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A-B InBev and its SABMiller divestments - Focus

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...

SABMiller in Cent'l & E Europe - What is for sale?

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced the intended sale of SABMiller's total presence in Central and Eastern Europe. Here's a breakd...

Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q1 results by brand

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) reported a lift in sales and profits for the first quarter of 2016, as prices and volumes increase...

ISFAR Critique 185 - alcohol and the heart

A recent study in Denmark tested the hypothesis that alcohol consumption, both observational (self-reported) and estimated by genetic instru...


Premiumisation comes to the bottled water segment - NPD round-up 28 Apr 2016

Tom Vierhile, Innovation Insights Director at Canadean

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. 


Coca-Cola Enterprises Q1 2016 results - Preview 27 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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: 


The danger to craft from US wholesaler consolidation - Analysis 25 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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.  


Should Boston Beer Co put up the 'For Sale' sign? - Analysis 25 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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%.


The global tailwinds behind brand Heineken - Analysis 21 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

When Constellation Brands announced the purchase of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, analysts purred over the Californian craft brewer's plump margins. 


SABMiller's full-year sales performance by region - Focus 21 Apr 2016

Olly Wehring

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.


Transform? Transition? 2016 is a crucial year for Coca-Cola Co - Analysis 21 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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.


The fight is on for Cognac in the US - Analysis 20 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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. 


Coca-Cola Co Q1 results by region - Focus 20 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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.


Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region - Focus 20 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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:


Heineken's Q1 2016 results - Preview 19 Apr 2016

Olly Wehring

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


The Coca-Cola Co's Q1 2016 results - Preview 19 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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


How does the on-trade in the UK and US compare? - Nielsen figures - Focus 19 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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:


Remy Cointreau's FY performance by brand - Focus 19 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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's Q1 results - Preview 14 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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:


Spirits in the US - How are the big players performing? - Analysis 12 Apr 2016

Olly Wehring

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.


Will private equity cause the craft beer 'reckoning'? - Analysis 11 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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. 


What you need to know about importing bottled alcohol into the US - TTB 11 Apr 2016

Lucy Britner

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.


Is there US trouble ahead for Constellation Brands' Mexican beers? - Analysis 8 Apr 2016

Andy Morton

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%.


Stop. Collaborate and listen – Sustainability Spotlight 8 Apr 2016

Ben Cooper

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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