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just On Call

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



Remy Cointreau predicts eau de vie price jump as Cognac rebounds 22 Jan 2016

Remy Cointreau's CFO has warned that it "won't be a cheap year" for eau de vie as a revitalised Cognac industry competes for stock.


US$1bn "pretty reasonable" for Ballast Point - Constellation Brands CEO 7 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands' CEO has defended the US$1bn his company paid for craft brewer Ballast Point, saying the price tag was "reasonable" for such a high-growth brand.


Brown-Forman targets non-US growth for Jack Daniel's range - CEO 3 Dec 2015

Brown-Forman's CEO has cooled talk of introducing new flavours to the Jack Daniel's whiskey range, saying the existing extensions "still have a lot of gold to be mined" outside of the US.


Keurig Green Mountain to play around on Kold price - just On Call 19 Nov 2015

Keurig Green Mountain has said it will test different price points for the recently-launched Keurig Kold home-carbonation platform amid concerns it is too expensive. 


Regulatory concerns remain as AB InBev parries US, China questions on SABMiller deal - just On Call 11 Nov 2015

The head of Anheuser-Busch InBev has refused to be drawn on the outcome of global regulatory reviews that could change the shape of his company's recently-confirmed takeover of SABMiller.


MillerCoors hints at value-brand cull - just On Call 6 Nov 2015

MillerCoors may cut SKUs from its value portfolio as fresh investment in premium brand Coors Light finds success.


Molson Coors sells old brewery for new site in Canada - just On Call 6 Nov 2015

Molson Coors is set to build a new brewery in Canada, in order to better meet the needs of a changing market.


Brito admits Bud Light neglect as Anheuser-Busch InBev lines up overhaul - just On Call 2 Nov 2015

The CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlos Brito, has said the company has been “unfair” to Bud Light, and is to give the brand an overhaul following the variant's US market share loss.


Understand the changing consumer - Dr Pepper Snapple CEO - just On Call 23 Oct 2015

Making sure you understand a changing consumer is the key to success, according to Dr Pepper Snapple's president & CEO Larry D Young. 


Coca-Cola Co welcomes possible sugar tax cut in Mexico - just On Call 22 Oct 2015

The Coca-Cola Co has welcomed news that Mexico may cut its sugar tax.


Q1 sparks US recovery hope for Pernod Ricard's Absolut - just On Call 22 Oct 2015

Pernod Ricard has said its Absolut brand is on course to stablise in the US despite continued double-digit sales falls for flavours.


Africa to play 'vital role' in proposed AB InBev SABMiller mega-brewer 7 Oct 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s CEO Carlos Brito has said Africa would play a “vital role” in the future of a combined AB InBev/SABMiller entity.


“New normal” sees Pernod Ricard target premium over prestige in China 2 Sep 2015

The international spirits category in China has embarked on a “new normal”, according to Pernod Ricard, with lower-priced offerings set to drive future growth.


Pernod Ricard keen to stem Absolut US declines 2 Sep 2015

Pernod Ricard has admitted that it needs to improve its marketing of Absolut in the US to connect with Millenial consumers as craft vodka continues to take share.


Heineken integrates cider and beer, targets global growth 1 Sep 2015

Heineken is looking to premiumise the global cider category by incorporating cider production within its existing breweries.


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