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Comment - Heineken's 'No' Cuts SABMiller Options

Heineken's announcement earlier today of an approach by SABMiller confirms what some observers have warned in recent months: The 'Mega-Merge...

SABMiller spurned by Heineken: The start of the en

To many observers, the endgame for 'Mega Merger' began today. With SABMiller being outed for approaching Heineken about a takeover, the over...

The End of the Road for International Beer Brands?

Larry Nelson has been looking at the global brewers' numbers this month, and mulling what their report cards say about the state of internat...

Heineken basks in praise despite H2 clouds

There was a general thumbs up from analysts in the wake of Heineken's H1 results yesterday. But while many praised the brewer's strong volum...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Heineken Africa & Middle East chief 23 Jun 2014

Andy Morton

Heineken will open its newest African brewery in Ethiopia next month as the brewer continues to expand across the continent. Last week, just-drinks sat down with Siep Hiemstra, Heineken's president for Africa and the Middle East, to talk football, Nigeria and if there's an African Tiger waiting to take on the world.

Interview - Constellation International's GM 3 Apr 2014

Andy Morton

At ProWein 2014, Andy Morton sat down with Constellation's international general manager Philip Kingston to talk about its expanding global ambitions including a new tie-up in China for its Robert Mondavi brand.

Latest News

just the Week in - Beer 19 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

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

Heineken begins hunt for CFO 19 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Heineken has announced plans to replace its CFO next year but has stopped short of confirming his departure.

Heineken to sell 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns 16 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Heineken is narrowing the size of its UK pub estate with the sale of 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns.

Heineken rejects SABMiller purchase proposal 15 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Heineken has confirmed it has received a takeover approach from SABMiller but that the proposal is “non-actionable”.

A-B InBev silent on bank talks over SABMiller deal 15 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports that it is in talks with banks about financing a deal for its rival SABMiller.

Latest blogs

The man with the golden lager - is Bond still working for Heineken? 8 Jul 2014

Andy Morton

It has been about two years since Heineken sponsored the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall. Remember when the brewer scored a huge marketing coup by arranging a scene in which the British super spy takes a break from saving the world with a cold glass of Heineken lager?

Glenmorangie, Hardys and Heineken – The Drinks of Sports Billies 23 May 2014

Olly Wehring

It's been a sporting week for me, and one I don't think I'll forget about for a very, very long time.

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