NETHERLANDS: Heineken Q1 profits slip, but sales climb as Americas unit shines

NETHERLANDS: Heineken Q1 profits slip, but sales climb as Americas unit shines

Heineken has reported a sharp fall in first-quarter net profits, but has reaffirmed its full-year outlook as sales rose in the period.

FRANCE: Nine-month sales slide, but Pernod Ricard FY profits still set to rise

FRANCE: Nine-month sales slide, but Pernod Ricard FY profits still set to rise

Pernod Ricard has reported a continued slide in sales for the first nine months of its fiscal year, but has confirmed its full-year operating profits guidance.

just-drinks on-trend: Craft beer - fortunes and future

just-drinks on-trend: Craft beer - fortunes and future

This latest 'on-trend' report from just-drinks provides a strategic summary of where the craft beer category is at present, and where it might be heading in the short-term.

April 2014 Management Briefing - Environmental Sustainability in the Brewing Sector

April 2014 Management Briefing - Environmental Sustainability in the Brewing Sector

Representing the first in our management briefing series looking at the environmental sustainability, Ben Cooper turns his attention to the beer industry.


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24 April 2014

Here's a run-down of some of the top research reports currently available in the just-drinks research store:

US: Pernod Ricard expands, renews distribution tie-ups

24 April 2014

Pernod Ricard is expanding its distribution tie-up in the US with Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) and has renewed a separate deal with Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC).

US: Coca-Cola Co responds as Buffett abstains on exec pay vote

24 April 2014

The Coca-Cola Co has spoken out after its biggest shareholder, Warren Buffett, branded the group's new executive pay plan as “excessive”.

 

just the Facts - Top 10 Australian Wine Export Markets by Volume, Value

Earlier today (16 April) Wine Australia released a report on category exports in the 12 months to the end of March. Here we detail the top 10 markets by volume and value and how they performed:

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Round Up - The Coca-Cola Co

Round Up - The Coca-Cola Co's FY Results

In April, The Coca-Cola Co released its full-year results for 2013. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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Comment - Health Lobby Clouds Alcohol Issue with Cancer Ad

Some years ago I was told that the health lobbyists who had helped deliver England and Wales' smoking ban had switched their attention to scoring a similar 'victory' on alcohol.

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Analysis - Diageo dips in Q3 as China still chokes

“Disappointing” was how one analyst group described Diageo's trading update today. That sentiment has since been reflected on the London Stock Exchange.

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Round Up - Constellation Brands

Round Up - Constellation Brands' FY Results

In April, global wine, beer and spirits maker Constellation Brands released its full-year results for fiscal 2014. Here's the full round-up of just-drinks' coverage.

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just On Call - Vietnam volume slip disappoints Heineken in Q1

24 April 2014

Heineken's CFO has admitted being disappointed at the group's first-quarter performance in one of its key markets, Vietnam, but said the company is still stealing marketshare in the country.

Focus - Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region

24 April 2014

Earlier today Heineken reported a slight rise in first-quarter sales, as a solid performance in its Africa & Middle East and Americas units offset on-going problems in Russia. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the numbers by region:

Focus - Pernod Ricard's YTD Performance by Region, Brand

24 April 2014

Earlier today (24 April), Pernod Ricard released its nine-month sales results. Here is a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand.

just the Facts - Kenwood Vineyards

24 April 2014

Earlier today (24 April), Pernod Ricard announced its intention to acquire Kenwood Vineyards in the US. Here's a look at some facts and figures on Kenwood.

Comment - Health Lobby Clouds Alcohol Issue with Cancer Ad

23 April 2014

Some years ago I was told that the health lobbyists who had helped deliver England and Wales' smoking ban had switched their attention to scoring a similar 'victory' on alcohol.

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 138: Under-Reporting of Alcohol Intake Affects the Relation of Alcohol to the Risk of Cancer

23 April 2014

Epidemiologists are often faced with reported adverse health effects of alcohol among subjects reporting very low levels of consumption, levels that physiologically should not cause diseases such as cancer.

Round-Up - NPD: Fluid Milk Innovation Aims to Reverse Sales Decline

23 April 2014

For a product that has endured more than half a century of consumption declines in the US market alone, fluid milk is behaving surprisingly energetically these days. A flurry of innovation in new cow’s milk products may at last have the potential to revitalise a sector that has been in the doldrums for decades.

Focus - The Nuances of ‘Responsible Drinking’ - SpiritsEurope DG

23 April 2014

For an industry body, passing on the message that consumers may want to buy less of your product may seem suicidal. Yet this is what SpiritsEurope is attempting to do with the concept of 'responsible drinking'.

Comment - Spirits - The Irish Whiskey Association

22 April 2014

Earlier this month, the Irish Whiskey Association came into being. Ian Buxton looks at the category and considers why it is needed and what it will do.

 

Editors Viewpoint - Spirits in China: The Blip is Here to Stay

I'm calling it, people. Today is the day that I feel confident enough to conclude that the China 'crisis' is not a blip.

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