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AB InBev and SABMiller – We (all) told you so

Today's confirmation that Anheuser-Busch InBev is exploring a bid for SABMiller will have come as a surprise to precisely nobody in the glob...

Is Heineken right to jump in bed with Lagunitas? -

Heineken has roared out of the craft beer blocks with news yesterday it was taking a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Co....

Are we about to see a no-alcohol Heineken?

Andy Morton | 2 Sep 2015

Last week, Heineken held its quarterly 'What's Brewing' seminar, a chance for analysts to hear the latest strategy from the brewer.

Butch, Sundance and the Battle to Keep Beer Share

Larry Nelson | 11 Aug 2015

It might be insomnia, it might be the light evenings, but Larry Nelson has taken to his television this month and found a classic film with echoes of the attempts of the big brewers to stop ceding share to the little guys.

Molson Coors' Q2 & H1 Performance by Region

Olly Wehring | 10 Aug 2015

Late last week, Molson Coors reported a marked fall in half-year net profits on a near-15% drop in sales. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the brewer’s Q2 & H1 performance by region:

Heineken's premium power soothes football hangover

Andy Morton | 4 Aug 2015

When Heineken released its first-quarter results early this year, analysts warned that the company's self-described “solid progress” would soon be in for a reality check.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Heineken global activation director

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.

just a Moment With ... Heineken

Olly Wehring | 9 Mar 2015

This week, just-drinks welcomes Fiona Curtin, the senior innovation manager at Heineken's division in Ireland and a just-drinks subscriber.

Latest News

ASA bans Heineken's YouTube Strongbow ad

Lucy Britner | 7 Oct 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Heineken UK for a Strongbow YouTube advert. 

Dogfish Head sells 15% stake

Andy Morton | 1 Oct 2015

Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has offloaded a 15% stake to private-equity firm LNK.

This week in beer on just-drinks

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Heineken creates Ivory Coast JV

Lucy Britner | 25 Sep 2015

Heineken has formed a joint venture in the Ivory Coast to build a brewery and market beer in the country. 

Heineken supports Foster's Rocks with GBP2m push

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2015

Heineken has launched a GBP2m (US$3m) UK marketing campaign for its new rum-flavoured lager, Foster’s Rocks.

Skol is 'most valuable brand in Latin America'

Lucy Britner | 23 Sep 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Skol is the most valuable brand in Latin America, according to BrandZ's Top 50 Most Valuable Latin American Brands.

Heineken unveils Spectre ad featuring Daniel Craig

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Heineken has released the first advertisement as part of its tie-up with the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

just the week in Beer

Olly Wehring | 18 Sep 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.

Brewers unite for Global Beer Responsibility Day

Lucy Britner | 18 Sep 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and Heineken along with local brewers and beer associations have launched a global effort to promote responsibility around beer consumption. 

Battle against harmful drinking continues

Lucy Britner | 15 Sep 2015

The CEO of Diageo has said there is "still more work to be done" to address harmful drinking around the world.

just the week in Beer

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 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.

Lagunitas owner pledges allegience to Adnams in UK

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2015

Lagunitas Brewing Co is to maintain its UK distribution deal with Adnams but will align with new partner Heineken as it expands into the rest of Europe.

MillerCoors takes control of Saint Archer Brewing

Olly Wehring | 10 Sep 2015

MillerCoors has followed Heineken earlier this week with its own acquisition in the US craft beer category, this time for a majority holding in Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Moet Hennessy launches James Bond, Belvedere ad

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2015

Moët Hennessy has unveiled the first TV ad for its Belvedere vodka partnership with Spectre, the next James Bond movie.

United Breweries ups market share in India

Jagdish Kumar | 8 Sep 2015

India's beer market leader United Breweries has further increased its share in the country, according to figures released earlier this month.

just the week in Beer

Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 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.

Heineken set to raise EUR500m from note placement

Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2015

Heineken is to raise EUR500m (US$559.5m) through the placement of a set of six-year notes.

Heineken integrates cider and beer

Andy Morton | 1 Sep 2015

Heineken is looking to premiumise the global cider category by incorporating cider production within its existing breweries.

Amstel returns to football with UEFA tie-up

Olly Wehring | 1 Sep 2015

Heineken has lined up a partnership with the UEFA Europa League football tournament for its Amstel brand.

Heineken adds to UK on-trade footprint

Olly Wehring | 1 Sep 2015

Heineken has boosted its on-trade presence in the UK through the purchase of 13 pubs from Greene King.

Heineken silent on UB takeover report

Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).

Russian brewers issue warning after bottle deal

Andy Morton | 20 Aug 2015

Brewers in Russia are to scrap their 1.5-litre PET bottle lines despite warning the move will drive consumers to illegal alcohol.

Latest blogs

Does Oscar glory beckon for 'Mr Heineken'?

Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2015

Alcohol always has a big presence at the Oscars, albeit mostly in a supporting role.

Heineken has eye on the (soccer) ball in US

James Wilmore | 12 Feb 2015

Heineken is betting big on the long-term opportunity around soccer in the US.

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