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Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to t...

Anheuser-Busch InBev, SABMiller The End of History

Everyone in the brewing industry has an opinion on whether Anheuser-Busch InBev is set to acquire SABMiller. And here's Larry Nelson's....

The decline of Russia's beer market

Five years ago, Heineken announced it was cutting 140 jobs in Russia, with the suspension of brewing at one of its sites. The news came just...

Soft Drinks & Water - Russia in Turmoil

Ray Rowlands of Drinksinfo Ltd takes a look at the changing face of the Russian beverage market and reviews the impact of the current econom...

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Carlsberg's Baltika 4 Dec 2012

Olly Wehring

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 6 Oct 2011

Chris Mercer

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 a While Ago - On 24 October in... 24 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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


Carlsberg finalises Chongqing brewery buy 23 Oct 2014

Andy Morton

Carlsberg has completed its takeover of Chongqing Beer Group's remaining brewing interests in China.


just a While Ago - On 21 October in... 21 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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


Pivovarna Lasko eyes expansion as buyer sought 20 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Pivovarna Laško, a Slovenia-based brewer and soft drinks producer, has confirmed it remains up for sale and is looking for the buyer to spend at least EUR75m (US$96m) on the business.


Carlsberg restructures UK sales unit 17 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Carlsberg has restructured its UK executive team to create two new sales director roles.

Latest blogs

How to beat FIFA at the World Cup ad game 28 May 2014

Andy Morton

The start of the FIFA World Cup is just two weeks away, and excitement is growing, not least at The Coca-Cola Co and Anheuser-Busch InBev, the event's two drinks sponsors.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 16 Dec 2013

James Wilmore

A look at what was hitting the headlines last week

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