just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

By | 19 April 2013

The most popular items among just-drinks subscribers this week

The most popular items among just-drinks' subscribers this week

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

10. Analysis - Hine sale to spark "significant interest"

The sale of Cognac house Hine is likely to generate "significant interest" in the industry, according to an analyst. 

9. just On Call - PepsiCo treads carefully on CSD price - CEO

PepsiCo's CEO, Indra Nooyi, has said she intends to deal with pricing strategies on CSDs “very carefully” ahead of a sweetener innovation the company claims will reinvent the category.

8. Analysis - Diageo stays solid after North America boost

Diageo's prospects remain strong after a solid Q3 performance in North America and a better than expected showing in Western Europe, according to analysts.

7. just the Facts - SABMiller FY Sales, Volumes

Earlier today (18 April), SABMiller released a full-year trading update, reporting a 7% rise in organic group sales. Here, just-drinks take a more detailed look at sales performance by region:

6. Analysis - PepsiCo off pace as The Coca-Cola Co sparkles

Concerns about PepsiCo's beverage business remain, an analyst has warned, as Q1 volumes lagged rival The Coca-Cola Co.

5. Analysis - Coca-Cola Co's foreign bottlers in line for US entry

The Coca-Cola Co's refranchising moves could lead to foreign bottlers such as Coca-Cola FEMSA and Arca entering the US market, an analyst has said.

4. April 2013 Management Briefing - Industry Engagement on Alcohol Harm & Responsible Consumption

This month's management briefing looks at the alcoholic drinks industry's attempts to reduce alcohol harm and promote responsible consumption.

3. The just-drinks interview - Tim Matz, MD of Accolade Wines North America - Part II

Last week we ran the first part of just-drinks' exclusive interview with the MD of Accolade Wines' North American division, Tim Matz. In this second and final part, Matz discusses innovation, healthy wines and the pros and cons of working for a private equity firm.

2. just Five Years Ago: Beam keeps powder dry after losing race for Absolut

It was five years ago this week that Beam Global Spirits & Wine – as Beam Inc was then known – started to come to terms with Pernod Ricard's last-minute grab of takeover target Vin & Sprit and the Absolut vodka brand at the end of March, 2008.

1. Analysis - CL Financial woes behind Burn Stewart Distillers sale?

Today's sale of Burn Stewart Distillers to Distell may be a “vote of confidence” in the Scotch whisky industry. But it is also a symbol of the continued fallout from the near collapse of Burn Stewart's Caribbean owner, CL Financial.

Sectors: Beer & cider, Soft drinks, Spirits, Water, Wine

Companies: PepsiCo, Diageo, Coca-Cola Co, SABMiller, Absolut, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Beam Global, Pernod, Ricard, Distell

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