Focus

Focus

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



Where has Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits gone wrong? - Focus 7 Sep 2018

Earlier this week, Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits confirmed it is considering selling off some brands in a bid to reduce costs. At the same time, the group revised its full-year earnings outlook downwards, which it now expects to come in between -EUR20m to -EUR25m.


Lagunitas - the US brewery that wants to infect Heineken - Focus 15 Aug 2018

Ask Tony Magee, the founder of Heineken's Californian craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Co, about the relationship his company has with the global brewer and he'll tell you: "We are trying to infect them with our thinking."


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - June 2018 3 Jul 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during June.


Middle-class Millennials, working with Tencent and using Big Data – Pernod Ricard's operations in China - Focus 12 Jun 2018

Last week, Pernod Ricard hosted analysts, journalists and investors at its latest Capital Market Day, in China. The company outlined its ambition to double the size of the imported spirits sector in the country by 2025.


Pernod Ricard Capital Market Day 2018 - Asia overview - Focus 11 Jun 2018

Last week, analysts, journalists and investors from around the world travelled to Shenzhen in China for Pernod Ricard's Capital Market Day. The group's management was keen to show why Asia is a "key engine" for growth and why China, in particular, remains an exciting prospect.


FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - May 2018 8 Jun 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during May.


Brown-Forman fiscal-2018 - results data 6 Jun 2018

In early-June, Brown-Forman reported results for its fiscal-2018. The group saw sales in the 12 months to the end of April rise by 6%, with fourth-quarter sales increasing by 5%. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's sales performance in the 12-month period.


How did the alcoholic drinks sectors fare in 2018? - Analysis 17 May 2018

As Euromonitor's latest annual research approaches completion, 2017 is starting to look like it was a vintage year. The alcoholic drinks industry's global volume growth might not appear positively intoxicating at first glance but, at 1%, this is actually its strongest performance in half a decade.


Campari Group Q1 2018 - results data 8 May 2018

In early-May, Campari Group reported its results for the first quarter of 2018. Here, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of March.


Molson Coors Q1 2018 - results data 2 May 2018

In early-May, Molson Coors reported its results for the first three months of 2018. The brewer saw sales in the three months slide by just over 7% on a 3% decline in volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the quarter.


Carlsberg Q1 2018 - results data 1 May 2018

On 1 May, Carlsberg released its results for the first quarter of 2018. The brewer's sales in the three months to the end of March rose by 2% on the corresponding period a year earlier, on flat volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the quarter.


Coca-Cola European Partners Q1 2018 - results data 27 Apr 2018

Late yesterday, Coca-Cola European Partners released its results for the first quarter of 2018. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the three-months to the end of March.


The Coca-Cola Co Q1 2018 - results data 24 Apr 2018

In April, The Coca-Cola Co released its results for the first three months of 2018. The group saw its sales on an organic basis rise by 5% on the corresponding period last year, with volumes increasing by 3%. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's performance in the first quarter of 2018, in greater detail.


Remy Cointreau fiscal-2018 - results data 18 Apr 2018

In mid-April, Remy Cointreau reported its sales performance in the 12 months to the end of March. A healthy fourth quarter contributes to a 7.2% sales lift in the fiscal-year. Here, just-drinks looks at Remy's fiscal-2018 in greater detail.


The story of NFC - How near-field communication technology is changing alcohol marketing - Focus 27 Mar 2018

In 2014, Diageo, the world’s biggest multi-category spirits producer, sent out a call to the world's growing pool of start-up tech companies. The Johnnie Waker and Smirnoff owner was offering a US$100,000 prize for disruptive innovations that could, as Diageo said at the time, solve no less than "our biggest business challenges".


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