30 April 2013
I can't remember precisely when I first saw the BRIC acronym. Indeed, with only ten years' experience of the drinks industry, it seems to be have been around longer than I have. I can remember, however, how the four markets were heralded as the next big things for the global drinks industry.
25 April 2013
It was five years ago this week that the brewing industry said its final farewell to Scottish & Newcastle. The UK-based company saw its shares cease trading on 25 April, 2008, after Carlsberg and Heineken teamed up to buy and then split up the firm.
24 April 2013
Heineken has readied a Spanish advertising campaign for its Tecate beer brand in the US and Mexico.
24 April 2013
Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a drop in Q1 profits and flat sales as higher costs dampened its performance.
22 April 2013
Arca Continental, Latin America's second-largest Coca-Cola bottler after Coca-Cola FEMSA, is to invest MXN4bn (US$325.3m) in its business over the next year.
19 April 2013
Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:
18 April 2013
The Coca-Cola Co's refranchising moves could lead to foreign bottlers such as Coca-Cola FEMSA and Arca entering the US market, an analyst has said.
16 April 2013
The Coca-Cola Co's US bottler restructuring will create a “coast-to-coast” system managed from one point, company CEO Muhtar Kent has said.
5 April 2013
Cosmos Bottling Corporation, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, is leaving the Philippine bourse seven years after it last traded.
5 March 2013
The Coca-Cola Co is to move concentrate production for the Philippines to Singapore after announcing the closure of its Laguna plant with the loss of 57 jobs.
27 February 2013
Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported double-digit rises in full-year sales and profits thanks to the integration of its recent purchases.
12 February 2013
The boss of The Coca-Cola Co has said a transition in China's economy, causing a slowdown, will in fact deliver long-term benefits for the group.
31 January 2013
The Coca-Cola Co's largest independent bottler has been flexing its considerable might of late.
28 January 2013
In the fourth part of Euromonitor's preview of 2013, alcoholic drinks analysts Spiros Malandrakis and Zsuzsa Szilagyi consider what the future holds for the world's brewers.
25 January 2013
Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed the takeover of a majority stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, the company's first acquisition outside Latin America.
18 January 2013
Coca-Cola FEMSA is to buy Mexican bottler Grupo Yoli in a deal valued at US$700m, subject to regulatory approval.
18 January 2013
The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:
14 December 2012
Coca-Cola FEMSA is to pay US$688.5m for a 51% stake in Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines as it looks to expand beyond Latin America.
6 November 2012
The head of Diageo's operations in Latin America and the Caribbean has warned that he would “hate to lose” the Jose Cuervo Tequila brand, as the end of the company's current agreement looms.
24 October 2012
Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a healthy rise in nine-month profits helped by three acquisitions made in its domestic market of Mexico last year.
28 September 2012
The Coca-Cola Co has announced a joint construction project to build the world's largest facility to produce a key ingredient in its eco-friendly PlantBottle packaging.
31 August 2012
Heineken is to launch a new variation on Tecate in the US next week and release another of its beer brands in bottled format.
29 August 2012
Here, courtesy of analysts UBS, is a snapshot of the Dutch brewer, Heineken.
24 August 2012
Diageo's potential bid to buy the Jose Cuervo brand has been strengthened by Anheuser-Busch InBev's buy-out of Grupo Modelo, an analyst has claimed.
25 July 2012
An analyst has raised concern over Coca-Cola FEMSA's Q2 results, branding them "weak" and highlighting that operating expenses grew much faster than sales.
25 July 2012
Coca-Cola FEMSA has revealed a rise in half-year profits, but bad weather and volatile markets flattened Q2 net profits.
5 July 2012
Juicemaker Jugos del Valle, co-owned by the Coca-Cola Co and Coca-Cola FEMSA, is set to acquire dairy firm Santa Clara Mercantil de Pachuca, according to a regulatory filing.
4 July 2012
Following the trajectory in other major markets, Brazil looks ripe for a round of beer consolidation to create a stronger number two behind Anheuser-Busch InBev's AmBev unit. It's an open question, however, as to whether Heineken or Kirin Holdings will win the race; the key could be in deal structuring and valuation.
8 May 2012
Coca-Cola FEMSA has completed a deal to buy the drinks unit of fellow Mexican group Grupo Fomento Queretano, which will see their bottling operations merge.
27 April 2012
Coca-Cola FEMSA has reported a strong start to 2012, with recent purchases contributing to double digit increase across the board.