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Global Company Strategy - SABMiller - AUG 2014

Americas July 2014 / Global / Industry

Anglo-South African brewing giant SABMiller is the world's second-largest brewing company in terms of both market capitalisation and group revenues, behind US-Belgian giant Anheuser-Busch InBev. The company has a huge global footprint. It is present in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, the latter via its MillerCoors joint venture.


Industry Trend Analysis - Danone And Coca-Cola Ahead Of Peers On Clean Bottling Move - AUG 2014

Asia July 2014 / Global / Industry

We believe Coca-Cola and Danone's recent investment in biotechnology developer Avantium demonstrates the increased concern among food & drink companies over the sustainability of their packaging practices. This fits into a broader push from multinationals to top their industry in Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.


Industry Trend Analysis - More Troubles Ahead For Metro's Operations In Russia - JULY 2014

Emerging Europe June 2014 / Russia / Industry

German retailer Metro's H114 sales declined by 7.6% on the back of portfolio changes, currency effects and the later Easter this year. The retailer reported challenging economic conditions in Russia where recent currency devaluations pushed higher inflation, impacting retail sales growth in real terms. We believe these conditions could worsen further as household consumption is affected by tight credit conditions and higher inflation.


Industry Trend Analysis - Big Pharma Pushing Further Into Nutraceuticals - AUG 2014

Middle East & Africa July 2014 / Global / Industry

As we have highlighted the increasing trend from food companies (especially Nestlé) to expand their nutrition and health offering, we believe pharmaceuticals and healthcare companies will seek to expand their consumer offering over the coming years. We see challenges for the industry in terms of regulatory scrutiny and emerging markets potential.


Company News Alert - Nestlé Focusing More On Growth Industries - AUG 2014

Western Europe July 2014 / Global / Industry

Nestlé is increasingly pursuing growth in nutritional health products and skincare where the industry structures are arguably more attractive than in most of its core food and beverages business. By this we mean that there is potential for stronger margins and growth; Nestlé can use its size to shape these industries. Within its food and drink business, the chocolate category is expected to receive more attention as Nestlé looks to premiumise it.