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Brazil has suffered from a "weak consumer environment" according to A-B InBev just on Call - Anheuser-Busch InBev still bullish on Brazil 31 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has brushed off a near-flat volume performance in Brazil for Q3, with its CEO claiming it has plenty of plans to counter the country's soft economy.


Boston Beer owns the Angry Orchard hard cider brandjust On Call - US cider on course to triple in ten years - Boston Beer Co CEO 31 Oct 14

Andy Morton

The US hard cider category could triple over the next ten years despite an anticipated slowdown in current growth rates, according to the head of Boston Beer Co.


Anheuser-Busch InBev has seen struggles in Europe and China Focus - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q3 Performance by Region 31 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a rise in nine-month net profits and sales, while Q3 sales and profits were also up despite a slip in volumes. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in its global regions:


Scotch whisky exports slipped 11% in 2013 Comment - Spirits - Has Scotch Whisky Jumped the Shark? 30 Oct 14

Ian Buxton

It may be age, but spirits commentator Ian Buxton is feeling somewhat jaded at the moment. Efforts by some Scotch whisky producers to entice consumers to trade up have left Buxton asking: Is the category at its 'shark-jumping' peak?


Is Coca-Cola CoAnalysis - Germany a Pawn in Coca-Cola Enterprises' deal with Coca-Cola Co 30 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

The 'will they, won't they?' debate over Coca-Cola Enterprises' interest in Coca-Cola Co's German bottling franchise dropped off the radar last year, but the likelihood of a transaction is set to bubble up again in the coming months.


SodaStream has flagged the "radical shift" towards water consumption in the US just on Call - SodaStream to focus on water flavours as US soda sags 30 Oct 14

James Wilmore

SodaStream International is to shift its focus away from soda towards the growing sparkling water market to counteract its struggles in the US, the group's head has revealed.


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