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Last week, Heineken delivered one of its What's Brewing seminars, a series of presentations by regional presidents for industry analysts. The latest covered Europe, and Heineken's head of the region, Stefan Orlowski, spoke about the importance of premium growth on the continenet as well as the contiued growth in low- and no-alcohol products. Here, just-drinks presents some of Orlowski's key findings on the European beer market.
On Wednesday, Heineken will release a trading update for the third quarter of 2016. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the three months to the end of September:
The Great American Beer Festival returned, earlier this month. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont travelled to Denver to report from the three-day event and gauge the health of the beer category in the US.
Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.
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.
Heineken's Australian unit will refund customers who are not satisfied with the company's new mid-strength beer.
Heineken has lined up the pan-European import of its Bintang Indonesian lager beyond the brand's current presence in the Netherlands.
Global Beer Georgia has secured a near-US$20m loan to build a brewery in the country that will produce Heineken brands under licence.
Heineken is to more than double the number of UK pubs it owns after agreeing a part-deal in the country for Punch Taverns.
Punch Taverns has confirmed it is in "advanced discussions" with Heineken over a potential sale of the UK pub operator.
Heineken UK has teamed up with a slam poet in a campaign to highlight the community value of pubs.
Heineken has released the first beer from its new Ivory Coast brewery even though the site will not officially open until next year.
Heineken has launched a 0% alcohol version of its Cruzcampo beer in Spain.
Heineken is to deliver its brands direct to UK consumers' doors in a new partnership with Deliveroo.
Heineken has launched its third brand Heineken TV ad to feature actor Benicio Del Toro in a special festive campaign.
Heineken's UK unit is highlighting its UEFA Champions League tie-up with limited-edition brand Heineken packs.
A doubling of finance costs linked to the devaluation of the Naira has dragged down nine-month profits for Heineken-controlled Nigerian Breweries.
Today, Heineken reported a rise in YTD volumes. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region.
Heineken is continuing to invest in Red Stripe with a launch through Travel Retail.
Strong growth in key markets Vietnam and Mexico have helped drive Heineken's nine-month volumes, but ongoing currency fluctuations could hamper the full-year's bottom line.
A brand's strength is likely to protect beverage companies from a Unilever-style stand-off with UK off-premise retailers, an analyst has told just-drinks.
Heineken has confirmed its intention to cease production at its brewery in the Russian province of Kaliningrad.
Alcoholic drinks that use healthy cues will struggle to break into the mass market, according to analysts at Mintel.
Diageo's Johnnie Walker and Smirnoff have continued their slide down a list of the world's most valuable brands.
Heineken has created a new global role that will focus on global off-premise operators.
Heineken UK has joined a growing number of brewers in the country to release premium brands in cans.
The Dutch unit of Heineken has launched an app designed to encourage off-premise consumers in the country to buy a Heineken in the on-premise.
Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at just-drinks dusting off their resumes.
Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.
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