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Heineken set for Vietnam boost as Asia blooms

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-ventur...

The Vietnamese beer market - Focus

Heineken's management team has been in Vietnam this week for the company's annual Financial Markets Conference. CEO Jean-François van Boxmee...

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.

Andy Morton | 21 Apr 2016

When Constellation Brands announced the purchase of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, analysts purred over the Californian craft brewer's plump margins. 

Andy Morton | 20 Apr 2016

Today, Heineken reported a lift in volumes in the first three months of this year. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance by region:

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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.

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.

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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.

Andy Morton | 17 Mar 2016

Heineken has unveiled its latest weapon in the quest for flavour - a new lager under its namesake brand that focusses on yeast.

Andy Morton | 4 Mar 2016

Heineken has launched a blueberry flavour Bulmers cider into the UK on-trade.

Andy Morton | 3 Mar 2016

Heineken is to sell Desperados in specially-made two-thirds pint glasses as it takes the 5.9% spirit-beer on-draught in the UK.

Lucy Britner | 1 Mar 2016

Heineken has launched a global marketing campaign for its namesake lager brand, featuring actor Benicio Del Toro.

Andy Morton | 24 Feb 2016

Heineken is keeping an eye on Nigeria as currency turmoil makes it harder for the company to get money out of the country.

Lucy Britner | 24 Feb 2016

Heineken's US division has partnered with actor Patrick Stewart to launch a television campaign for its Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders. 

Latest blogs

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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