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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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CommentWire

Kellogg's: suffering losses after a challenging Q3

Breakfast giant Kellogg's has announced a net income fall of 6% in Q3, citing declining cereal sales and a product recall as key factors. While a recall is unusual and unforeseen, the result highlights the challenges posed in such a mature category. Kellogg's faces the problem not only of battling multiple competitors, but also the attitudes of consumers towards breakfast consumption in general.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Standard Life Wealth: looking to attract regional customers with a lower investment threshold

Standard Life Wealth is to initiate various strategies in order to help it with its planned expansion drive. These include halving its threshold to GBP500,000, and headhunting staff from competitors to man its new regional offices, the first of which is to be opened in Birmingham. This is a shrewd move, considering the new office will have over 11,000 potential new clients in its catchment area.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2010
CommentWire
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
Expert View
Expert View

Petrobras: increased government involvement has raised anxieties among minority investors

Petrobras has raised $70 billion through a share offering, making it the fourth biggest company by market capitalization in the world. Although the deal provides the company with much-need capital, there is an undercurrent of anxiety among investors over the fact that the Brazilian government now owns almost half of the company, as this may well pose a challenge to its future productivity.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2010
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Ofgem's RIIO: the decarbonization of Britain's energy networks at GBP6 per household per year

After two years of consultation, Ofgem has finalized its new network regulation model. RIIO will replace RPI-X, which for 20 years has served Britain well in keeping network charges low and encouraging investment. However, as the government tries to reduce carbon emissions and increase renewable energy capacity, Britain's existing grid infrastructure is in need of a significant overhaul.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Cafe Coffee Day: looking to diversify into retail logistics

Indian coffee shop chain Cafe Coffee Day is looking to acquire a logistics company to service its increasing outlet network. Although the express cargo firm Gati has been put forward by industry commentators as a potential target, the company itself has so far denied that it is up for sale.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Barclays Wealth: recent resignations signal staff uncertainty

The departure of product specialist Amy McNally follows a spate of defections from Barclays Wealth in the last few months. As the market revives, rivals are able to lure away key staff, casting uncertainty over their work environment in the minds of its employees. This will complicate Barclays Wealth's ambitions to double the amount of client-facing staff in five years.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2010
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Carlsberg: H1 2010 results paint a picture of growing profitability

According to its H1 2010 results, Carlsberg's operating profit has grown by 12% to DKK5.0 billion, largely due to strong margin improvements and market share gains across most of its businesses. While the results provide a lot of detail on operational performance, income, and cash flow, they also highlight some interesting points worthy of greater analysis from a consumer marketing perspective.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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CommentWire

Asia: container traffic riding the wave of recovery

Container traffic is surging along transpacific and intra-Asian routes, with trade gaining importance between the West and markets such as China, India, Japan and Vietnam. More importantly, ocean carriers expect the current upsurge in the use of Asia-US and EU routes to continue over the next few months, leading to a rise in strategic collaborations.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2010

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