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just The Preview - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Q4 & FY

Anheuser-Busch InBev will report its fourth-quarter and full-year results on Thursday. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's activ...

Budejovicky Budvar: The Napoleon of Brewers

It's been an interesting few days for me, having been to Czech for the first time, to visit Budejovicky Budvar....


just the Facts - Budejovicky Budvar

Olly Wehring | 30 Oct 2013

This week, just-drinks is in Czech, visiting Budejovicky Budvar. Ahead of an interview with the brewer's general director, which will run next week, here are some facts about the firm, its home town, its facilities, and its brands.


Comment - Beer - Nationalised vs Privatised

Pete Brown | 21 Jun 2012

As a self-confessed left-leaner, Pete Brown isn't the biggest fan of plc's. This month, he looks at Budejovicky Budvar, a state-owned brewery that, surprise surprise, he's quite a fan of.


Comment - Moment of Clarity in Budweiser Dispute?

Chris Mercer | 31 Oct 2011

They've been arguing for more than 100 years, but are we in danger of reaching some sort of clarity on the Budweiser trademark dispute in Europe?


In the spotlight – Rising costs, hiding in hedges

Jessica Harvey | 6 Dec 2007

Rising raw material costs have been a feature of numerous companies' results over the past few months. As Jessica Harvey writes, some companies have been able to bolster themselves against this trend by hedging. The longer the rising cost pressures persist, however the more difficult the situation will become while companies prepare to find out how consumers will react to the inevitable rises in retail prices.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Budejovicky Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek

Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2013

In the first part of just-drinks' interview with the head of Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, Jirí Bocek discussed the company's ownership structure and its position in the Czech beer market. Here, in part two, he tells us about his plans beyond Czech and gives us his view on the never-ending legal tussle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.


Interview - Budvar CEO, Jirí Bocek - Part I

Olly Wehring | 26 Nov 2013

Last month, I travelled to Czech to take in a tour of Budejovicky Budvar's brewery in the south of the country. While there, I was granted an audience with group director Jirí Bocek. During our time together, we discussed the firm's ownership structure, its plans for future expansion, and that legal row.

Latest News

just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Budejovicky Budvar doubles bottling capacity

Olly Wehring | 13 Aug 2015

Budejovicky Budvar has completed an update of the bottling facilities at its brewery in Czech, resulting in a doubling of capacity.


just a While Ago - On 18 June in...

Olly Wehring | 18 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Budejovicky Budvar's Bud B:Strong Ltd Edition

Olly Wehring | 9 Apr 2015

Budejovicky Budvar has launched a third limited edition run of its Bud B: Strong iteration.


just the Week in - Beer

James Wilmore | 23 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


UK consumers snub new drinks - analyst

Andy Morton | 22 Jan 2015

Consumers are faced with too many choices in the UK on-trade, an analyst has said after new research showed that eight out of ten people avoid new alcoholic drinks.


Budvar chases UK growth with record spend

Andy Morton | 21 Jan 2015

Budejovicky Budvar is to plough record levels of investment into the UK this year as its core Budvar lager brand seeks to capitalise from craft beer.


Budejovicky Budvar FY sales, volumes rise

Andy Morton | 16 Jan 2015

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has reported "record" full-year sales and volumes increases, but volumes growth in exports slowed after a strong 2013.


just a While Ago - On 9 January in...

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a While Ago - On 5 January in...

Olly Wehring | 5 Jan 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 5 Dec 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 28 November in...

Olly Wehring | 28 Nov 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Budvar extends B:Cherry footprint beyond Czech

Olly Wehring | 22 Oct 2014

Budejovicky Budvar is rolling out a cherry-flavoured extension of its namesake beer brand to Germany, the UK and the US.


A-B InBev buys Pivovar Samson in Czech

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed its purchase of Pivovar Samson in Czech and has warned that the transaction “further strengthens” its position in the legal row with Budejovicky Budvar.


Portugal appeal court backs Budejovicky Budvar

Olly Wehring | 27 Jun 2014

Budejovicky Budvar has claimed victory in the latest round in its Budweiser trademark row with Anheuser-Busch InBev, this time in Portugal.


Budvar releases Pardal Echt Pale for summer

Olly Wehring | 23 Jun 2014

Budejovicky Budvar has launched a half-litre can extension of Pardál Echt Pale in its domestic market.


Budejovicky Budvar gives full portfolio revamp

Olly Wehring | 17 Apr 2014

Budejovicky Budvar has updated the packaging across its entire portfolio, while renaming its full range of beers.


Budejovicky Budvar to remain state-owned

James Wilmore | 21 Feb 2014

Czech's president has spoken out against any potential privatisation of Budejovicky Budvar over fears it would lead to rival Anheuser-Busch InBev acquiring the state-owned brewer, according to reports.


A-B InBev banned from Budweiser name in Portugal

Andy Morton | 20 Feb 2014

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has claimed a new victory in its long-running trademark battle with Anheuser-Busch InBev after a Lisbon court granted it exclusive rights to the Budweiser name in Portugal.


Exports boost Budejovicky Budvar's FY sales

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2014

Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar has reported record full-year sales and volumes, helped by its growing export business.


A-B InBev to switch to 'Bud' in Italy by February

James Wilmore | 19 Dec 2013

A court has given Anheuser-Busch InBev until 10 February to change the labelling for Budweiser to 'Bud' in Italy after another legal tussle with Budejovický Budvar.


Budvar claims trademark win over A-B InBev

James Wilmore | 12 Dec 2013

Budejovicky Budvar says it expects to see its sale rise in Portugal after claiming victory in its latest trademark battle with Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Latest blogs

US beer called "filthy water" as Czech president gets patriotic

Andy Morton | 25 Nov 2014

The long-running spat between US and Czech brewers stepped up a notch this week after the Czech president described American beer as “filthy water”.

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