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



Macro challenges set to continue - PepsiCo CEO 12 Feb 2016

PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi has warned that the global macroeconomic challenges facing business will persist in 2016, claiming she has not seen trading conditions of this nature in her time in business.


Pepsico's North America Beverages "best performance in recent memory" - CEO 12 Feb 2016

Pepsico has hailed the performance of its North America Beverages unit.


Heineken looks to expand Lagunitas beyond US - CEO 11 Feb 2016

Heineken has signalled plans to roll out Californian craft beer Lagunitas beyond its US heartland, this year. 


Carlsberg builds momentum in India, Tuborg takes number two spot 11 Feb 2016

Carlsberg has confirmed plans to build an eighth brewery in India, as it lays claim to the number two beer brand spot in the country for Tuborg.


China "next logical step" for Coca-Cola Co re-franchising programme - CEO 10 Feb 2016

The CEO of The Coca-Cola Co has said the company's bottling system in China has evolved to the point where re-franchising is the "next logical step".


Remy Cointreau predicts eau de vie price jump as Cognac rebounds 22 Jan 2016

Remy Cointreau's CFO has warned that it "won't be a cheap year" for eau de vie as a revitalised Cognac industry competes for stock.


US$1bn "pretty reasonable" for Ballast Point - Constellation Brands CEO 7 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands' CEO has defended the US$1bn his company paid for craft brewer Ballast Point, saying the price tag was "reasonable" for such a high-growth brand.


Brown-Forman targets non-US growth for Jack Daniel's range - CEO 3 Dec 2015

Brown-Forman's CEO has cooled talk of introducing new flavours to the Jack Daniel's whiskey range, saying the existing extensions "still have a lot of gold to be mined" outside of the US.


Keurig Green Mountain to play around on Kold price - just On Call 19 Nov 2015

Keurig Green Mountain has said it will test different price points for the recently-launched Keurig Kold home-carbonation platform amid concerns it is too expensive. 


Regulatory concerns remain as AB InBev parries US, China questions on SABMiller deal - just On Call 11 Nov 2015

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has refused to be drawn on the outcome of global regulatory reviews that could change the shape of his company's recently-confirmed takeover of SABMiller.


MillerCoors hints at value-brand cull - just On Call 6 Nov 2015

MillerCoors may cut SKUs from its value portfolio as fresh investment in premium brand Coors Light finds success.


Molson Coors sells old brewery for new site in Canada - just On Call 6 Nov 2015

Molson Coors is set to build a new brewery in Canada, in order to better meet the needs of a changing market.


Brito admits Bud Light neglect as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up overhaul - just On Call 2 Nov 2015

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlos Brito, has said the company has been “unfair” to Bud Light, and is to give the brand an overhaul following the variant's US market share loss.


Understand the changing consumer - Dr Pepper Snapple CEO - just On Call 23 Oct 2015

Making sure you understand a changing consumer is the key to success, according to Dr Pepper Snapple's president & CEO Larry D Young. 


Coca-Cola Co welcomes possible sugar tax cut in Mexico - just On Call 22 Oct 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has welcomed news that Mexico may cut its sugar tax.


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