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July 19, 2013

just For Subscribers – The week in drinks

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

By Jason Ingle

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

10. just the Facts – SABMiller in Asia Pacific

SABMiller presented its current thoughts on its Asia-Pacific unit at a seminar in London yesterday (17 July). Here, just drinks takes a closer look at the company’s businesses in the region: 

9. just On Call – Coca-Cola Co CEO claims Q2 results an “anomaly”

The head of Coca-Cola Co has argued that the group’s second quarter performance is an “anomaly” caused by a combination of uncontrollable factors and not a “systemic” issue. 

8. Analysis – Remy Cointreau turnaround to take longer then expected

The hangover for Remy Cointreau in China is set to last longer than one analyst had expected, with the company maintaining that Chinese New Year in 2014 will be “key”.

7. just the Facts – The Coca-Cola Co’s Q2 & H1 performance by region

Earlier today, the Coca-Cola Co reported a drop in first-half profits and sales, blaming the weather in many of its key regions for its performance. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company’s performance by global region: 

6. Comment – Spirits – (Burrough’s) Reserve the Right to Innovate

The most unexpected new product in the white spirits world so far this year has to be Burrough’s Reserve, a sipping gin from Pernod Ricard’s team at Beefeater. Chris Mercer looks at the launch of the new product, and what it says for the broader area of innovation in spirits.

5. Comment – Spirits – Waste Products: What to Do with Them?

This month, Ian Buxton looks at attempts to increase environmental sustainability by Scotland’s distillers, through the waste that they generate.

4. Analysis – Grupo Modelo, Heineken to lose volumes to Mexico craft sector

Grupo Modelo and Heineken are likely to lose “modest” volumes to craft brewers in Mexico after the opening up of the country’s beer market, but the two global brewers will see some “net positive”, according to an analyst.

3. just on Call – Treasury Wine Estates boss talks up US opportunity after write-down plan

The head of Treasury Wine Estates has faced down criticism over the company’s move to destroy AUD35m worth of old US stock, maintaining that the group has to maintain a presence in the world’s biggest wine market.

2. Analysis – Pernod Ricard misbalance could be righted by Beam Inc, Brown-Forman

Pernod Ricard is on the cusp of entering a “rebalancing phase” for both its geographical footprint and its portfolio, with Beam Inc and Brown-Forman being touted by one analyst as good targets for the firm.

1. Comment – Wehring’s Way – Treasury Wine Estates’ US$145m Question

Yesterday’s announcement that Treasury Wine Estates is set to take a US$145m hit as it clears out excess stock in the US prompted an inevitable kicking from most angles for the company.

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