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In late-2015, Anheuser-Busch InBev secured the takeover of SABMiller for US$107.3bn. Since then, the brewing giant has lined up several dive...
Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...
Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increase...
A recent study in Denmark tested the hypothesis that alcohol consumption, both observational (self-reported) and estimated by genetic instru...
It's good to be in the bottled water business. According to Canadean, packaged water sales are expected to drive almost all of the net growth in beverage consumption over the next five years in the US, as water continues to gain at the expense of carbonated soft drinks. Premium water could lead the next wave of growth thanks to a wave of recent new product innovation.
On Thursday, Coca-Cola Enterprises will report its results for the first three months of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the soft drinks company's performance in the period:
On Thursday, two US senators sent a letter to the Department of Justice highlighting their concerns over Anheuser-Busch InBev's proposed purchase of SABMiller.
Late last week, Boston Beer Co turned in a disappointing set of first-quarter numbers. Net profits plummeted 49% while sales and volumes in the three months to the end of March were down 5%.
When Constellation Brands announced the purchase of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, analysts purred over the Californian craft brewer's plump margins.
In a trading update earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of March. The top line also grew in the third quarter, by 7%. Here, we look at the 12- and three-month performances by region. All results are on an organic basis.
In his Q1 results announcement yesterday, Coca-Cola Co CEO Muhtar Kent said that the company continues to "transform". A year ago, he described fiscal-2015 as being a "transitional year" for the group.
Following the release of its full-year results yesterday, Remy Cointreau's CFO has thrown down the gauntlet to other Cognac producers operating in the US.
Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported its first-quarter results, with sales and profits both down in the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region, for the first three months of 2016.
Today, Heineken reported a lift in volumes in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:
On Wednesday, Heineken will release its results for the first quarter of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of March
On Wednesday, the Coca-Cola Co will release its results for the first quarter of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of March
Data company Nielsen CGA has released its first market report to compare the US on-trade with the UK's. Here are some of the key takeaways:
In full-year result released today, Remy Cointreau generated net sales of EUR1.05bn (US$1.19bn), achieving reported growth of 9%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance by brand in the fiscal year.
PepsiCo will report its first-quarter results on Monday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's highs and lows in beverages for the three months to the end of March:
For the multinational spirits companies, the US is a market of vital importance. As well as being the world's largest market for spirits in value terms, the country also offers relative reliability, in terms of its economy, its regulatory environment and its consumption trends. Most importantly, the US offers growth.
Last month brought troubling news for US craft brewers. Brewers Association figures showed that the category is slowing down, both for domestic sales and export. Whereas growth in both value and volume has stood around the 30% market in the past few years, in 2015 it dropped by about half.
The US is widely regarded as one of the most important drinks markets in the world. According to a recent note from analysts at Bernstein, it is the single largest spirits market in the world in terms of value. It's also tightly regulated. Here's a basic guide to importing bottled alcoholic beverages into the US, with links to relevant pages on US regulator the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau's (TTB's) website.
There was plenty of optimism around Constellation Brands' full-year results this week - and with good reason. The company hailed a "dynamic" year as net profits jumped by a quarter and sales increased by 8%.
In the second part of this week's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper looks at debate, collaboration and partnership on sustainability objectives, and in particular the challenge of engaging constructively with external stakeholders.
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