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Analysis - Cider's Campaign Gains

As the US looks set to start imbibing cider like its friends across the pond, we look at the key messages from this year’s campaign crop....

SABMiller baulks at lack of Brazil M&A

SABMiller has chosen a high-end positioning for its presence in Brazil over making an acquisition in the country....


just On Call - Heineken CEO hints at craft boost

Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2015

Heineken's CEO has said the company is to add premium lines to its portfolio - including craft brands - to stave off competition from independent brewers.


Research - Cider/Perry: Adapts, Evolves & Grows

Euromonitor International | 1 Jun 2015

The cider/perry market has witnessed phenomenal developments in the last ten years, making it the World's fastest-growing alcoholic drinks category, in volume terms.


Most Chosen FMCG Brands Globally - Kantar

Lucy Britner | 27 May 2015

Coca-Cola and Coors are the most popular soft and alcoholic drinks, according to Kantar Worldpanel's Brand Footprint report – an annual study of the most chosen FMCG brands globally.


The Beer Engine that is Africa

Euromonitor International | 20 May 2015

Africa is the final frontier for beer, according to Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing 'Africa: The Final Frontier for Beer'.

Latest Interviews

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.


Interview: Krombacher's export director

Olly Wehring | 18 Nov 2014

Oliver Braun joined German brewer Krombacher almost five years ago from Anheuser-Busch InBev. Today, he is the company's export & international sales director. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with him last month when he visited London.

Latest News

just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


NPD: United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Max

Rojita Tiwari | 3 Jul 2015

United Breweries has extended its premium beer brand Kingfisher Ultra’s portfolio by launching Kingfisher Ultra Max making it the most expensive strong beer (8% abv and above) in the country.


A-B InBev appoints former Heineken ad agency

Lucy Britner | 3 Jul 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev has appointed Heineken's former advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy as its global agency of record for two of its beer brands.


just a While Ago - On 01 July in...

Olly Wehring | 1 Jul 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Lucy Britner | 26 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Product Launch - Heineken's Foster's Rocks

Andy Morton | 26 Jun 2015

Heineken, the company behind the Tequila-flavoured Desperados, is to launch a rum-flavoured spirit-beer range into the UK under its Foster's brand.


just a While Ago - On 25 June in...

Olly Wehring | 25 Jun 2015

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


"It's not cool to be drunk" - Heineken CEO

Olly Wehring | 23 Jun 2015

The head of Heineken has called for a fresh direction for the drinks industry's engagement with consumers over responsible drinking.


Heineken launches Newcastle Brown Ale push

Andy Morton | 23 Jun 2015

Heineken has launched a new Newcastle Brown Ale campaign in the US to dispel an apparent perception of the ale as a “heavy” beer.


just a While Ago - On 22 June in...

Olly Wehring | 22 Jun 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 19 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 17 June in...

Olly Wehring | 17 Jun 2015

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


Heineken unveils GBP8.5m rugby push

Lucy Britner | 17 Jun 2015

Heineken has unveiled its UK on-trade plans to support the 2015 Rugby World Cup, following the announcement last October that its namesake brand is the official beer sponsor.


Heineken launches Symonds cider campaign in UK

Lucy Britner | 17 Jun 2015

Heineken has launched its first above-the-line marketing campaign in the UK for Symonds Founder’s Reserve Cider, as part of a GBP2m (US$3.15m) push for the brand.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 12 Jun 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 8 June in...

Olly Wehring | 8 Jun 2015

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


just a While Ago - On 27 May in...

Olly Wehring | 27 May 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 22 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


just a While Ago - On 11 May in...

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


NPD: Heineken's Blind Pig spirit-cider

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

Heineken has launched a spirit-flavoured cider that takes its name from a Prohibition-era ritual.


just a While Ago - On 8 May in...

Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

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

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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