Focus

Focus

A deeper consideration of the issues making the headlines on just-drinks.



"Our strategy in Africa is to grow our beers fast and our spirits faster" - Diageo Africa president John O'Keeffe - Focus 20 Mar 2017

Late last week, Diageo's Africa president John O'Keeffe hosted a conference call with analysts. According to Societe Generale analyst Laurence Whyatt, Africa represents 12% of Diageo's group sales, with around 60% coming from beer, 30% from spirits and 10% from RTDs. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the key themes from the call, as well as analyst reaction.


Brown-Forman YTD 2017 performance by market, brand - results data 7 Mar 2017

Earlier today, Brown-Forman reported a dip in year-to-date sales as profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by market and by brands in the nine months to the end of January. 


Key trends for the wine category in 2017 - Focus 3 Mar 2017

Rounding off Euromonitor's preview of the trends expected to shape 2017 for the alcohol category, senior drinks analyst Spiros Malandrakis finally turns his attention to the wine sector.


Anheuser-Busch InBev FY 2016 by market - results data 2 Mar 2017

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month profits and sales drop as a challenging year in Brazil hampered performance. Here, just-drinks breaks down the brewer's figures for last year by region and global brand.


Arca Continental 2016 by region - results data 27 Feb 2017

Late last week, Arca Continental reported its full-year results, revealing a strong rise in sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Mexico-based company's performance in the 12-month period by region and sector.


Coca-Cola Amatil FY 2016 - results data 22 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on an organic basis increasing by 6%. Here, just-drinks breaks down Coca-Cola Amatil's figures for last year by region.


Key trends for the spirits sector in 2017 - Focus 21 Feb 2017

As Euromonitor continues its look at the trends that are poised to drive the drinks industry in 2017, senior drinks analyst Spiros Malandrakis turns his attention to the spirits category.


Heineken 2012-2016 - results data 17 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Heineken released its full-year results for 2016. The brewer saw its sales in the year rise by almost 5% in organic terms, although profits fell, against a 2015 boosted by a one-off income. Here, just-drinks considers Heineken's performance over the last five years.


Key trends for the alcohol category in 2017 - Focus 17 Feb 2017

What trends can the beer, spirits and wine sectors expect to shape the year ahead? Here, Euromonitor's senior alcoholic drinks analyst, Spiros Malandrakis, previews what 2017 has in store.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group 2012-2016 - results data 16 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its full-year results for 2016. The soft drinks group posted a near-11% jump in net profits for the 12 months, with sales on an organic basis increasing by 4%. Here, just-drinks considers DPSG's performance over the last five years.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group FY 2016 - results data 16 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Dr Pepper Snapple Group released its results for 2016. While net profits in the 12-month period rose by almost 11%, net sales growth was a slightly less impressive 4%. Here, just-drinks breaks down the soft drinks company's figures for last year by segment and brand.


Heineken FY 2016 by region - results data 16 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Heineken was the latest global brewer to release its results for the 12 months of 2016. While sales rose in organic terms, by almost 5%, the bottom line battled with currency headwinds and tough comparatives. Here, just-drinks breaks down Heineken's figures for last year by region.


Molson Coors 2012-2016 - results data 15 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Molson Coors released its full-year results for 2016; the year in which the brewer took full control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. While the transaction has skewed the numbers for last year - full details of which can be found here - the results from the four years prior provide an interesting guide to Molson Coors' longer-term performance.


Treasury Wine Estates H1 2017 by region - results data 15 Feb 2017

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates released its first-half results, with sales in the six months jumping by almost 25% and net profits more than doubling to AUD136.2m. Here, just-drinks reviews the group's performance in the first half of fiscal-2017 on a by-region basis.


The Coca-Cola Co FY 2016 - results data 9 Feb 2017

Today, The Coca-Cola Co reported full-year and Q4 results, with sales in 2016 falling by 5%. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant in the 12 months to the end of December.


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