just On Call

just On Call

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



just on Call - Constellation Brands focussed on clearing debt, not M&A - CEO 2 Jul 2014

The boss of Constellation Brands has played down rumours linking the company to a possible buy-out of Treasury Wine Estates by saying it is focussed on paying down its debt.


just On Call - Treasury Wine Estates changes "irrespective of ownership" - CEO 25 Jun 2014

Treasury Wine Estates' CEO has refused to rule out a takeover, telling reporters that new changes to company structure will happen “independent of who may or may not own the business”.


just On Call - Soft drinks trade "mobilised" to fight taxes - Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO 20 Jun 2014

The head of Coca-Cola Enterprises has said the soft drinks industry is “in a far better position today” to fight legislation such as sugar taxes than it was three years ago.


just On Call: Spirits teaching Heineken to innovate - CFO 18 Jun 2014

Heineken's CFO has praised innovation in the spirits industry for “showing us the way” to new products, including an alcohol-free radler aimed at stealing share from soft drinks.


just On Call - "Transitional" Remy Cointreau takes focus away from Asia 5 Jun 2014

The interim CEO of Remy Cointreau has admitted the company depends too much on sales in Asia and will instead seek a “geographical balance”.


just On Call - Flavoured whiskey to be "larger than Scotch" - Brown-Forman CEO 4 Jun 2014

The US flavoured whiskey category is on course to be “larger than Scotch”, Brown-Forman's CEO has claimed, after its full-year results showed continued growth for Jack Daniel's variant, Tennessee Honey.


just On Call - Africa issues to "moderate" - SABMiller 22 May 2014

SABMiller expects the disruption it has faced in some African markets to “moderate”, but Zimbabwe is likely to still prove problematic, according to the group's CEO.


just On Call - "Hundreds" of jobs on line as Treasury Wine Estates prepares cuts 21 May 2014

Treasury Wine Estates may cut up to 5% of its workforce as part of a cost-cutting plan intended to turnaround falling profits and stave off takeover bids.


just On Call - Britvic CEO seeks more US growth after Fruit Shoot milestone 21 May 2014

Britvic's CEO has said it is trialling its dilute brands in the US, but the focus remains on Fruit Shoot after securing nation-wide distribution.


just On Call - C&C Group to push Woodchuck's craft credentials 20 May 2014

C&C Group is looking to differentiate its Woodchuck cider brand from major new launches in the US market by upping its focus on craft consumers.


just On Call - Diageo Lat Am seeks spirits safety net for Scotch slip 16 May 2014

Diageo's Latin America head is keen to dilute the company's dependence on Scotch whisky sales in the region to guard against potential slowdowns.


just On Call - SodaStream CEO defends free-pour model 15 May 2014

SodaStream has hit back at suggestions that soft drinks firms refuse to partner with it because its soda machines do not allow for exact dosages.


just On Call - Gruppo Campari hails Italy's signs of life 13 May 2014

Political change in Italy has brought renewed consumer confidence to the country, according to Gruppo Campari's CEO.


just On Call - Jones Soda "trending in the right direction" - CEO 9 May 2014

The head of Jones Soda Co believes the group is “trending in the right direction” but admitted investors could be “tiring” as a long-promised turnaround has yet to emerge.


just On Call - Monster Beverage puts brakes on global budget - CEO 9 May 2014

A cutback on international promotions and sponsorships has helped return Monster Beverage Corp to profits growth, its CEO has said.


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