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Anheuser-Busch: buying presence in a growing market

Anheuser-Busch's acquisition of Goose Island marks a change in tack for the brewer that has previously focused on bringing its own ales to the market under the Budweiser name. Perhaps sensing that this branding lacked the necessary authenticity with consumers, it has turned to acquiring a brewer in an element of the market that will be vitally important in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2011
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NFC: US mobile network operators lay their cards on the table

The US near field communication (NFC) market has reached a milestone with the official unveiling of Isis, a joint venture mobile payments platform. Google meanwhile has announced that its updated Android operating system will offer full NFC software support. These developments mark a significant shift in the US NFC market, as major players formalize their intentions and lay out future strategies.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010
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CommentWire

FDA: caffeinated alcoholic energy drinks stir controversy in the US

After a year-long review the FDA has issued a warning to manufacturers regarding the safety of caffeine in alcoholic energy drinks. A cloud of controversy has since loomed over the validity of this warning, with accusations that it is a breach of consumer rights. However, steps to defend the beverages are likely to lose out to the regulatory powers of the FDA, resulting in an outright drinks ban.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2010
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CommentWire

Celgene: increased 2010 revenue forecast highlights company's ambition

Celgene has posted an increase in its Q3 and year-to-date sales compared to 2009 figures, which has led the company to raise its own 2010 total revenue forecasts from $3.45 billion to $3.6 billion. The company is expected to grow further out to 2015, as its looks to expand its global market share and product portfolio.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2010
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CommentWire

Hershey: increase in profits for 2009, but future is uncertain

As well as reporting positive results in the final quarter, Hershey has seen both its sales and income increase year-on-year over 2009, and can fairly claim to have performed well of late. However, the recent purchase of Cadbury by Kraft will create stiff competition for Hershey in 2010, and the firm needs to carry its current momentum forward in order to facilitate further growth.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

Pepsi: focus on social media advertising may not be reflected across the market

A long tradition has been broken: Pepsi will focus its Super Bowl marketing activities on online channels in a bid to provide a more interactive brand experience, with its website and a prominent presence on Facebook forming the core of its advertising around the game. Online activity is gathering pace, but it is unclear whether this will become the prime focus for companies in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2010
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CommentWire

China: market liberalization looks set to heighten international interest

In a landmark move, China has taken a step closer to a liberalized financial market by approving a trial launch of stock index futures, margin lending and short selling. These changes in China's notoriously strict regulations allow greater flexibility for investors and financial services companies to gain from the developments of the world's fastest growing major economy.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2010
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CommentWire

US rail freight traffic: slow economic recovery prevents rebound

The US rail freight industry faces a trading environment blunted by a sluggish economic recovery and a weakened automotive sector. Although economic gains in Q3 2009, along with the government's recent car scrappage scheme, have offered hope for a revival of the US freight industry, the expected withdrawal of stimulus packages next year is likely to undermine this recovery.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2009
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CommentWire

Starbucks: new pricing strategy aims to preserve both quality and quantity

In order to combat the current economic downturn, Starbucks has made significant changes to its prices in the US, by lowering the cost of its standard drinks while at the same time raising the prices of its specialty drinks. In doing so, the US coffee giant hopes to maintain both its sales volumes and its premium brand values, and hopefully exit the recession relatively unscathed.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2009
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JDA Software's strong performance highlights the changing dynamics of the tech industry

JDA Software's strong financial performance for Q2 2009 demonstrates that not all technology vendors are in dire straits. Meanwhile, interesting trends are starting to emerge, with revenue mixes expected to shift as increased budgetary pressure reduces maintenance spend and delivery models evolve.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2009

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