Food and Drink Insight

Food & Drink Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Company News Alert - Colombia Push Positive But No Panacea For Coca-Cola Femsa - AUG 2015

Americas July 2015 / Latin America / Industry

Coca-Cola Femsa's recent investment in Colombia is a positive strategic development for the bottler, as the Colombian soft drinks sector is set for sustained growth over the coming years. Nonetheless, it will not be sufficient to offset challenging industry dynamics in Mexico and a poor macroeconomic environment in markets like Venezuela and Argentina.


Company News Alert - Diageo-AB InBev Angle To Potential 3G Deal - AUG 2015

Asia July 2015 / Global / Industry

A merger between AB InBev and Diageo, following an acquisition of Diageo by 3G Capital, would enable AB InBev to expand its presence to Sub-Saharan Africa and to find alternative sources of growth in the United States. While Diageo's long-term outlook is bright, its stagnating share price due to short-term challenges currently makes it an attractive target.


Global Company Strategy - Nestl? - AUG 2015

Emerging Europe July 2015 / Global / Industry

Nestl?(C)? is the world's largest food and drink company, headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. The company was founded in 1866 and operates across a wide range of sectors including coffee, bottled water, dairy products, nutritional foods, pre-prepared dishes, chocolate, confectionery, ice cream, baby food, seasonings, frozen and refrigerated foods and pet food. Nestl?(C) operates in almost 200 countries and has a strong presence in both developed and emerging markets. The company employs around 339,000 people and has over 2,000 brands including Nestl?(C), Maggi, Nescaf?(C), Purina and Vittel.


Industry Trend Analysis - Nigeria and Kenya Premiumisation Beer Stories - AUG 2015

Middle East & Africa July 2015 / Africa / Industry

Kenya and Nigeria present strong opportunities for companies operating across the consumer staples and discretionary space. In beer, both have been premiumisation stories historically although different forces have been at work. In Nigeria, premium beer has long been the primary focus for Guinness Nigeria and Nigerian Breweries as part of a wider industry structure dominated by two firms and until fairly recently was more or less largely devoid of major investment into low-cost predominantly locally sourced beer.


Industry Trend Analysis - Discounters' Presence A Long-Term Threat For Margins - AUG 2015

Western Europe July 2015 / Europe / Industry

The regional expansion of German discounters Aldi and Lidl will durably alter the European food retail landscape, even in countries where the discount format will remain secondary, such as France and the UK. Legacy food retailers will remain under pressure to offer lower prices without sacrificing quality, which will put continuous pressures on margins.