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Is there a future for the global beer brand?

Can you think of a global beer brand? One that is not hamstrung by being limited to certain regions? It's not easy. Indeed, Stephen Beaumont...

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Andy Morton | 16 May 2016

Heineken, which last week held a capital markets seminar in Vietnam, has a long and storied history in Asia. In 1931, it set up joint-venture Asia Pacific Breweries with Fraser & Neave in a partnership that only ended in November 2012 when Heineken bought out F&N's stake.

Andy Morton | 12 May 2016

Heineken's management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer called the country the "poster child" for international beer thanks to its strong demographics and growing demand. Here's a snapshot of Heineken's current position in Vietnam and how the market is developing, as outlined by Heineken's Vietnam MD, Leo Evers.

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2016

Earlier today, Carlsberg released a trading update for the first three months of 2016. Net sales grew in organic terms by 2% in the first quarter, as group volumes dipped by 2%. Here, we look at the company’s performance during the three-month period by region.

Stephen Beaumont | 10 May 2016

This month, we welcome a new beer commentator to just-drinks. In his first outing, Stephen Beaumont considers whether Asia's brewers are best placed to feast on the scraps from Anheuser-Busch InBev's table as it devours SABMiller.

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Olly Wehring | 21 Jun 2016

Last year, Heineken secured a return to the European sports stage for its Amstel brand. Having called time on its ten-year sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League football competition in 2005, Amstel has just completed the first of a three-year tie-up with the slightly lower-profile Europa League football tournament. Replacing Amstel as Champions League sponsor? Why, it was - and continues to be - brand Heineken. Last month, Olly Wehring travelled to Switzerland to meet Walter Drenth, the group's senior global director for international brands, before being forced to endure his team's defeat that evening to Seville in the Europa League final.

Olly Wehring | 28 Sep 2015

The Rugby World Cup is just over one week old and the event is dominating the television, radio and newspapers here in the UK. As one of the event's headline sponsors, Heineken hopes that this level of interest will continue, right through to the final on 31 October. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Heineken's global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt, about the brewer's activities in and around the tournament, the balance of power between television and digital marketing and whether the host nation's continued presence in the event actually matters.

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Lucy Britner | 21 Jun 2016

Mexican beer volumes in the US have remained strong in the three months to 21 May, while craft brands have seen their healthy growth rates slip back, according to recent figures.

Olly Wehring | 20 Jun 2016

Heineken has lined up the first television advert in the UK for its Amstel lager brand.

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2016

Heineken is to sell its Sol lager brand in an insulated multi-pack that can keep beer cold for up to six hours.

Olly Wehring | 9 Jun 2016

Heineken has confirmed recent speculation that it will become a "Global Partner" of motor racing’s Formula One World Championship.

Lucy Britner | 3 Jun 2016

Heineken has launched a "multi-million pound" advertising campaign for its Old Mout cider, as it looks to drive consumer awareness of the brand in the UK.

Andy Morton | 2 Jun 2016

Heineken's new partner Lagunitas has seen seen sales soar in the past year as craft beer connected to mainstream breweries outpaced independent rivals, new IRI off-trade figures show.

Lucy Britner | 27 May 2016

Heineken International has signed a joint venture agreement with Philippines-based Asia Brewery as it looks to drive premiumisation in the region. 

Andy Morton | 19 May 2016

Heineken's majority-owned Indian brewer, United Breweries, has said it is will look to invest in more waste-water recycling programmes after "acute shortages" forced it to decrease beer production.

Andy Morton | 16 May 2016

Heineken has said the "vast majority" of the Chinese beer market makes no profits.

Olly Wehring | 16 May 2016

Heineken has declined to comment on recent reports claiming its namesake brand will sponsor the Formula 1 World Championship.

Andy Morton | 13 May 2016

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has returned for a new series of TV ads for Heineken Light after a previous campaign helped drive fresh growth for Heineken's namesake lager. 

Andy Morton | 12 May 2016

Heineken's CEO has told analysts he is committed to improving the brewer's margins, "but it is not an obsession".

Lucy Britner | 5 May 2016

Heineken has released a new campaign for its Kronenbourg 1664 brand in the UK, as it continues its relationship with former football star Eric Cantona.

Olly Wehring | 29 Apr 2016

Competitive issues among the world's larger brewers may result in a private equity company leading the race for SABMiller's assets in Central & Eastern Europe, an analyst has told just-drinks.

Andy Morton | 29 Apr 2016

Heineken has unveiled a UK marketing campaign for John Smith's Golden Ale alongside football commentator and former Wales captain Robbie Savage.

Andy Morton | 25 Apr 2016

Heineken has launched its Heineken Light brand into Europe for the first time.

Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2016

Heineken's global volumes jumped 11% in the first quarter of the year as the strong New Year in China and Vietnam stoked performance.

Andy Morton | 12 Apr 2016

Heineken is to overhaul its Tecate brand as the major brewers vie for dominance in the US's fast-growing Mexican beer market.

Jagdish Kumar | 7 Apr 2016

Heineken has appointed equity sales specialist JM Financial in India, as it continues to increase its stake in the country's beer market leader, United Breweries.

Olly Wehring | 24 Mar 2016

Heineken has lined up a cricket sponsorship deal in the UK for its Foster's brand, with the beer acquiring 'official lager' status with the England & Wales Cricket Board.

Olly Wehring | 22 Mar 2016

Heineken has released details of a cherry blossom & red fruit flavoured expression of its Strongbow hard cider brand in the US.

Andy Morton | 21 Mar 2016

Heineken's head brewer has said making a good alcohol-free beer is the "ultimate challenge" for beer companies, but stopped short of confirming one for its Heineken brand.

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Olly Wehring | 18 May 2016

Greetings from Zurich. Here as a guest of Heineken's Amstel brand, I'm due to sit down later today with the group's senior global director for international brands, Walter Drenth.

Andy Morton | 12 Apr 2016

You would be forgiven for thinking that the US cider boom is over. Sales growth of as much as 90% in the past few years has shrunk to double figures.

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