Britain's Most Admired Companies 2011: Beverages sector

They make everything from scotch to soft drinks, beer to IrnBru - meet this year's beverages businesses.

by MT Staff
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

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A new sector for 2011 won by old BMAC favourite Diageo, overall winner in 2008. The world’s biggest spirits group, whose brands include Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Tanqueray, kept full-year profits steady at £2.6bn despite the troubled markets. Bullish CEO Paul Walsh wants annual growth of over 5% between now and 2014. Second place SABMiller is also in expansionist mode, buying Foster’s for $10bn. Revenues for 2011 were up 8% to $19.4bn and profits up a hefty 24% to $3.6bn. An $80bn mega-merger between it and third-placed InBev, brewer of Stella Artois and Becks, is rumoured. Robinsons, Tango and Fruit Shoot soft drink giant Britvic makes fifth after a tough year of input price rises and squeezed market share.

BMAC 2011 by sector: Beverages

  QMan Rank FS Rank QG&S Rank AAT Rank
Barr (AG) 6.4 8 7.2 7 7.2 4 5.6 9
Britvic 6.8 5 6.9 8 7.7 2 5.9 7
Carlsberg (UK) 6.6 7 7.3 6 6.8 8 6.2 6
C&C Group 7.5 1 7.6 5 6.7 9 6.5 5
Coca-Cola Enterprises  6.8 6 8.4 2 7.7 3 7.3 4
Diageo 7.3 4 9.0 1 8.4 1 8.1 1
Edrington Group 6.2 9 6.6 9 6.9 7 5.4 10
InBev (UK) 7.4 3 7.7 4 7.1 5 7.3 3
Molson Coors Brewing Co. (UK) 5.8 10 5.8 10 6.1 10 5.6 8
SABMiller 7.4 2 8.0 3 7.0 6 7.6 2

6.8
7.5
7.2
6.5

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VLTI Rank CI Rank QMar Rank C&ER Rank  UCA Rank TOTAL Rank
Barr (AG) 5.9 9 6.2 9 6.6 7 6.2 9 6.1 9 57.4 8
Britvic 6.7 5 7.5 2 7.3 4 7.3 3 7.2 5 63.3 5
Carlsberg (UK) 6.5 6 6.3 8 6.7 6 6.6 8 7.4 3 60.3 7
C&C Group 6.5 6 6.9 4 6.3 8 7.3 3 6.7 7 62.0 6
Coca-Cola Enterprises  6.8 4 6.7 5 7.3 3 7.7 2 7.3 4 65.8 3
Diageo 7.9 1 7.7 1 7.9 1 8.1 1 7.9 1 72.3 1
Edrington Group 6.0 8 5.5 10 5.3 10 5.9 10 5.8 10 53.6 10
InBev (UK) 7.1 3 6.6 6 7.2 5 6.9 6 7.2 5 64.4 4
Molson Coors Brewing Co. (UK) 5.9 10 6.3 7 6.2 9 6.8 7 6.7 7 55.2 9
SABMiller 7.3 2 7.4 3 7.6 2 7.3 3 7.6 2 67.2 2

6.6
6.7
6.8
7.0
7.0
621.4

Key

QMan
FS
QG&S
AAT
VLTI
CI
Q Mar
C&ER
UCA
Quality of Management
Financial Soundness
Quality of Goods & Services
Ability to Attract, Develop and Retain Top Talent
Value as a Long Term Investment
Capacity to Innovate
Quality of Marketing
Community and Environmental Responsibility
Use of Corporate Assets

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