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Choosing between beer & spirits in 2019, my drinks stock of the year and activist investors - The just-drinks Analyst

24 Jan 2019

Our resident analyst is back, in 2019! Ian Shackleton will share with us his investor perspective on the drinks industry throughout the year. This month's take sees Ian picking a favourite between beer and spirits, announcing his 'Stock to Watch' of 2019 and warning of the disruptive effects on a company from an activist investor.

The end of the Anheuser-Busch InBev affair, the sale of Diageo's tail and the success of C&C Group in 2018 - The just-drinks Analyst

28 Nov 2018

Ian Shackleton is about to put the lid on his 2018, but not before, in his guise as just-drinks' resident analyst, he ponders the investor view of Anheuser-Busch InBev, Diageo and his tip at the start of this year, C&C Group.

Heineken brings UK production in-market as Brexit looms - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

1 Nov 2018

Heineken has confirmed to just-drinks that it has moved some UK production of its namesake lager into the country, ahead of next year's departure from the European Union.

C&C Group ready for third-party packaging boost post-Brexit - results

26 Oct 2018

Ireland-based C&C Group could benefit from the UK's departure from the European Union by packaging and brewing third-party brands at its UK facilities, its CEO has suggested.

C&C Group signs Tennent's deal with Scottish Rugby

21 Jun 2018

C&C Group has extended its Tennent’s Lager sponsorship of Scottish Rugby.

C&C Group launches Magners campaign as Irish overhaul begins

21 May 2018

C&C Group is following through on a pledge to bolster the Irish identity of its Magners cider brand in a new UK campaign that encourages consumers to "Think 100% Irish".

C&C Group brings back ex-Matthew Clark CEO for new role

18 May 2018

C&C Group continues to return familiar faces to the former Conviviality Group in the UK, appointing Steve Thomson as Matthew Clark executive chairman.

C&C Group down again in fiscal-2018, upbeat on strategic changes - results

16 May 2018

C&C Group has reported its second successive year of sales declines, with fiscal-2018 proving "challenging" in its main markets.

C&C Group puts focus on Tennent's Lager heritage with new cans

8 May 2018

C&C Group is bringing heritage cues to its Scottish Tennent’s Lager with new cans that detail the beer's 130-year history and German inspiration.

C&C Group replaces Halewood Wines & Spirits as UK & Ireland's Tsingtao distributor

3 May 2018

C&C Group has secured the UK & Ireland distribution rights to Tsingtao after the Chinese beer brand parted company with Halewood Wines & Spirits.

C&C Group aids Scottish retailers ahead of Minimum Unit Pricing deadline

26 Apr 2018

C&C Group is delivering information packs to Scottish alcohol retailers ahead of the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing next week.

Accolade Wines and Conviviality - The best and the worst of wine? - Comment

9 Apr 2018

A supernova of activity, relatively speaking, in the wine industry last week has sent our wine commentator, Chris Losh, into a literary tailspin. Accolade Wines and Conviviality are to blame.

C&C Group begins Conviviality carve-up with Matthew Clark, Bibendum purchase

4 Apr 2018

C&C Group has confirmed its acquisition of Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB, two UK alcohol distribution units from the failed Conviviality group that applied for administration last week.

The clouds surrounding Conviviality, The Coca-Cola Co's booze move and Pernod Ricard's spirited performance - The just-drinks Analyst

27 Mar 2018

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian turns his attention to the saga at Conviviality, the possibility of the Coca-Cola system venturing into alcohol and tells us why Pernod Ricard makes him feel all warm and fuzzy.

Heineken ramps up pressure on C&C Group in Ireland with cider launch

27 Mar 2018

Heineken has confirmed it is to launch a new cider in Ireland as it continues to spar with the country's category leader, C&C Group's Bulmers.

Anheuser-Busch InBev deal gives fiscal-2018 boost to C&C Group cider volumes - trading update

13 Mar 2018

A distribution deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev has helped turn around C&C Group’s UK cider volumes, but the company continues to struggle in Ireland.

C&C Group lines up UK festivals sponsorship for Magners

5 Mar 2018

C&C Group has announced a partnership between its Magners Irish Cider brand and UK festivals organiser Global.

Alcohol's ethical quandary, Pernod Ricard's time in the spotlight and a drinks stock update - The just-drinks Analyst

1 Mar 2018

just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his monthly look at the drinks industry from an investor's point of view. And, he's just in time for results season.

C&C Group takes back US cider distribution from Pabst Brewing Co

20 Feb 2018

C&C Group has exited a US distribution deal with Pabst Brewing Co and will retake control of its cider brands in the country.

C&C Group the one to watch in 2018, too many analysts and not enough research and finding a favourite between beer and spirits - The just-drinks Analyst

1 Feb 2018

Starting the year as he means to go on, just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, considers where we should put our investment spend in 2018. Ian also looks at how the analyst community is reacting to the introduction of MiFiD II and explains the reasons behind his favourite drinks category.

C&C Group expands Magners Dark Fruit launch to England

12 Dec 2017

C&C Group is ramping up the UK launch of Magners Dark Fruit after rolling it out in England for the first time last month.

The Irish connection - How C&C Group plans to rescue Magners - Focus

23 Nov 2017

In the world of mass-market cider, geography has become a valuable marketing tool. Of the major brands on sale in the UK, Heineken's Old Mout claims New Zealand heritage, Strongbow English, while both Rekorderlig and Kopperberg play heavily on their Scandinavian roots. Now, C&C Group is looking differentiate itself in the UK's cut-throat cider market by bolstering the Irish credentials of its Magners brand.

C&C Group backs minimum unit pricing in Ireland as legislation stalls

9 Nov 2017

C&C Group has reiterated its support for minimum unit pricing in Ireland as authorities in the country put the brakes on the measure over cross-border trade fears.

C&C Group hands permanent post to interim CFO Jonathan Solesbury

8 Nov 2017

C&C Group has said its interim CFO Jonathan Solesbury will take the job on a permanent basis.

Currency headwinds continue to hamper C&C Group in H1 2018 - results

26 Oct 2017

C&C Group has blamed currency headwinds and a revised distribution arrangement on a fall in sales and profits during the first half of fiscal-2018.

Why analysts are going ga-ga over Diageo, Heineken's & C&C Group's on-premise plays and why you need just-drinks - The just-drinks analyst

14 Sep 2017

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts on the attractions of vertical integration in UK beer and pubs, and a warning that financial regulatory change will dramatically change corporate communications – and increase the value of just-drinks.

C&C Group to buy Admiral Taverns stake in takeover move

4 Sep 2017

C&C Group has lined up the purchase of a 47% holding in Admiral Taverns as part of a takeover of the UK pub operator.

C&C Group strikes home-delivery deal for special-edition Magners packs

24 Aug 2017

C&C Group has partnered with a home-delivery service for the first time to deliver limited-edition Magners packs to consumers in the UK.

C&C Group names former SABMiller finance director Jonathan Solesbury interim CFO

1 Aug 2017

C&C Group has appointed Jonathan Solesbury to the role of interim group chief financial officer.

How to grow organically, results season approaches and how my stock is faring - The just-drinks analyst

12 Jul 2017

This month, our former beverage analyst Ian Shackleton considers how best to grow your top-line, considers that the next round of results will throw up and looks at how his stock picks have performed so far.

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