Latest Intelligence on Consumer Packaged Goods in United Kingdom

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CommentWire
CommentWire

AG Barr: strong growth in 2009/10 sales gives hope to firms in the industry

AG Barr expects sales for 2009/10 to reach GBP220m, with profits also set to increase. The group has performed well despite difficult conditions in a category that continues to be maligned due to health concerns. Soft drinks remain affordable and occasional treats in the eyes of consumers, and this success further shows that companies in the sector can still prosper during recession.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2010
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Ahold touted as rumored Tesco target

Tesco shares fell three pence to 315p yesterday amid market rumours that the company may make a significant acquisition in Europe. Brokers are reported by The Times to have been unconvinced by suggestions that the retailer will join with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to bid for Ahold, with others suggesting Carrefour as a more credible target.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ahold: the last days of Disco

Scandal-ridden Ahold can't afford any more nasty surprises, so it's focusing on mature markets. For a healthier firm, however, Ahold's South American businesses are a strong opportunity. Emerging markets specialist Tesco understandably decided in March not to buy out the struggling Dutch company - but its Brazilian unit could be another story.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2003
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Alchoholic drinks: fast growth in youngest age group

Published By Datamonitor
06 Apr 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Alcohol: the WHO's policy on alcohol tax could spell danger for industry

Higher prices for alcohol are being advocated by the World Health Organization as an effective method of reducing abuse of the substance, in what could be another blow for an industry that has suffered in several countries during the global recession. More price rises could exacerbate the situation for many brewers, which will need to budget carefully if taxes rise again.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jan 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Alcoholic beverages: UK young adult consumption will exceed three billion liters in 2004

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2001
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CommentWire

Alcoholic drinks industry: in the last chance saloon?

The British parliament has announced a review of the main public health issues of alcohol consumption in the UK and its effects on policing and the health service. Despite the negative impact that certain findings of the review may have upon the alcoholic drinks trade, it may encourage a healthier approach to British alcohol consumption, and in turn lead to fewer regulations overall.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2009
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Alcoholic drinks manufacturers miss out on the 'midlifer' jackpot

They are aged 25 to 44, account for 42% or $95.2 billion of Europe's $226 billion alcoholic drinks market, and have greater personal wealth than young adults. However, new Datamonitor research shows that midlifers are being ignored by alcoholic drinks manufacturers who instead continue to regard young adults as the key group to tap into, despite concerns about excessive alcohol intake.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2005
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CommentWire

Alcoholic drinks: making special occasions lucrative

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2001
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Alcopops are losing their cool

The explosive growth of flavored alcoholic drinks (FABs) is finally running out of steam as the drinks become a victim of their own success. Datamonitor's John Band explains that they have become mainstream, and therefore less appealing to the most discerning consumers...

Published By Datamonitor
02 Aug 2004

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