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



Campari Group moves GlenGrant up the value chain, limits younger whisky sales 6 Mar 2019

Campari Group's GlenGrant Scotch whisky brand is in a period of "transition", according to the company, as it chases higher-value older age statement releases.


Coca-Cola Amatil eyes turnaround in Indonesia 22 Feb 2019

Executives at Coca-Cola Amatil have said the company remains positive around progress in Indonesia, despite economic factors dragging on full-year 2018 performance in the market.


Treasury Wine Estates to acquire French supply, production assets, sets sights on boosting brands in China 15 Feb 2019

Treasury Wine Estates is in negotiations to purchase wine production and supply facilities in France, as the group looks to expand sourcing capabilities to capitalise on the Chinese market.


"We are not unduly concerned by Brexit" - Molson Coors Europe CEO  13 Feb 2019

The president & CEO of Molson Coors Europe has said the company is not expecting the UK's departure from the European Union to cause excessive disruption.


Cannabis drinks in Canada - "We'll be in a ready-to-go position" - Molson Coors CEO 1 Nov 2018

The CEO of Molson Coors has given more details about the company's cannabis play in Canada.


Coca-Cola European Partners targets fresh growth with foodservice focus, German beer JV 26 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners is upping its focus on the foodservice channel as it looks to tap into higher profitability from out-of-home consumption.


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.


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