just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

By | 10 January 2014

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 - Should Monster Beverage Corp be wary of bright future?

It was a tough 2013 for Monster Beverage Corp as a year of court and regulatory battles saw net profits dip in November's year-to-date results.

9. Editor's Viewpoint - Diageo Buys DeLeon: What a Difference a Name Makes

Even Diageo must have been surprised by the amount of headlines it garnered yesterday.

8. Analysis - Nichols finds early success with stills focus

Back in May, Nichols chairman John Nichols warned that a shift in his firm's focus from carbonates to stills would stymie any chance of full-year growth. It seems his pessimism was misplaced.

7. just On Call - Constellation Brands targets draught with Corona Light launch

The head of Constellation Brands has predicted that Corona Light will spearhead a draught beer sales surge as it rolls out on tap across the US this year.

6. Analysis - The Resurgence of IPOs in the Drinks Sector

The London Stock Exchange recently announced that 2013 was its best year for flotations since 2007, with 105 companies raising a combined GBP15.7bn (US$25.73bn) from initial public offerings (IPOs) in the year. Of these, 43 businesses floated on the Main Market and a further 62 groups listed on AIM.

5. Analysis - Constellation Brands settles in to brewing role

It would have been easy to get carried away with Constellation Brands' third-quarter results yesterday.

4. Analysis - Pernod Ricard Q2/H1 Results

Is the stage set for Pernod Ricard to return to a healthier level of growth this year? One analyst believes so, although another has forecast that the company still has a way to go.

3. Comment - Soft Drinks & Water - Will Shaking the Coca-Cola Bottle Return the Fizz?

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd starts 2014 with a look at the latest attempts by The Coca-Cola Co to reverse declining soda sales in its North American homeland.

2. Analysis - Anheuser-Busch InBev's M&A prospects for 2014

How likely is it that Anheuser-Busch InBev will get out its chequebook in 2014? The brewer completed its US$20bn swoop for Mexico's Grupo Modelo last year, but one analyst believes its thirst for M&A – inside and outside of beer - remains high.

1. Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball: 2014

As his annual preview of the year ahead for the wine world has begun to take on mythical status within the industry, Chris Losh is loathe to tamper with a winning formula. We present, then, Chris's look at what the first six months of 2014 have in store for wine.

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

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