Coca-Cola posted a 20 per cent improvement in operating revenues,
amounting to $28.8bn during the full fiscal year as the company
harnessed its international presence to drive growth in both its
carbonated and non-carbonated brands.
Sales volume growth across SABMiller's regional markets, increased
pricing and a favourable exchange rate over the US dollar are
helping to keep the brewer on track for its full year targets, the
company said today.
SABMiller warns of problems ahead due to rising cost of raw
materials; Constellation Brands acquires US wine business of
Fortune Brands; and Scottish & Newcastle rejects
sweetened takover offer from Carlsberg and Heineken.
Rounding up the beverage business this week: Coca-Cola Enterprises
and Anheuser Busch continue to increase profits against cost
difficulties, while Japanese brewer Asashi takes steps to protect
itself from declines in its native beer...
SABMiller continues to drive volume growth with the announcement
today that lager volumes have increased 11 per cent for the first
fiscal half of the year, attributed to the group's expanded global
Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) has lifted its full year operating
profit guidance by about two percentage points to between 10 per
cent and 11 per cent after revenues rose by eight per cent to
$3.7bn (€2.6bn) during the third quarter.
In the latest news round-up, Campari remains in good spirits
despite a decline in soft drinks sales, Czech beer is on the rise
and brewer Heineken is still lost in translation over its Rugby
World Cup sponsorship.