just the Facts
The key facts behind the latest news stories.
16 January 2014
Eyebrows rose earlier this week at the US$16bn that Suntory is set to pay for Beam Inc. At 20 times the company's EBITDA, the transaction is at the more expensive end of the scale. Here, courtesy of analysts at Nomura, we list the multiples of spirits purchases this Century.
15 January 2014
Greetings from Jerez in southern Spain, the home of the Sherry industry. I'm here with Edrington to learn about the importance of Sherry casks to the producers of Scotch whisky.
30 October 2013
This week, just-drinks is in Czech, visiting Budejovicky Budvar. Ahead of an interview with the brewer's general director, which will run next week, here are some facts about the firm, its home town, its facilities, and its brands.
3 October 2013
Earlier today (3 October), Constellation Brands released its half-year and Q2 results. With the company completing its full takeover of the Crown Imports JV in June, the figures were skewed heavily versus the corresponding period a year earlier. Here, we look a little closer at Constellation's performance.
8 August 2013
Earlier this week, Tilaknagar Industries posted its Q1 results. At the same time, local reports suggested that Suntory and Pernod Ricard are both considering making a move to buy a 15% to 20% stake in the Indian spirits firm.
18 July 2013
SABMiller presented its current thoughts on its Asia-Pacific unit at a seminar in London yesterday (17 July). Here, just drinks takes a closer look at the company's businesses in the region:
16 July 2013
Earlier today, the Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in first-half profits and sales, blaming the weather in many of its key regions for its performance.
11 June 2013
A study, conducted by brand valuation agency Brand Finance, has ranked the world's biggest drinks brands by their value. We've compiled the top 20 into a table below:
7 June 2013
On Wednesday, Russian Standard announced it had taken sole control of Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC). Here we take a look at some of the facts and figures as a result of the deal:
17 May 2013
The ten fastest-growing spirits brands in the US ranked by percentage increase in volume in 2012 versus 2011:
17 May 2013
Here, courtesy of Euromonitor and Stifel, is a breakdown of market share of spirits in the US.
15 May 2013
C&C Group today (15 May) announced its 2012 full-year results. Here is a look at the results in the company's regions and from its main brands.
13 May 2013
Last week, Ivan Menezes was confirmed as Paul Walsh's successor as Diageo CEO. The 53 year-old, currently the group's chief operating officer, will replace Walsh in the top job on 1 July. Here just-drinks takes a look at India-born Menezes' career to date:
13 May 2013
Earlier today (13 May), Gruppo Campari announced its results for the first three months of 2013. Here is a look at the results in the company's regions and from its main brands.
9 May 2013
Yesterday, Turkish beer and soft drinks producer Anadolu Efes reported its figures for the first three months of 2013. Here, just-drinks looks at the company's performance by category and by region.
7 May 2013
Today (7 May), Carlsberg released its first-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region.
2 May 2013
Earlier today, Beam Inc reported a jump in Q1 net profits on the back of a lift in sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by brands and regions:
30 April 2013
Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a jump in Q1 net profits, but global sales and volumes were down. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region and brands:
25 April 2013
This morning (25 April), Pernod Ricard released its year-to-date and third-quarter results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's performance by region and brand.
24 April 2013
This morning (24 April), Heineken released a trading update for its first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at its group beer volumes performance on a regional basis.