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We report back from drinks companies' conference calls post-results announcement.



Coca-Cola Europe Partners sets sights on fix for regular Coke 23 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.


Pernod Ricard "very happy" over baijiu miss 6 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard's CFO has welcomed a return to growth for baijiu in China but said he is happy the company had not yet bought into the category.


Pernod Ricard attacks UK health guidelines, issues label warning  6 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has said it may keep new UK health guidelines off its labels and bottles because the company does not agree with them.


More trouble ahead for Travel Retail as pressures combine - Pernod Ricard CFO 6 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard's CFO has forecast another difficult year for global Travel Retail as the channel continues to face pressure from all sides.


Brown-Forman CEO defends Tennessee Fire slide, blames price concerns 1 Sep 2016

Brown-Forman's CEO has blamed consumer price fears for a Q1 double-digits US sales slide on Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.


Diageo brands need "fixing and nurturing" - Treasury Wine Estates CEO 22 Aug 2016

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has said the company has had to "reset" the recently-purchased Diageo wine brands, as it moves to increase margins and move away from loss-leading deals. 


Honey extensions sour Wild Turkey growth - Campari CEO 3 Aug 2016

Gruppo Campari's CEO has warned that Wild Turkey's honey extensions are dragging down performance for the otherwise fast-growing Bourbon brand.


"We are poised" - Molson Coors CEO on MillerCoors buy  3 Aug 2016

The CEO of Molson Coors has said his company has made "substantial progress" on the pending acquisition of SABMiller's stake in joint venture MillerCoors. 


"We continue to be bullish on Brazil" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 1 Aug 2016

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev has said the company remains committed to Brazil, despite continued struggles in the market. 


US cider on course to stabilise - Boston Beer CEO  22 Jul 2016

Boston Beer Co's CEO has said cider trends in the US may stabilise over the year as the impact from hard soda fades away.


"Real beer aficionados" driving Constellation Brands' Ballast Point - CEO 1 Jul 2016

The CEO of Constellation Brands has said craft beer acquisition Ballast Point's strong performance is down to "real beer aficionados" who are looking for a "real beer". 


Remy Cointreau has hit the bottom in China - CEO 10 Jun 2016

Remy Cointreau has bottomed out in China, the company's CEO has said as she predicted improved results in the country for 2017.


Brown-Forman shows faith in Finlandia 9 Jun 2016

The CEO of Brown-Forman has said the company is continuing to invest in Finlandia, a brand that was recently reported to be up for sale.


Brown-Forman CEO dismisses Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Honey slide 9 Jun 2016

Brown-Forman's CEO has defended flavoured whiskey as US figures show the previously-rampant growth for Tennessee Fire and Tennessee Honey fading.


SABMiller CEO issues currency alert as Africa weakens 19 May 2016

SABMiller's CEO has called 2016 "a year to watch" on currency as the company battles ForEx weakness in Africa.


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