The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

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Here are the most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. Comment - How Litigation-Funding Helps Davids Tackle Goliaths in Court

Last month, UK-headquartered soft drinks company Nichols was hit with a legal fine in Pakistan. The PKR1.4m (US$13.8m) payout to its bottling partner in the country, Gul Bottlers, hit Nichols' bottom line hard. The ruling in Gul's favour carried echoes of David beating Goliath. Mark Beaumont, a director at UK-based legal advice provider Annecto Legal, considers the well-established, yet little-known method of funding litigation that could help a slighted minnow chalk up a victory against a bigger partner.

9. just On Call - Molson Coors targets Coors Light Canada woes

Molson Coors has said there is “more work to be done” on Coors Light in Canada despite a slight rally for the brand in the second quarter.

8. Editor's Viewpoint – Ballantine's and the Whisky Emoji

Late last week, Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers division launched an online campaign with its Ballantine's Scotch whisky brand to create a whisky emoji.

7. Analysis - Can Campari's Q2 cheers last the full year?

Gruppo Campari may be toasting its domestic market this week, as Q2 results showed a healthy bounce-back versus Q1, but the US and Germany look like replacing Italy as the flies in the company's ointment.

6. Focus - Coca-Cola HBC's Q2 & H1 Performance by Region

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola HBC released its Q2 and H1 results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.

5. Analysis - The yin and yang of Monster Beverage's fortunes

Monster Beverage Corp has attracted a lot of conflicting viewpoints over the past month. 

4. Editor's Viewpoint - No Starting of Engines for Treasury Wine Estates

With Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co returning to Melbourne with an improved offer for Treasury Wine Estates, and the Australian wine company not slamming the door this time, the future for Treasury looks pretty sealed down.

3. Comment - Will a Change of Colour Give Guinness a Lift?

Diageo revealed its hand this week over its latest bid to boost declining Guinness sales in the US.

2. Comment - Spirits - Beam Suntory's Big White Spaces

It's been three months since Suntory Holdings completed its purchase of Beam Inc. What better time that the summer lull for Richard Woodard to take a long, hard look at just what the Japanese group got for its US$16bn.

1. Comment - Rouble Plunge Heaps Pressure on Travel Retail

It's been almost three years since I first went to the Tax Free World Association exhibition, the premier global Travel Retail event held every October in Cannes. The sun shone, and exhibitors chatted happily about the tremendous growth the Chinese and Russians were bringing to the sector.

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