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  • Squawk / 01 March 2016 at 12:37 GMT
    "Carlsberg is behind in digital, it will cost to catch-up
    Carlsberg has noted that the group is behind in digital presence. This is evidenced when comparing the Facebook 'like' presence of the flagship Carlsberg brand against that of the Heineken brand – on either an absolute or volume-relative basis. We compare A&P spending more closely in the margin section." UBS
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  • Squawk / 01 March 2016 at 12:36 GMT
    "Recent European Nielsen data (off-trade volume and sales) indicates that Heineken continues to perform well in Western Europe – a key market for the premiumisation strategy given aging demographics and limited pricing power. Heineken's sales growth in the last 12 weeks has been +3.6% vs the market overall +1.9% and Heineken has gained share in the last 4 weeks as well as over the last 52 weeks. Carlsberg in contrast has lost share over all three period, in the last 12 weeks sales were -3.8%. " UBS
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  • Squawk / 01 March 2016 at 12:35 GMT
    "Heineken best-placed for 2016, reiterate Buy; Carlsberg downgrade to Sell (from Neutral) " UBS « "We continue to believe Heineken's category exposure is the most attractive within the global brewers given it has the highest exposure to premium beer, cider and low/no alcohol categories. These categories over the long term offer stronger volume growth, higher price/mix and better margins than mainstream lager. Furthermore the flagship Heineken brand is the largest global brand by volume with well-established brand equity (see below for global Facebook 'like' comparisons) which allows Heineken to more easily penetrate new markets. "
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  • Article / 15 October 2015 at 11:00 GMT

    Daily Shot: Headwinds ahead Team / Saxo Bank
    Daily Shot: Headwinds ahead
    The US and Europe are facing economic headwinds such as low deflation, strong currency and wage pressure. But that might be the right environment to invest in equities and there are also data suggesting improvement.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 13 October 2015 at 6:38 GMT

    SABMiller and InBev agree on deal in principle

    Dow Jones
    SABMiller PLC's board has agreed on the key terms of a sweetened potential takeover offer by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV valuing it at GBP68 billion ($104.5 billion), setting the stage for the world's two largest brewers to combine, Dow Jones reports. After weeks of back and forth, SAB Miller's board has agreed to unanimously recommend to its shareholders AB InBev's proposal to pay GBP44 a share to buy the London-based brewer, marking a 50% premium to its share price on Sept. 14. For 41% of stock, AB InBev is offering a partial-share, essentially a combination of cash and stock translating into a lower per-share price of GBP39.03.
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