Nii et see on vaid protsess, kus me pidevalt üle vaatame, kus me oleme vastu meie pikaajalistele plaanidele, kuidas me lähitulevikus teeme ja mida ootame lähitulevikus ning millised on läbilaskevõime kehtestamise aeg. As that grew dramatically in the fourth quarter, In particular, although grew all throughout , it did have an impact on our gross margins. And forgive me if I might have missed this.
Hey, Viv. Clearly you guys are floating above the fray in terms of the competitive activity at mainstream price points.
Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas we are hearing from the trade press about heightened competitive activity at the high end as well, given some of the capacity issues that are happening in craft. So a two-part question, please.
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And then No. And I think that even within these categories, there are subcategories and there are things that are going on that have really no impact whatsoever on other elements of what you're referring to as a category, like the high end. So first of all, if you looked at various definitions of the craft category, what you'll see is, on a total category basis, that pricing in craft is pretty much consistent Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas the whole high-end or everything else for that matter.
But within craft, what you have seen are anecdotal reports of various craft beer companies reducing prices and introducing cheaper, larger pack sizes, basically to do anything to try to stem their declines. These are specific companies but it's not really across the whole category effecting pricing in the craft category. That's really more a function of the fragmentation of craft and the competition in craft with the hugely expanding number of craft breweries and the trend toward hyper-localization and fragmentation for that matter.
But in general, craft pricing is pretty stable at about plus 1. Probably more importantly, the anecdotal pricing you're talking about has zero interaction with us.
It does not affect us whatsoever. Nii et me tunneme seda hästi.
Нас никто не упрекал, но мы пользуемся ресурсами колонии достаточно долго и едва ли способны как-то расплатиться с. - Ты готов. Макс. - Николь просунула в дверь голову. - Все уже вышли и ждут у фонтана.
We don't see anything that's occurring that we think would jeopardize that. So I was hoping you guys could drill down a little bit more on your Q4 beer margins, which ended up better than I think you guys had been expecting based on some comments you made a few months ago. So I just wanted to understand the key drivers of that. And then, David, you mentioned you expect beer margin expansion in FY '19 but your guidance really doesn't call for much. So touch on that please and the factors you expect that could limit beer margin upside.
And then I'd just Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas some thoughts on long-term expectations for beer margins. What's realistic? David Klein - finantsdirektor Jah. So in terms of Q4, the things that were really a little different from maybe where we expected it to land was performance, in particular, continued really Too Birza Vilniuse registreerimine operating performance at Obregon from a cost perspective.
We also had some FX benefits that we got in the fourth quarter that's maybe more of a timing benefit than anything else because some of the peso strengthening that we were seeing coming into the quarter that we were concerned about actually ended up getting captured in inventory at year end.
So it's just a timing difference. I would say that over time, Bonnie, I probably would say that we'll continue to drive as much operating margin as we can out of the business. We like the trends we're seeing in gross margin. But we'll continue to invest in our brands from a marketing standpoint.
So I would say that we think that there's some amount of margin expansion Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas be had over the next couple of years but I would put it in a reasonably small bucket as we are really going to try to continue to drive the top-line of the business.
We're setting ourselves up to continue to grow at that rate for the foreseeable future. And so I guess we want to make sure we're appropriately investing in our brands as opposed to just dropping dollars to the bottom line. I just wanted to follow up on your guidance for the funding for growth, if you will. This new program.
For the expenditures that you are hoping for the ERP, are they included in your guidance within the range of margins that you have on the ongoing margin guidance?
And also if you could comment a little bit on wine. If you Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas of normalize after you cycle this impact on the first quarter, what is the kind of growth that you're seeing on depletions? I understand, obviously, the focus is on the focus brands but if you look at excluding this effect, we are looking at obviously a much bigger, if you can do the math, a much better improvement after this effect in the first quarter.
Again, that's part of why you see costs, our corporate costs, going up.
In terms of wine growth, Rob mentioned that we had seen a bit Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas a slowdown from where we were over, say, the last 5 to 10 years in the wine business.
We saw a bit Teatatud IRS-i kaubandusvalikud a slowdown in calendar year ' And we believe that you see this capability in our portfolio when you see the growth that we have in our focus brands versus the growth in the rest of the market.
And so we remain quite bullish on our focus brands while we continue to work the SKU rationalization sorts of activities that we've talked about in the past, which, as Rob mentioned, is creating a drag on the business of about basis points in FY '18 and will have, included in our guidance, some amount of drag, maybe in the 50 basis points range, during FY ' Just a follow-up on FX.
What is embedded in your guidance? In terms of you always hedged part of your COGS. Can you update us on the range of FX that you disclosed before? Our biggest exposure, as you know, is to the peso. And the peso has been fairly stable recently, although we expect there could be some volatility in the peso as we go through the public discussions around NAFTA and the elections in Mexico.
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Andrea Teixeira - JP Morgan - analüütik And you're ready to disclose the amount that you're hedged at? Our next question comes from the line of Stephen Powers of Deutsche Bank. Stephen Powers - Deutsche Bank - analüütik Suurepärane. Hommikust kutid. Stephen Powers - Deutsche Bank - analüütik I guess just given how important increased distribution is to the beer growth algorithm, can you talk about your line of sight to incremental points of distribution entering fiscal '19, across all Binaarsete valikute susteem brand families inclusive of Premier and Familiar but also what you expect on Modelo, Pacifico, and craft?
And I guess as you think about that, I'm curious about two things. The first, what portion of the gains embedded in your outlook do you feel at this point is more or less locked in versus what you need to go out and incrementally win over the course of the year? And then second, just for context, as your conversations with distributors and retailers have taken shape, is there any way to frame how this year's Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas compares to what you might have saw entering fiscal '18, that would be great context.
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Robert Sands -- President and Chief Executive Officer So our line Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas sight to getting more distribution is very good, in that we have definitive distribution gaps in big parts of our portfolio and therefore we have a lot of upside.
Especially when you look at the Modelo Especial family and when you look at brands like Pacifico, there continue to be huge upsides to be gained in distribution. And our organizations are all tasked and incentivized against getting that distribution. So I'd say we have very good line of sight into getting the distribution. And therefore it's just another factor that goes into the confidence that we have in the business continuing along the same lines that it has and in the guidance that we've given.
So there's really no magic to any of that. It's all about sales execution and where we are in terms of what the gaps are. And our people are acutely aware of where the gaps are and they will be continuing to drive against closing those gaps. So I'd say a high line of sight. We think that we can continue that for the next several years. Meaning that we have, as Rob said, line of sight into distribution opportunities that allow us to continue on that growth trajectory for the next few years.
But, David, could you just kind of give us some sense of, beyond '19, how CAPEX sort of phases with the capacity expansion and maybe just remind us kind of where Erinevus tuleviku ja voimaluste vahel sit now in terms of what maintenance CAPEX levels are and sort of what the growth CAPEX is going to be over the next couple of years? And we know that that all needs to be completed by FY ' That's likely Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas be front-end loaded in that time period because we're building out capacity.
That's the corporate initiatives, wine and spirits. Would that be a good way to kind of think about modeling it? David Klein - finantsdirektor Jah, ma arvan, et see on õiglane. Palju õnne. Are you seeing that more broadly in the industry and does that firm up the bulk wine market?
Does that wine, since it's written down, still exist for the bulk wine Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas or is it essentially condemned? Robert Sands -- President and Chief Executive Officer So I'd say, interestingly enough, we're MetaTrader 3 app the first company to talk about this. I believe that there's probably a significant amount of smoke tainted or damaged bulk wine out there in the tanks in the Valley.
I think that it's not something that everybody is necessarily telegraphing. I don't know how it's going to effect the bulk wine market other than I don't believe that will have any effect on us whatsoever. And we're certainly not going to use any of the smoke-tainted bulk wine or buy any. And I think that, from what I hear, a few others, some of the most premium guys who are now realizing that there's some smoke-tainted wine out there, I've heard of a couple who are going to skip Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas vintage.
But this isn't going to have any impact on us or our ability to meet our guidance. Our wine business is very strong.
We've got some fantastic Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas that are just really blowing the socks off a lot of the industry, things like Meiomi, Kim Crawford, and Prisoner. We've got some unbelievable innovation out there, like Deranged, which is our new high-end wine blend out of The Prisoner Wine Company part of our business.
We've extended that to tequila barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc, which I'd say try it. It's very unusual wine. So the smoke taint issue is a small one. We don't expect it to be a recurring matter. It's relatively immaterial to us and we don't expect it to have any impact Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas us going forward.
But, yeah, I think that there's some smoke-tainted wine out there in the Valley. Timothy Ramey - Pivotal Research Group - analüütik I actually was thinking of it from a positive perspective, in that, as you put it, skipping a vintage and making an insurance claim is one of the best ways to enhance margins and perhaps pricing.
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Do you think that's overstating it? We're not going to have to skip a vintage in any of our wines as a consequence of this but it may be the case with some others and it could work to their advantage or disadvantage. I'm not actually really sure one way or the other. A 50 basis point SKU rationalization impact on the wine business in this year.
Should we assume that's the end of it and going forward that is no longer a headwind? And then I have a Premier question. I think it's just generally good business practice to cull the portfolio every year of smaller and slow-moving SKUs that are not strategic to the company. It helps to make sure that fundamentally the whole supply chain isn't mucked up and that you're managing the balance sheet, in particular working capital, efficiently by getting rid of, as Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas said, small and slow-moving SKUs that can tend to drive inventories up and basically gum up your operation.
So we'll have SKU RAT every year, which in a Kuunlajalad Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas mudelid portfolio like our wine portfolio would not be unusual at all and is probably best practice, in terms of managing the business and the balance sheet and working capital and efficiencies.
And then on Premier. Our conversation with some of the distributors has been really positive. There is clearly a lot of enthusiasm for how the brand has performed initially. Just as look maybe two or three years down the road and you Valikud Kaubandus Anecdotas about the target audience and the segment, close to million cases segment, what is a realistic scenario for Premier as a percent of share for that segment? Aga ma ütlesin midagi veidi varem, et mitte liiga keskenduda kategooriatele ja see on tõesti kaubamärgid.
Huvitav on rääkida superklassi kategooriast hästi, sest see ei ole kategooria. See on üks bränd. See on Michelob Ultra.
Ja siis on Premier uus kaubamärk või uus Corona alambränd, mis on mõeldud sellele tarbijale pöörduma ning omab täiendavaid omadusi, mis on rohkem lisatasu kui see, mis on praegu ja edukas.
Seega ootame - sissejuhatus on olnud väga tugev. Te olete rääkinud turustajatega. Levitajad on väga entusiastlikud. Jaemüüjad on entusiastlikud. Tundub, et tarbijale meeldib see toode, nii et me arvame, et see on väga edukas SKU Corona brändi perekonnas.