Opinion on Beer, Cider and FABs

Published within

« | ... | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | » »|

Type Product title / description Pub Price
CommentWire
CommentWire

Convenience retail: alcohol on the forecourt equals money in the bank

Although UK on-trade drinks sales are destined to falter, with a smoking ban on the horizon and consumer spending slowing down, there is an opportunity for forecourt retailers to exploit the growing off-trade industry. Both petrol stations and drinks makers would thus benefit from looking into increasing forecourt alcohol sales.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

InBev: bringing Beck's to Poland

In teaming up to bring Beck's to Poland, InBev and PepsiAmericas have formed an alliance that will benefit from the combined strengths of the Beck's brand and PepsiAmericas' distribution power. Furthermore, the move should safely position InBev to make its overdue entry into the emerging Polish market.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

US spirits market: fashion victim or trendsetter?

Merrill Lynch has warned that the impressive growth in the US spirits market could be founded upon "cyclical", short term movements in demand. Yet such shifts are intrinsic to this image-orientated sector and could be indicative of a wider trend towards consumer experimentation.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Greene King: a purchase riddled with potential

Although Greene King's purchase of Ridley's strengthens its position as both a UK brewer and pub owner, the two activities may not prove complementary in the longer term. Indeed, achieving the brewing units' full growth potential will require investments that a company the size of Greene King can scarcely afford.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Diageo: high spirits despite testing times

Despite the challenging environment in Europe and the fact that its biggest competitors are to join forces, Diageo has a strategy in place to maintain its lead in the industry. Primarily, this involves capitalizing on the premiumization trend by introducing price increases, which could prove the perfect tonic to counter the growing threat of private label competition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

SABMiller: putting its house in order

SABMiller hopes to boost Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urqell, Peroni and Castle sales in the UK by creating a new company that will focus exclusively on these four premium beers. The beverages have the right flavor profile to succeed - and UK premium lager sales are growing - but the market is so competitive that SABMiller may still find it hard to make headway on its own.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New drinks review: ice cool in the heat

The trend for Omega-3 enhanced products sees no sign of abating, with a number of new drinks launches tracked by Productscan Online this month containing the substance. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola has come up with a novel claim about its latest iced tea, which apparently provides the consumer with an intriguing cooling sensation - perfect for the summer then!

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Anheuser-Busch: sluggish beer sales seek a caffeine hit

Anheuser-Busch has taken a fresh slant on product development with the launch of a new energy-packed malt alternative to beer, Tilt. Targeted at young males in search of an energy boost during after-work drinks, the product should provide an effective response to the company's falling beer sales and raise the bar for premium product development.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Heineken: going for an Indian

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), which is partially owned by Heineken, is seeking to enter the Indian market through a joint venture with CK Jaipuria. As an emerging economy with favorable demographics, there is scope for considerable growth in Indian beer sales. However, given India's comparatively meager beer consumption, it is unlikely to ever be more than a useful niche for Heineken.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tsingtao: buoyed by beer buying

It's a good time to be a Chinese brewer: Tsingtao, the country's largest, has experienced 20% growth in earnings in the first half of the year. This comes in stark contrast to the stagnation of the global beer market, but Tsingtao needs to remember that the days of plenty will not last forever. Competition will intensify as foreign players look to emerging markets for future revenue growth.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2005

« | ... | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | » »|

No help is available.