Beverage Corp's CEO has described its new partnership with The Coca-Cola Co as a “complicated matrix” that remains at an early stage.


just On Call - US cider on course to triple in ten years - Boston Beer Co CEO 31 Oct 2014

The US hard cider category could triple over the next ten years despite an anticipated slowdown in current growth rates, according to the head of Boston Beer Co.


just On Call - C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection 29 Oct 2014

The CEO of C&C Group has admitted the company is “puzzled” by the speed at which Spirit Pub Co rejected its takeover approach, but would not be drawn on whether this marks the end of the matter.


just On Call - Dr Pepper Snapple Group targets sparkling water growth with Peñafiel ramp-up 24 Oct 2014

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's CEO has said that growing sparkling water trends are “here to stay” as the company expands Mexican brand Peñafiel in the US.


just On Call - Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as Mexico soda tax bites 23 Oct 2014

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as predicted, according to its CFO.


just on Call - Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO 22 Oct 2014

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to the Dutch brewer's CFO.


just On Call - Coca-Cola Co ready for the "new normal" - CEO 21 Oct 2014

The Coca-Cola Co is facing the “new normal” as global consumers confront mounting concerns over issues such as disease and economic uncertainty, according to the company's CEO.


just On Call - PepsiCo playing waiting game in Russia - CEO 9 Oct 2014

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has said the company is “watching and waiting” in Russia as it deals with political tensions and a devalued rouble.


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