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SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market l...

Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual stud...


Research - Cider/Perry: Adapts, Evolves & Grows

Euromonitor International | 1 Jun 2015

The cider/perry market has witnessed phenomenal developments in the last ten years, making it the World's fastest-growing alcoholic drinks category, in volume terms.


SABMiller & Meantime: Notes for the New Owner

Larry Nelson | 26 May 2015

Earlier this month, SABMiller announced the purchase of UK craft brewer Meantime Brewing Co. Larry Nelson has found the instruction manual.


Analysis - Carlsberg regroups as CEO says goodbye

Andy Morton | 14 May 2015

Amid the usual hubbub of Carlsberg's Q1 results release yesterday was the sad realisation that, for the man presenting them, this was a farewell broadcast.


SABMiller feels pressure to innovate

Lucy Britner | 14 May 2015

Mature markets are placing greater pressure on mainstream beers, creating increased demand for innovation and premiumisation, according to SABMiller.

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika

Olly Wehring | 4 Dec 2012

Earlier this year, just-drinks' managing editor, Olly Wehring, travelled to Russia with Carlsberg to learn about the brewer's plans for its Baltika division in the country. The unit, which produces the namesake range of beers, is the clear market-leader, but has had to struggle of late as the legislative environment has grown more hostile to alcoholic drinks. Having assumed the leadership of Baltika late last year, Isaac Sheps talked to just-drinks about what he found when he made the move, what he's battling against today, and what he wants in the future.


The Wehring Interview - StarBev CEO

Chris Mercer | 6 Oct 2011

It's almost two years since Anheuser-Busch InBev offloaded most of its assets in Central and Eastern Europe to CVC Capital for an initial US$2.2bn. Since the sale, CVC's beer business in the region, StarBev, has largely operated under the radar. High time, then, that we caught up with StarBev's CEO (and ex-InBev man), Alain Beyens. just-drinks deputy editor Chris Mercer flew to Prague to meet him.

Latest News

just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 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.


just a While Ago - On 21 July in...

Olly Wehring | 21 Jul 2015

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Heineken opens US$60m Myanmar brewery

Richard Woodard | 13 Jul 2015

Heineken has opened a US$60m brewery in Myanmar as part of a joint venture with local operator Alliance Brewery Company.


just a While Ago - On 10 July in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

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

Olly Wehring | 9 Jul 2015

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Heineken snaps up United Spirits' final UB slice

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

Heineken has bought United Spirits' remaining stake in India's United Breweries (UB) for INR8.72bn (US$137.2m).


just a While Ago - On 3 July in...

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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NPD: United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Max

Rojita Tiwari | 3 Jul 2015

United Breweries has extended its premium beer brand Kingfisher Ultra’s portfolio by launching Kingfisher Ultra Max making it the most expensive strong beer (8% abv and above) in the country.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 19 Jun 2015

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


NPD - Carlsberg's alcohol-free beer

Lucy Britner | 19 Jun 2015

The launch of Carlsberg 0.0% coincides with a GBP14m (US$22.2m) media spend for the Carlsberg brand in 2015.


just a While Ago - On 17 June in...

Olly Wehring | 17 Jun 2015

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just a While Ago - On 15 June in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jun 2015

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Carling launches UK cider push

Lucy Britner | 15 Jun 2015

Molson Coors is to launch a GBP5.4m (US$8.4m) media campaign for its Carling British Cider brand.


Brooklyn Brewery to brew in Australia

Andy Morton | 12 Jun 2015

Brooklyn Brewery is to brew Brooklyn Lager in Australia after agreeing a deal with Coopers Brewery.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

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


just a While Ago - On 12 June in...

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

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Molson Coors steps in for Staropramen in UK

Andy Morton | 10 Jun 2015

Molson Coors is to take over distribution of Staropramen in the UK after it agreed to cut short an agreement with current distributor Carlsberg.


just a While Ago - On 4 June in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

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Carlsberg adds new beers to UK 'Crafted' range

Andy Morton | 3 Jun 2015

Carlsberg has expanded its craft beer portfolio for the UK on-trade as demand for speciality beers grows.


just a While Ago - On 1 June in...

Olly Wehring | 1 Jun 2015

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Carlsberg cuts 180 staff

Andy Morton | 26 May 2015

Carlsberg has cut 180 jobs worldwide as it continues to readjust to heavy losses in Eastern Europe.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 15 May 2015

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

Latest blogs

Carlsberg - Right. Stop that: It's silly

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office.


What's on offer in the UK off-trade?

Lucy Britner | 18 Jun 2015

A red sticker to a shopper is like a red rag to a bull. And as the masses charge at the deals, UK off licences and supermarkets are finding new and novel ways to entice the herd.

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