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News and trends on emerging beverage markets: Coke, Pepsi, Heineken moves in Russia, China, LATAM, Asia

Emerging Markets

Established markets still generate high profits for firms selling everything from soda to spirits, wine and beer to filling lines. But Latin America, China, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa plus Eastern Europe and Russia are driving global growth. Track major players' moves in these markets - from Coke to Krones and Heineken.

Retail ‘bargaining power’ commands private label boom in Russia: Euromonitor

Major Russian retailers are using bargaining power to ensure heavy private label presence on shelves – hitting smaller domestic brands, Euromonitor says.

SAB Miller has 24% stake in Turkish brewer

Anadolu Efes expects Turkish alcohol laws will limit beer growth

Turkey's biggest brewer and SAB Miller partner Anadolu Efes expects new restrictions on marketing and sales of alcohol to limit beer industry growth in the country.

Diageo unfazed by tough Turkish alcohol laws

Diageo has declined to comment on the possible business effects of stiffer alcohol laws in Turkey, insisting only that it remains committed to its business in Turkey.

Emerging market healthy food 'faux pas': Too much pleasure, too soon

“The most common mistake by western fast moving consumer good (FMCG) companies who launch new food and beverage brands in emerging markets is that they jump straight in to a...

China eyes US's top spot in packaged water following massive growth

In data that has surprised many industry analysts by the speed of its growth, China’s packaged water consumption has been skyrocketing, to the point that the country poised to become...

Coca-Cola Amatil ‘right on trend’ with Indonesia Minute Maid flavors

Still drinks continue to attract new consumers in Indonesia and Coca-Cola Amatil was smart to expand its Minute Maid range with new flavour variants there last year, Canadean insists.

Unique Welsh whisky distiller targets global growth

The only whisky producer in Wales - whose first single malt was launched by Prince Charles in 2004 - is installing three new stills to more than triple its capacity...

Rexam CEO discusses life in the Indian ‘playground’

Rexam CEO Graham Chipchase insists the packaging firm will take a stronger position in an under-penetrated Indian market to service surprise demand for specialty cans.

What US Latino women really want…from a beverage

Latino women or ‘Latinas’ are outpacing their male peers in terms of education and employment in the US, over-index in beverage buying and hold the purse strings, a new Nielsen...

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'Angry Birds' branded fruit juices touch down in Thailand

Angry Birds branded fruit juices featuring characters from the iconic video game are being launched in Thailand, in a move that marks their first flight into Southeast Asia.


$80bn Mondelez snacks splurge ‘too risky’ for PepsiCo – CFO

PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston says the firm is not interested in buying Mondelez for a premium price of $80bn due to integration risks and dubious value for his firm’s shareholders....

Coke CEO ‘not happy’ with weak Q2 2013 performance

The Coca-Cola Company CEO Muhtar Kent says the company is not happy with its Q2 performance and blamed lower volume sales on global economic weaknesses and unusually poor weather.

Nestlé's massive new $238m Vietnam coffee factory meets local demand

Nestlé says its newly opened $238m soluble coffee factory in Vietnam will meet growing demand in the region, and will allow it to better adapt products to local preferences.

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Mondelez seeks sustainability bang for coffee buck in Vietnam

Mondelez International says its first training center for coffee farmers to promote sustainability and entrepreneurship, in Vietnam, will help it meet a 100% sustainable sourcing goal in Western Europe.

‘Right zone, right positioning': Super premium success The Macallan

Edrington’s premium malt whisky The Macallan outstripped category growth by over 100%, in the past five years driven by strong sales in the US and the Asia, the company tells...

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South America 'ripe with opportunity' for Beam power brands

Spirits manufacturer Beam Inc. has appointed Pryce Greenow as MD emerging markets, South America, to develop growth in promising regional markets for its 'Power Brands'.

Rexam takes Russian tumble: 10% beverage can market share slide

Leading can maker Rexam has suffered a 10% market share loss in Russia in 2013, hit by the opening of a plant by Polish rival Can-Pack in March with a...

Indian beer drinkers want ‘bang for buck’: Carlsberg on new Tuborg Booster Strong

Carlsberg tells that Indian consumers expect ‘bang for buck’ with higher alcohol beers, as it launches the world’s first fruit-flavored strong beer tailored to the nation’s tastes, Tuborg Booster...

Edrington sees ‘significant opportunities’ in premium US spirits

Edrington says it sees ‘significant opportunities’ in the US for brands such as The Macallan and Brugal Extra Dry rum, as it takes over distribution of its brands from Remy...

‘Terminally stagnant’ France won’t want wine trade war: Analyst

The EU is likely to backtrack rapidly on sanctions to stop cheap Chinese solar panel ‘dumping’ in the bloc, given alarms that possible tariffs on wine exports would hurt a...

‘Transcendent spirit’ Bacardi risks losing lead in global rum sales

Bacardi is in danger of losing its ‘coveted position’ as the world’s bestselling rum to Philippines rum brand Tanduay, according to a new survey of spirits brands sales in 2012.


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‘Bitter’ Britvic blow as firm plans to leave historic UK base cutting 230 jobs

Trade union Unite has described the threat to 290 Britvic jobs across three UK sites as a ‘bitter blow’and aims to talk with management next week in a bid to...


Coca-Cola HBC Poland boss sees ‘huge challenges’ in growing discount dominance

The rise of discount retailers – along German lines – will create huge challenges and opportunities in Poland’s RTD beverage market through to 2020, says the general manager of Coca-Cola Hellenic Polska.


‘We’ve spent a lot of money to remain ‘Innocent’ worldwide': Richard Reed

Innocent co-founder Richard Reed tells that he anticipates the brand will probably attempt to crack Latin America using Coke’s marketing muscle, before launching in the US.