Focus

Focus

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

Focus - The Nuances of ‘Responsible Drinking’ - SpiritsEurope DG

23 April 2014

For an industry body, passing on the message that consumers may want to buy less of your product may seem suicidal. Yet this is what SpiritsEurope is attempting to do with the concept of 'responsible drinking'.

Focus - Diageo's Cube: Producing Spirits on the Move

28 March 2014

While many drinks companies have highlighted Africa as a continent that offers huge potential, the region is not without its well-documented perils and pitfalls. Most notable among these is the logistical challenge of a continent that, broadly speaking, has a weak and under-developed infrastructure.

Focus - Gruppo Campari's FY Performance by Region, Brand

12 March 2014

Earlier today (12 March), Gruppo Campari announced its full-year results, making a recovery after a difficult first half. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the group's results by region and brand:

Focus - Branding in the Craft Beer Industry

10 March 2014

Whilst reports suggest that overall alcohol consumption is declining, it seems the craft beer industry is capitalising on the public’s over-familiarity with mass-market beer brands and instead turning to more innovative flavours of beer, backed by creative branding and marketing campaigns. Stuart Whitwell from Intangible Business surveys the scene.

Focus - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q4 & FY Performance by Region

26 February 2014

Today (26 February) Anheuser-Busch InBev reported a 13% rise in full-year net profits from a single-digit lift in sales. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the world’s biggest brewer’s results by region:

Focus - Treasury Wine Estates' H1 Performance by Region

20 February 2014

Earlier today (20 February), Treasury Wine Estates released its results for the six months to the end of December.

Focus - Carlsberg's Q4 & FY Results by Region, Brand

19 February 2014

Earlier today (19 February), Carlsberg reported a drop in net profits in 2013, on the back of flat sales in the year. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the Danish brewer's results by region and by brand:

Focus - Coca-Cola Co's Q4 & FY Performance by Region

18 February 2014

The Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in full-year profits and sales today (18 February). Here just-drinks takes a look at how each region has performed for the soft drinks giant:

Focus - Coca-Cola Amatil's FY Performance by Region, Sector

18 February 2014

Today (18 February), Coca-Cola Amatil reported its full-year results, revealing an 83% drop in net profits as its packaged food unit, SPC Ardmona, suffered write-downs. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the Sydney-based company's performance in the 12-month period by region and sector.

Focus - Suntory Holdings FY Performance by Category

18 February 2014

Suntory Holdings reported an impressive rise in full-year group profits and sales yesterday (17 February). Here just-drinks take a closer look at the performance of its two drinks-related units:

Focus - Pernod Ricard's H1 performance by region and brand

13 February 2014

Today, Pernod Ricard released its half-year results, which showed single-digit drops in sales and net profits. Here is a closer look at the company's performance by region and by brand.

Focus - Dr Pepper Snapple Group's Q4 & FY Performance by Brand

12 February 2014

Earlier today (12 February), Dr Pepper Snapple Group posted flat full-year profits and sales growth. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by brand.

M&A Watch - The Options Available to Cott Corp

11 February 2014

On the back of weak results in the first nine months of 2013, Cott Corp confirmed last week that it has appointed Credit Suisse to evaluate all strategic options that “would enhance shareholder value". Stefan Kirk, from M&A practitioner Glenboden, examines some of these options, including geographic diversification, consolidation and private equity.

Focus - Diageo's H1 Performance by Region

30 January 2014

Earlier today (30 January), Diageo posted slower sales growth in its fiscal half-year, compared to Q1. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region.

Focus - SABMiller's Q3 Performance by Region

21 January 2014

Earlier today, SABMiller reported a slight rise in third quarter sales and volumes. The group’s performance in emerging markets was encouraging, but volumes in Europe and North America were down. Here just-drinks takes a more in-depth look at the brewer and soft drinks producer's results by region:

Focus - Brown-Forman's H1 Performance by Region, Brand

4 December 2013

Today, Brown-Forman posted a rise in sales and profits in its first-half results, helped by the performance of its whiskey brands. Here just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and brand in the six months to the end of October.

Focus - Britvic's FY Performance by Region and Category

26 November 2013

Today, Britvic posted a rise in sales and profits in its full-year results. Here's a closer look at the company's performance by category and region in the past financial year.

Focus - Gruppo Campari's Q3 & YTD Performance

14 November 2013

Earlier today, Gruppo Campari announced its year-to-date results, making a recovery in its third quarter. Here just-drinks takes a look at the group's results by region and brand:

Focus - Coca-Cola HBC's Q3 & YTD Performance by Region

7 November 2013

Today (7 November), Coca-Cola HBC released its Q3 and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.

Focus - Molson Coors' Q3 & YTD Performance by Region

7 November 2013

Yesterday (6 November), Molson Coors released its Q3 and year-to-date results. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region.

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