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In the Spotlight - Hansen Natural's Monster success 6 Aug 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Monster Energy drink producer Hansen Natural largely continued its love affair with analysts and investors this week after reporting strong sales momentum and plans to launch in new markets.


In the Spotlight – Danone stake sale to Huiyuan Juice Group 30 Jul 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in Huiyuan Juice Group rose by 8% on Thursday (29 July) – the most in almost two months – after Groupe Danone agreed to sell its stake in the firm to Hong-Kong-based private equity firm SAIF Partners.


In the Spotlight – Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo in Q2 23 Jul 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co rose this week as the two soft drinks giants released their second-quarter results.


In the Spotlight – The Chinese Economy 16 Jul 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

China has largely navigated its way through the global economic crisis and multinational drinks firms are increasingly reliant on the country for growth, which is why a sign of weakness in the country’s second fiscal quarter has left investors a little unnerved.


In the Spotlight – Cott Corp's Cliffstar takeover 9 Jul 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Investors and analysts offered praise indeed for Cott Corp this week as shares rallied on news of the firm snapping up privately-owned juice maker Cliffstar Corp.


In the Spotlight – Constellation Brands 2 Jul 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

An unconvinced market saw Constellation Brand’s share price fall yesterday (1 July) as analysts voiced their disappointment at the firm’s first-quarter results. Michelle Russell examines the fallout.


In the Spotlight – Dr Pepper Snapple Group 11 Jun 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group have been under pressure following its long-awaited licensing deal with The Coca-Cola Co, but many analysts think the group has reason to be cheerful. Michelle Russell examines market reaction to this week's agreement.


In the Spotlight – Jones Soda 4 Jun 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Jones Soda saw its share price hit dizzy heights last week following the announcement of a pact with US retail giant Wal-Mart. Michelle Russell takes a look at the market reaction to a company that earlier this year looked down and out.


In the Spotlight – Foster's Group 28 May 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Foster's shares leapt nearly 10% on Wednesday (26 May) on speculation that, minus its troubled wines business, it may now become the subject of a takeover bid.


In the Spotlight - Carlsberg's Q1 14 May 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in Danish brewer Carlsberg rose 3% on Tuesday (11 May) as the firm reported first-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates. The brewer also stood firm on its forecast of a strong profits rise in 2010, despite seeing first quarter sales damaged by a three-fold tax rise on beer in Russia.


In the Spotlight – Pernod Ricard Q3 30 Apr 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard increased 2.43% to EUR64.52 (US$85.40) yesterday (29 April) as the firm raised its profit guidance on the back of a rebound in third-quarter sales.


In the Spotlight – Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo in Q1 23 Apr 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in soft drinks rivals PepsiCo and The Coca-Cola Co were down this week as the firm’s released their first-quarter results, both showing signs of a struggle in their domestic market. While PepsiCo reported an increase in net profits for the quarter, the market unfortunately did not see fit to reward the company by bidding-up shares.


In the Spotlight – LVMH and the luxury rebound 16 Apr 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) saw its share price rise by 3% this week to around EUR91.5 (US$123.5), as Champagne and Cognac sales regained their fizz.


In the Spotlight – US soft drinks tax 9 Apr 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

As several US states look to tax regular soft drinks, we take a look at the reaction to the proposals in the industry and media.


In the Spotlight - Premium beer tussle in S Africa 29 Mar 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

As Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer last week hailed the opening of the firm's brewery with Diageo in South Africa as “a victory for consumer choice”, it is clear that a new battle for supremacy has begun in a country currently dominated by SABMiller.


In the Spotlight – Coca-Cola Co's Malaysian adventure 18 Mar 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

The Coca-Cola Co this week began construction of a bottling plant in Malaysia in the first step of a MYR1bn (US$285m) investment in the country over the next five years.


In the Spotlight – Reed's Inc, Jones Soda 12 Mar 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

The challenging economic environment combined with Jones Soda’s current capitalisation has made it extremely difficult for the firm to continue to operate on a standalone basis. Michelle Russell looks at reaction to the group's merger deal with Reed's.


In the Spotlight – Anheuser-Busch InBev 5 Mar 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Shares in Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, fell by as much as 4% in early trading yesterday (4 March) as the firm’s full-year profits fell short of analyst estimates.


In the Spotlight - The Coca-Cola Co, CCE deal 26 Feb 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Coca-Cola Co's $12bn deal to acquire the North American operations of Coca-Cola Enterprises has dominated business news headlines in the last 24 hours. Here, just-drinks digests the market reaction.


In the Spotlight - Diageo gives Government a taxing headache 12 Feb 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh has fired another warning shot across the bows of the UK Treasury, insisting that high tax rates could force the drinks giant to relocate. just-drinks examines the fallout.


In the spotlight – Pepsi Bottling Group 5 Feb 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

The largest bottler of PepsiCo beverages, Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG), this week released its full-year results, likely the last for the firm as an independent company. Michelle Russell examines the market reaction.


In the Spotlight - Analysts fizzing over Britvic, AG Barr 29 Jan 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

It’s been a good week on the UK soft drinks market as Irn-Bru maker AG Barr and Tango and Robinsons maker Britvic both reported trading ahead of expectations, writes Michelle Russell.


In the Spotlight – soft drink taxes 22 Jan 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

The debate over a possible tax on sugar sweetened beverages has reared its head again this week after New York Governor David Paterson raised the proposal for the second time in 12 months. Michelle Russell examines the debate.


In the Spotlight - Heineken swallows FEMSA 15 Jan 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Heineken surprised many observers with the timing and swiftness of its deal to acquire FEMSA Cerveza, announced this week. Here's what analysts and other media have been saying about the deal.


In the Spotlight - Constellation Brands Q3 8 Jan 2010

Column: In the Spotlight

Constellation Brands, the world's largest wine firm, saw third quarter results beat analysts' expectations yesterday (7 January), but investors remained concerned by the slide in profits and sales.


In the Spotlight – Constellation, Modelo dispute brews 18 Dec 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Constellation Brands stock fell as much as 7% on Wednesday (16 December) as news broke of a legal battle with joint venture partner Grupo Modelo. Michelle Russell looks at the early fallout.


In the Spotlight - Brown-Forman 11 Dec 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Jack Daniel’s whiskey owner Brown-Forman lifted its full-year profits guidance on Tuesday (8 December), exceeding expectations and moving analysts to raise their fair value estimate on the firm. Michelle Russell examines the results and market reaction.


In the Spotlight - Gaymer on for C&C Group 4 Dec 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Irish drinks company C&C Group saw its share price jump nearly 9% this week following the announcement it has agreed to purchase the UK cider assets of Constellation Brands. Michelle Russell looks at what the market is saying about the deal.


In the Spotlight – Britvic 27 Nov 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Britvic, the UK's biggest soft drinks group, set tongues wagging this week following news that it plans to raise US$250m in a private placement, leading analysts to believe the J2O maker is almost certainly on the acquisition trail.


In the Spotlight – SABMiller H1 20 Nov 2009

Column: In the Spotlight

Analysts and investors raised a toast to SABMiller’s half-year results yesterday (19 November), despite a 26% drop in pre-tax profits, reports Michelle Russell.

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