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Anheuser-Busch: high spirits may not pay off

Long Tail Libations, the new spirits company from Anheuser-Busch, has appeared at a time when Americans are increasingly keen to consume the innovative liqueurs it is promoting. However, given the significant scale and market knowledge advantages of the more established spirits players, Long Tail is most unlikely to become a cash cow for its parent.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 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
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CommentWire

Anheuser-Busch: threatens to sue InBev over takeover bid

InBev's attempted acquisition of Anheuser-Busch has hit another setback. The American beer giant has now threatened to sue its European rival over its "illegal scheme", which it says undervalues Anheuser-Busch. As the brewing industry moves toward consolidation, legal challenges may be the only recourse to stop a few major players from dominating.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Anheuser-Busch: thriving while rivals struggle

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2001
Expert View
Expert View

Ann Taylor Stores: disappointing Q2 offset by new concept plans

Ann Taylor Stores Corporation has reported a disappointing first half. Announcing second quarter results to August 4, 2007, the company revealed declining comparable store sales at both Ann Taylor (-3.4%) and Loft (-10.8%). These were offset by store openings and Internet sales, producing a 0.7% uplift overall. The company forecasts a better second half with a major growth opportunity in 2008.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Anthrax vaccine in bananas: will there be a market?

Published By Datamonitor
22 Oct 2001
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Aperol: focusing on the UK for the next phase of expansion

Gruppo Campari is looking to establish its fast-growing Aperol brand in the UK. The company hopes to replicate its success in expanding the brand into the Austrian and German markets with a focus on the Aperol "Spritz" serve and establishing a strong presence in the on-trade. Datamonitor believes that its differentiated positioning leaves Aperol well placed to achieve success in the UK market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2011
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CommentWire

Arla Foods: UK dairy groups must name their price

Arla Foods has reported a substantial growth in sales and a 5.2% increase in pre-tax profit for the year to September, helped by rising sales of milk to supermarkets and the full realization of cost savings from the Express Dairies merger. Yet the group still faces pressure to negotiate a higher milk price with its supermarket clients to be able to offset continually escalating oil-related costs.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2005
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Armani: still going it alone

Giorgio Armani denies he is considering selling his eponymous business. The question of succession comes to any fashion company closely associated with its designer, however at Armani, the creative force, Mr Armani himself, is also the business force. Having built up a global operation worth over E4.0 billion in worldwide retail sales, the question of who will succeed him becomes pressing.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2007
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Asda expansion plans should lead to strong growth in 2008

Asda had a highly successful 2007 as a result of making significant changes to its proposition, while maintaining and communicating its low-price credentials. The supermarket giant has now announced plans to add 22 stores and over 800,000 square feet of space during 2008. However, despite its aggressive expansion plans, it is still overshadowed by dominant rival Tesco.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2008

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