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Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - SodaStream Ban Highlights Sorry State of Affairs

4 February 2014

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd reports on the recent controversy surrounding the SodaStream Super Bowl advert in the US and asks, who really gained from its rejection by the media?

INDIA: United Spirits appoints "CEO-designate" - reports

25 September 2013

United Spirits has lined up a successor to CEO & MD Ashok Capoor, who takes on a new role in the company next year, according to local reports.

US: Mondelez takeover "too risky" - PepsiCo CFO

29 July 2013

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston has insisted a takeover of Mondelez International would be "too risky" after calls from activist investor Nelson Peltz to carry out the deal.

Comment - PepsiCo May Find Sweet Turns Sour Without Salt

25 July 2013

Can salt and sweet be together?

CHINA: Huiyuan Juice Group appoints CEO as founder moves aside

16 July 2013

China Huiyuan Juice Group has appointed a new chief executive as its founder & president is stepping down from leading the business.

just the Winners - International Wine Challenge 2013: New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa

17 May 2013

Earlier this week, the gold medal winners in this year's International Wine Challenge were announced. Here are the winners from New Zealand, Portugal and South Africa.

just the Winners - International Wine Challenge 2013: Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan

16 May 2013

Earlier this week, the gold medal winners in this year's International Wine Challenge were announced. Here are the winners from Germany, Hungary, Italy and Japan.

just Five Years Ago: Dr Pepper Snapple Group's NYSE debut

10 May 2013

Five years ago this week, Dr Pepper Snapple Group began trading as a stand-alone entity on the New York Stock Exchange. The move to becoming a separate publicly-traded company was the result of it being spun off by its owner Cadbury Schweppes.

CANADA/US: Sales, profits, volumes struggle in Q1 for Cott Corp

1 May 2013

Cott Corp has posted a marked fall in sales and profits in the first quarter of the year, as the global CSD market struggled in the period.

just Five Years Ago: Beam keeps powder dry after losing race for Absolut

17 April 2013

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.

just The Preview - PepsiCo Q1

15 April 2013

PepsiCo will report its first quarter results on Thursday (18 April). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in the three months to the end of March.

Research in Focus - The Duality of Concentrates

27 March 2013

The concentrates market remains in rude health, with both developed and emerging markets for soft drinks offering great rewards. Here, Jonas Feliciano from Euromonitor takes a closer look at the category.

US: PepsiCo's new bottle leads portfolio makeover

25 March 2013

PepsiCo has said it will revamp all bottles in its single-serve beverage range after unveiling its first new 16- and 20-ounce Pepsi containers in 17 years.

Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - March

22 March 2013

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

US: PepsiCo silent over Nelson Peltz plot rumours

22 March 2013

PepsiCo has declined to comment on a report investor Nelson Peltz is building up a stake in the company with a view to merging it with snack maker Mondelez International.

Review of the Year 2012 - Part I: Beer & Cider

21 December 2012

With Christmas fast approaching, it's the time of year when just-drinks takes its annual look back at the past 12 months. Between now and the end of the year we'll assess how the soft drinks, spirits, wine and bottled water sectors have fared in 2012. Up first, however, is beer and cider. just-drinks' deputy editor, James Wilmore, takes us through the highs and lows for the long alcoholic beverage (LAB) category.

FRANCE: Danone to cut costs to revitalise European business

14 December 2012

Danone is to cut EUR200m (US$261m) in costs from its European operations in a bid to "win back its competitive edge" in the region after falling sales.

Round-Up - The ICAP Digest - October

1 November 2012

Once a month, the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP), which covers alcohol policies worldwide, will look at what's going on in-market to promote a responsible role for alcohol in society.

UK: Drinkaware appoints new chief executive

23 October 2012

The UK alcohol industry-funded charity Drinkaware has appointed a new chief executive, to start in January.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Crisis Looming Down Under?

4 September 2012

In his latest column, Ray Rowlands, of independent research agency Drinksinfo, looks at the soft drinks market in Australia: a sector in a country that many had previously thought could ride out the global economic downturn.

Comment – Anheuser-Busch InBev: The Beliefs that built a Global Brewer

30 April 2012

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev issued its latest set of quarterly numbers. Here, in a piece that originally appeared on the Harvard Business Review, James Allen, a partner in Bain & Company’s London office and co-leader of the firm’s Global Strategy Practice, takes a broader look at the brewer to find the secret behind its consistent success.

US: Molson Coors details director switch

27 February 2012

Molson Coors has confirmed a change on its board of directors.

US: Heineken appoints regional sales VP

8 February 2012

Heineken has appointed Brian Fried as VP of sales for the Western division of its US business.

US: Dr Pepper Snapple warns court ruling may hit profits

12 December 2011

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has said that the outcome of an age discrimination legal case in the US could affect 2011 profits.

just the Answer - Drinkaware CEO, Chris Sorek

1 November 2011

To coincide with tomorrow's forum on responsible drinking in the UK, this month's 'just the Answer' sees Olly Wehring tackle the CEO of Drinkaware, Chris Sorek.

US: Kraft Foods carves up drinks in business split

4 August 2011

Kraft Foods will separate its drinks brands as part of a plan to split the company in two.

NZ: Frucor Beverages appoints New Zealand CEO

13 July 2011

Suntory-owned Frucor Beverages has announced the appointment of a CEO for its New Zealand division.

UK: Diageo makes Western Europe exec changes

11 July 2011

Diageo has made two appointments as part of its new Western Europe structure, including a switch of leadership in the UK.

Comment - Asahi Deals Fuel Overseas Expansion Plan

4 July 2011

Asahi Group's deals to purchase P&N Beverages and Charlie's Group underlines the firm's overseas growth strategy and is set to increase competition in the Australasian soft drinks market.

Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Aussies Rule? Think Again

22 March 2011

The recent attempt by Asahi Breweries of Japan to buy P&N Beverages has led Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd to delve into the bedrock of the current ownership status of Australia’s beverage industry with some startling results.

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