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Graham Mackay - who died yesterday (18 December)Focus - Graham Mackay, former SABMiller CEO - 1949-2013

19 December 2013

Graham Mackay, who died yesterday aged 64, leaves behind an impressive legacy at the company he joined 35 years ago, then called South African Breweries Ltd.

GERMANY: Brewers seek UNESCO World Heritage status for purity laws

5 December 2013

Germany's medieval beer purity law may soon be classed alongside Angkor Wat and the Pyramids at Giza.

COLOMBIA: SABMiller names new Bavaria chief

9 September 2013

SABMiller has appointed a new president of its Colombian brewing subsidiary, Bavaria.

Product Launch - UK: Bavaria's Bavaria Radler Lemon and Radler Grapefruit

7 August 2013

Dutch brewer Bavaria has launched two radlers on to the UK market, its first 2% radler releases in the country.

S AFRICA: Distell appoints SABMiller exec as MD-elect

1 August 2013

Distell has appointed a new group managing director who will step in to the role when Jan Scannell retires at the end of the year.

GERMANY: Cartel probe drags on for Carlsberg, Anheuser-Busch InBev

28 March 2013

Germany's competition watchdog has confirmed that an 18-month-old investigation into a host of brewers is on-going, but declined to say when it will be completed.

Comment - Beer - Reinheitsgebot Exegesis

6 March 2013

This month, Larry Nelson is starting the celebration of the Reinheitsgebot a little early. Looking back, however, has prompted Larry to look forward and ask; what future for the ancient beer law?

GERMANY: Coca-Cola Co extends Bayern Munich tie-up

26 February 2013

The Coca-Cola Co has agreed a three-year sponsorship extension with German football club Bayern Munich.

just The Preview - Heineken Q4 & FY

11 February 2013

Heineken is set to release its fourth-quarter trading update on Wednesday (13 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December and performances in recent quarters.

PANAMA: SABMiller's Cervecería Nacional offloads milk, juice arm to Dos Pinos

22 January 2013

SABMiller subsidiary Cervecería Nacional has agreed a US$86m deal to sell its milk and juice business to the Central American producer co-operative Dos Pinos.

The just-drinks Interview - Randy Millian, Diageo's president of LatAm & Caribbean

8 January 2013

Last year, just-drinks travelled to the US to report on Diageo's investor conference. The subject of the presentations was the company's hopes and plans for the Latin America & Caribbean region. While there, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring sat down with regional president Randy Millian, to discuss the region, as well Diageo's distribution presence, the battle with brewers and the looming shadow of Brazil.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

21 December 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

NETHERLANDS: Heineken, Bavaria "disappointed" after ECJ rejects cartel fine appeal

20 December 2012

Heineken and Bavaria have said they are “disappointed” after Europe's highest court rejected their appeals against a reduction in fines for their part in a cartel.

UK: Isle of Arran Brewery eyes export boost with Hofbrau Munchen deal

18 December 2012

Isle of Arran Brewery's new distribution link-up with Munich's oldest brewery will create a European bottling hub to help boost exports, the Scottish microbrewer has said.

ITALY: Bavaria wins appeal court fight over trademark

25 September 2012

Dutch brewer Bavaria has won an appeal court decision to secure the trademark rights for its namesake beer in Italy.

Comment - Beer - London 2012: The Lesson for Sponsors

14 August 2012

Big companies draping their names over an event through sponsorship does not necessarily hold sway over increasingly savvy consumers, argues Hackney-dwelling Pete Brown. These days people want something in return.

just The Preview - SABMiller Q1

25 July 2012

SABMiller will release its first-quarter results tomorrow (26 July). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for the brewer in the three months to the end of June.

GERMANY/INDIA: Weihenstephan enters India through Cerana tie-up

11 June 2012

Weihenstephan has teamed with Cerana Imports to launch its German beer portfolio in India.

EXCLUSIVE - AMERICAS: SABMiller confirms Latin America HQ move to Miami

8 June 2012

SABMiller has confirmed it will move its Latin American headquarters from Colombia to Miami.

just The Facts - SABMiller CEO, Graham Mackay - The Highlights

23 April 2012

Earlier today, SABMiller announced that chief executive Graham Mackay will stand down next year. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the major events during Mackay's tenure.

KENYA: SABMiller sees space for super-premium beer in Kenya

8 December 2011

SABMiller is launching Miller Genuine Draft in Kenya in order to get ahead of rival Diageo in the super-premium beer segment.

GLOBAL: SABMiller buoyed by beer sales rise in H1

19 October 2011

Strong demand for beer in Africa, Latin America and China has helped SABMiller to sell 3% more beer in the first half of its fiscal year.

EUR: Technicality sees Grolsch win cartel fine annulment

15 September 2011

Grolsch has had a EUR32m fine for participating in a pricing cartel in the Netherlands annulled.

GLOBAL: LatAm, Africa shine but India, US drag on SABMiller Q1

21 July 2011

SABMiller has said that its first fiscal quarter financial performance is "in line" with its expectations, despite volumes in both India and the US coming in below a year earlier.

just On Call - SABMiller ups Latin America volume forecast

6 July 2011

SABMiller believes that stronger consumer demand for beer and more efficient production, backed by strong lobbying, are set to see Latin America continue to emerge as a key region for the brewer over the next five years.

UK: SABMiller promotes mergers chief to exec committee

29 June 2011

SABMiller has promoted its head of mergers and acquisitions, Domenic De Lorenzo, to its executive committee.

UK: Bavaria signs golf deal

23 June 2011

Bavaria has signed a sponsorship with the organisers of golf's European Senior Tour.

EUROPE: Heineken secures refund on cartel fine

16 June 2011

Heineken has secured a near-10% refund on a EUR219m (US$309m) fine handed down to the brewer by the European Commission for its part in forming a beer cartel in the Netherlands.

Comment - SABMiller, Diageo Cut Loose in East Africa

6 June 2011

SABMiller is seeking to regroup and rebuild in Kenya after the end of a contra deal with Diageo in the country.

COLOMBIA/UK: SABMiller's Bavaria establishes US$1.3bn bond programme

30 March 2011

SABMiller's Colombian division, Bavaria, has set up a US$1.3bn bond and commercial paper programme.

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