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Diageo suffered in some emerging market, but its high-end "reserve" brands are performing well Focus - Diageo's FY Performance by Region, Brand 31 Jul 14

James Wilmore

Today, Diageo reported a drop in full-year profits and sales as problems in emerging markets took their toll. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:


Budweiser was the sole alcohol sponsor of the World CupFocus - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q2 & H1 Performance by Region 31 Jul 14

Andy Morton

Today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a rise in first-half group sales and net profits. Here just-drinks takes a look at the brewer's performance in its global markets:


Sustainability in Drinks - A Changing Wine Landscape 30 Jul 14

Ben Cooper

The news this month that Castel has seen its wine operations in Ethiopia bear fruit suggests that the effects of climate change are already taking hold in the wine industry. Ben Cooper investigates.


Analysis - Innovation offers growth for wine as millenials step up 30 Jul 14

Olly Wehring

While much is made in the global wine industry of the importance of emerging markets, a recent report has warned that growth is still available in the more mature markets for those willing to innovate - be it in wine styles, marketing or distribution.


C&C started sponsoring Celtic through its Magners brand last yearComment - Will Celtic Cider Ban Strip Shirt From C&C Group's Back? 30 Jul 14

Andy Morton

It's only been a matter of weeks since the FIFA World Cup ended, but already it seems that the goals, the glories and the glut of tournament-themed advertising are fading in the memory.


Will Molson Coors eventually get 100% control of MillerCoors? Analysis - Does Molson Coors CEO's exit affect Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller mega-merger prospects? 30 Jul 14

James Wilmore

Can anything be read into Peter Swinburn's decision to step down as Molson Coors' CEO in relation to a merger between SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev?


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