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



Pernod Ricard considers forward-shipping as Brexit deadline looms - CEO 30 Aug 2018

The head of Pernod Ricard has called for greater clarity on the future business environment as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.


Optimistic Brown-Forman holds back on price increases as US tariff talks continue 30 Aug 2018

Brown-Forman will wait to push through price increases on its North American exports in case ongoing trade talks successfully roll back new tariffs.


China becomes Carlsberg's number one as Asia continues to excite 20 Aug 2018

China overtook Russia to become Carlsberg's biggest market in the first half of this year, with the brewer expressing an interest in further M&A activity in Asia.


UK sugar tax "in line with our expectations" - Coca-Cola European Partners 10 Aug 2018

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar is enjoying a barnstorming year so far in the UK for Coca-Cola European Partners, the group's head as said, with the country's recently-introduced sugar tax bringing in improved sales in the country.


Beer premiumisation in "infant stages" compared to wine, spirits - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 8 Aug 2018

Brewers should make more of the premiumisation trend in the beer category, which lags far behind wines and spirits, the CEO of Anheuser-Busch has said.


PepsiCo CEO hails Pepsi rescue plan as US sales recover 11 Jul 2018

PepsiCo's North American beverage business is back on track, the company's head has said, after a rescue plan launched last quarter helped revive Pepsi sales.


"Corona Premier has achieved record speed to shelf" – Constellation Brands CEO 2 Jul 2018

The head of Constellation Brands has said recently-launched Corona Premier has exceeded expectations at the company.


Remy Cointreau CEO joins Pernod Ricard in hailing China Cognac health 8 Jun 2018

The head of Remy Cointreau has added her own weight to bullish industry sentiment on China's Cognac category, saying she expects strong growth for the category in the country over the coming year.


Brown-Forman CEO-elect eyes European levers amid EU retaliatory tariff threat 7 Jun 2018

Brown-Forman's incoming CEO has said the company's in-house distribution in the EU should give it "flexibility and control" if Europe invokes retaliatory taxes on American whiskey.


Corona "the number one imported beer brand in China" - Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO 10 May 2018

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has hailed the export success of Corona, as the Mexican beer brand becomes the top-selling imported beer in China.


"Unusual" Q1 won't hamper full-year ambitions - Molson Coors CEO 3 May 2018

Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter has promised his company will deliver on its full-year targets despite an "unusual" Q1 that saw sales and volumes sag.


Craft, speciality and alcohol-free beer provide "solid growth" for Carlsberg - CEO 2 May 2018

The head of Carlsberg has hailed the performance of the group's 'strategic priority' brands, as both its 'craft & speciality' and 'alcohol-free' segments saw strong growth in the first quarter of 2018.


PepsiCo CEO lays ground for North America cola war as Pepsi loses out to Coca-Cola 30 Apr 2018

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has pledged to go "toe-to-toe" with The Coca-Cola Co, as the two soft drinks giants battle over share of North America's cola market.


Sugar tax - "We have got to look forward" - Coca-Cola European Partners CEO Damian Gammell 27 Apr 2018

The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the group must focus on the future, rather than bemoan the recent introduction of the sugar tax in the UK.


The Coca-Cola Co doubles Fuze Tea value after co-ordinated launch - CEO James Quincey 25 Apr 2018

The Coca-Cola Co CEO James Quincey has praised a one-day 'super-launch' for Fuze Tea that has doubled the global value of the brand since the start of this year.


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