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Comment - Spirits - Hybrid Spirits: Innovation or Laziness? 21 Aug 14

Richard Woodard

This month, Richard Woodard looks at the NPD trend of blending spirits either together or with another alcoholic segment to create a whole, new sub-category. Is this really innovation at its purest?


Is Treasury Wine Estates still worth US$3.2bn?Editor's Viewpoint - The Race Downhill for Treasury Wine Estates 21 Aug 14

Olly Wehring

Earlier this month, after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and Rhone Capital tabled a joint-bid for Treasury Wine Estates that prompted the wine company to open its books, I posited that the move would not trigger a bidding war.


ItEditor's Viewpoint – Carlsberg Needs Smaller Shoes for Shrinking Russian Footprint 21 Aug 14

Olly Wehring

The struggles go on for Carlsberg who, in its half-year results yesterday, indicated that things in Russia – where it is market leader – look set to get worse before they get better.


Heineken is on course for a tougher second halfAnalysis - Heineken soaks up praise despite H2 clouds 21 Aug 14

Andy Morton

There was a general thumbs up from analysts in the wake of Heineken's H1 results yesterday. But while many praised the brewer's strong volumes increases, there was concern over what may well be a more difficult second half to the year.


CCA hoped to benefit from Coca-Colajust On Call - FIFA effect fizzles out for Coca-Cola Amatil 21 Aug 14

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has admitted that its FIFA World Cup marketing failed to deliver expected sales boosts as consumers in Australia suffer “promotion fatigue”.


just on Call - Treasury Wine Estates eyes US luxury acquisitions - CEO 21 Aug 14

James Wilmore

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has revealed the company would consider acquisitions of luxury wine assets in the US after admitting its portfolio in the segment is “underdeveloped”.


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