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Company Trend Analysis - Pernod Ricard Takes Three Indian Whiskies Global - MAR 2018

Southeast Asia and Latin America are obvious target regions for Pernod Ricard India as it takes its Indian whisky offerings global, with both regions offering strong demand for whisky and a growing middle class that are witnessing their incomes rise and so can explore new spirit options, although they remain price-sensitive and cannot afford Irish or Scotch whiskies on a regular basis. The...

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Company Trend Analysis - Mars Ramps Up Health Drive, Invests In Snacks Bar Company - FEB 2018

Amid the healthification trend seen across developed markets such as the US, major food manufacturers are expanding their healthy foods portfolio by acquiring smaller health-focused brands. Mars is the latest company to follow this trend, acquiring a minority stake in Kind Snacks, a fruit and nut snack bar company. We continue to expect major F&D companies to follow this strategy in...

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Company Trend Analysis - Constellations Brands Push Premium Corona - DEC 2017

Reflective of consumer's growing sophistication in taste, beer companies continue to invest and expand their portfolio as premium beer outperforms mass-market offerings. On the back of growing demand for premium beer, and in an effort to build on its success with Corona, Constellation Brands is launching Corona Premier in the US in 2018.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Meal Kit M&A To Rise Amid Amazon Threat - NOV 2017

The meal kit market will see increasing consolidation and M&A activity as grocery retailers look to invest in companies operating in this fast-growing space as a way to boost e-commerce offerings. Albertsons's acquisition of meal-kit provider Plated is in line with our view that US grocery chains will prioritise the development of online food services and omnichannel initiatives amid...

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