just On Call
We report back from drinks companies' conference calls post-results announcement.
5 December 2013
Brown-Forman's CEO has said “flavour fatigue” in the US vodka category may be pushing consumers towards Jack Daniel's extensions such as Tennessee Honey.
21 November 2013
The head of SABMiller has said he has seen no slowdown in Africa, and shaken off concern over a slowdown in China.
14 November 2013
Gruppo Campari's CEO has blamed political “turmoil” for a slowdown in the US that has hit his firm's brands' on-trade value.
13 November 2013
The negative impact Carlsberg has felt from Russia's ban on street kiosk beer sales should be over by the end of the year, the group's CEO has predicted.
8 November 2013
Monster Beverage Corp has said it is on course to start production of its energy drinks in Japan “within the next few months” as its eyes more global markets.
7 November 2013
The chief of Molson Coors' Canadian unit has insisted that the company is still doing "a good job” on Miller Brewing Co's (MBC) brands as the court case between the two looms.
1 November 2013
Beam Inc's CEO has admitted to a “soft” year for Skinnygirl but expects the low-calorie brand to bounce back in the long-term.
31 October 2013
Anheuser-Busch InBev intends to remain in Russia despite its struggling beer market, but the brewer's CEO has admitted it will take “years” to return to pre-2008 growth in the country.
30 October 2013
C&C Group's international MD has said the booming US cider category is on course to continue taking share from beer.
28 October 2013
Consumer fears over aspartame appear not to have crossed the Atlantic from the US, as Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has reported that its diet portfolio is outperforming its regular range in Europe.
25 October 2013
Coca-Cola FEMSA's CFO has said a proposed tax on sugary beverages in its domestic market of Mexico will reduce volumes and lead to job losses at the bottler's plants.
24 October 2013
Pernod Ricard has seen recovery in some sectors of the Chinese alcohol market in Q1, but warned that the time and pace of a revival is still uncertain.
23 October 2013
Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its partners if they wanted to sell.
16 October 2013
PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has admitted that a slowdown in US diet soda sales has been more rapid than expected.
15 October 2013
The Coca-Cola Co's CEO has hit back at critics who claim the company's growth story is over, saying the climate is ripe with opportunity.
4 October 2013
Constellation Brands has said that it has a major opportunity to up its beer brands – such as Modelo Especial - on draught in the US, as it is “underpenetrated” in the format.
23 September 2013
Treasury Wine Estates has reiterated its commitment to the wine market in the US, despite today's departure of its CEO due to the company's stock writedown in the country.
18 September 2013
Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on-trade, a senior company executive has admitted.
29 August 2013
Pernod Ricard's Absolut vodka has bucked a slowdown in emerging markets to post strong growth in key regions.
28 August 2013
Brown-Forman's CFO has said that Australian consumers have bucked global trends and stayed away from Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey.