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Are we about to see a no-alcohol Heineken?

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

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...


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.


Heineken CEO spies trouble ahead for UK

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2015

Heineken's CEO has warned of a tough year ahead in the UK but said that overall the European market is improving.


Has Diageo added Beer to its 'Non-Core' List?

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

Diageo's exit from its beer joint-venture in South Africa and Namibia comes at the same time as observers are considering what else the company defines as non-core to its business. The move suggests to many – and, initially, to me also – that beer is next on the group's non-core list.

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 | 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.


North Korea seeks backers for US$52m brewery

Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2015

North Korea is on the hunt for foreign investors to help fund a US$52m brewery in a new tourism development zone.


Kirin Holdings secures Myanmar Brewery stake buy

Olly Wehring | 19 Aug 2015

Kirin Holdings has stepped in to buy Fraser & Neave's majority stake in Myanmar Brewery Ltd for US$560m.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 14 Aug 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 silent on Comans Wholesale buy report

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports linking it to Irish drinks distributor Comans Wholesale.


China devaluation may hamper margins - analyst

Andy Morton | 12 Aug 2015

China's devaluation of its currency could squeeze profit margins for Scotch producers and other country-of-origin drinks makers, an analyst has warned.


On this day in drinks history

Olly Wehring | 11 Aug 2015

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


Heineken unveils Kronenbourg digital ads - video

Andy Morton | 11 Aug 2015

Heineken has released the final two episodes in a Kronenbourg 1664 digital campaign that show former footballer Eric Cantona pretending to swim the English channel.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 7 Aug 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 ups sales, profits despite volume squeeze

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2015

Heineken has posted a sharp surge in first half profits from the sale of its Mexican packaging arm, but volumes slowed as Western Europe struggled against tough comparisons.


just a While Ago - On 3 August in...

Olly Wehring | 3 Aug 2015

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


Diageo, Heineken end South Africa, Namibia JV

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

Diageo has reiterated its commitment to the beer category, despite pulling out of its South African and Namibian brewing joint-venture with Heineken and Namibian Breweries Ltd, three years ahead of schedule.


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 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.


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

Olly Wehring | 17 Jul 2015

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


just the week in - Beer

Lucy Britner | 17 Jul 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.


A-B InBev launches slim Stella Cidre cans

Lucy Britner | 17 Jul 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev is launching slimline cans for its flavoured Stella Cidre variants in the UK on-trade.

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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