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Focus

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



Why the juice category must get to grips with its lead problem - Focus 23 Jun 2017

Lead is an insidious poison; there is no such thing as a 'safe' level of lead in the blood, and even small amounts can lower IQ and cause behavioural problems. These realities are why lead was removed from gasoline and paint decades ago. But, what about fruit juice? Disturbing new research from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in the US reveals that lead is much more common in foods like fruit juice than consumers may realise. The research gives fruit juice producers something to think about.


Remy Cointreau 2013-2017 - results data 14 Jun 2017

Late last week, Remy Cointreau released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of March rise by 5% on the year-prior, with profits performing well as the group ups its attention on the higher-end of its portfolio. Here, just-drinks considers Remy Cointreau's performance over the past five years.


Diageo's Latin America & Caribbean president Alberto Gavazzi on primary Scotch, Cachaça's comeback and cocktail culture - Focus 13 Jun 2017

Late last week, Diageo's Latin America & Caribbean president Alberto Gavazzi hosted a conference call with analysts. Gavazzi offered some insight into the region's burgeoning Scotch market, as well as plans for Cachaça and the rise of cocktail culture. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at some key points from the call. 


Brown-Forman 2013-2017 - results data 12 Jun 2017

Late last week, Brown-Forman released its full-year results for fiscal-2017. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of April dip by 3% as profits came in down compared to the year-prior, when the bottom-line was boosted by a one-off divestment. Here, just-drinks considers Brown-Forman's performance over the last five years.


Concha y Toro Q1 2017 by region - results data 17 May 2017

Earlier this week, Concha y Toro released results for the first quarter of 2017, showing a plunge in profits and a 3.5% dip sales. Here, just-drinks breaks down Concha's figures for the period on a regional basis.


Gruppo Campari's Q1 2017 results by region, brand - results data 9 May 2017

Today, Gruppo Campari posted a boost in Q1 sales as Aperol and Wild Turkey drove performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's three-month performance by region.


Coca-Cola European Partners Q1 2017 by region - results data 5 May 2017

Yesterday, Coca-Cola European Partners released results for the first three months of 2017, showing flat sales thanks in part to a marked fall in the UK. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region in the three months to the end of March.


Dr Pepper Snapple Group Q1 2017 sales performance - results data 27 Apr 2017

Yesterday, Dr Pepper Snapple Group reported its results for the first three months of 2017. The company saw its sales rise slightly in the first quarter, although profits were hit by the US$1.7bn purchase in November of Bai Brands. Here's a breakdown of DPSG's sales on a by-reporting-segment basis.


Coca-Cola Co Q1 2017 by region - results data 25 Apr 2017

Earlier today, The Coca-Cola Co reported its first-quarter results, with organic sales and volumes growth both flat in the period. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by region and category for the first three months of 2017.


Remy Cointreau FY fiscal-2017 sales performance by brand - results data 19 Apr 2017

In a trading update, released today, Remy Cointreau hailed continued momentum in Asia Pacific in its fiscal-2017, with its Cognac brands also helping to drive growth. Organic sales in the 12 months to the end of March were up by almost 5%, with sales in reported terms rising by 4.2%. Here, we take a closer look at the group's performance by division.


Heineken Q1 2017 by region - results data 19 Apr 2017

Earlier today, Heineken reported a 0.6% increase in sales from the brewer's first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the three months to the end of March by region.


Constellation Brands FY 2017 by category - results data 6 Apr 2017

Earlier today, Constellation Brands reported a double-digit sales lift for fiscal-2017, with last year's Canadian wine sale boosting the bottom line. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's full-year performance by category.


Pernod Ricard on UK price increases, a rebounding Brazil and trouble in Turkey - Focus 30 Mar 2017

Yesterday, the head of Pernod Ricard's Europe, Middle East & Africa operations, Christian Porta, updated analysts on the group's performances in the regions, as well as reviewing Latin America. Here, just-drinks picks out the key themes, with commentary from analysts.


The US craft beer sector 2009-2016 - data 30 Mar 2017

Earlier this week, US trade body the Brewers Association released its craft beer volumes and sales figures in the country for 2016. Here, just-drinks provides an overview of the craft beer sector in the US over the past few years.


E&J Gallo Winery's vineyard footprint in California - The map 29 Mar 2017

Last week, E&J Gallo Winery increased its presence in its home state of California, when it lined up the acquisition of Stagecoach Vineyard in Napa Valley.


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