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Analysis – SABMiller faces Colombia challenge

With markets as varied as SABMiller's, there's always going to be a few bad eggs in quarterly results. Yesterday's first-half statement was...

just on Call - A-B InBev still bullish on Brazil

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 counte...

Coca-Cola FEMSA cuts 1,300 jobs as soda tax bites

Coca-Cola FEMSA has had to cut around 1,300 jobs as its copes with Mexico's new soda tax, but volumes are not being as badly affected as pre...

Brazil could have been worse - Coca-Cola Co CEO

The head of Coca-Cola Co has defended his company's performance in Brazil after a major World Cup sponsorship investment failed to lift Q2 v...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean 28 May 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (28 May), Diageo announced that it will buy the Ypióca cachaça brand in Brazil from Ypióca Agroindustrial Limitada for BRL900m (US$453.9m). As part of its press material, the company issued a short interview with the president of its Latin America and Caribbean operations, Randy Millian, in which he discussed the purchase.

just the Answer - Casa Pedro Domecq 6 Sep 2010

Olly Wehring

This month's just the Answer sees us interview the international marketing director, Pernod Ricard's Mexico unit, Casa Pedro Domecq, Michael Kaller, and the executive director of Casa Pedro Domecq International, Olivier Fages.

Latest News

Concha Y Toro YTD profits, sales up 2 Dec 2014

James Wilmore

Concha Y Toro, the Chilean wine producer, has reported a jump in nine-month net profits and sales, but volumes suffered in Q3.

SABMiller returns to Brazil with Petropolis tie-up 24 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

SABMiller has confirmed that it has secured a distribution deal in Brazil for several of its international brands with the country's largest independent brewer, Grupo Petropolis.

Diageo opens Colombia airport store 20 Nov 2014

Andy Morton

Diageo has launched a store exclusively for its own brands in Colombia's main international airport.

CCU to launch in Colombia beer market 11 Nov 2014

James Wilmore

CCU, the Chilean drinks firm, is set to launch into the Colombian beer market after signing a joint-venture deal with private conglomerate Postobón.

just a Look Around - Bacardi Distillery 4 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Last weekend, just-drinks travelled to Puerto Rico with Bacardi. While there, we were taken on a tour of the company's rum distillery - the world's largest - at Cantaño on the island.

“Absolutely no question” of Bacardi return to Cuba 3 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

The president of Bacardi has reiterated the company's intention to return to its native Cuba once the US embargo of the country is lifted.

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