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Constellation and Ballast Point's "sticker shock"

Constellation Brands' beer ambitions took a giant leap forward in 2012 when it secured the US rights to Grupo Modelo's brands. Yesterday, it...

Can C&C Group weather the storm? - Analysis

Asked yesterday what disappointed him the most about C&C Group's first-half results, CEO Stephen Glancey told just-drinks he preferred to lo...

Heineken's Q3 exceeds expectations - Analysis

Lucy Britner | 29 Oct 2015

Yesterday, Heineken released a strong set of Q3 numbers and the consensus from analysts seems to be: We knew it would be good, but not this good. 

Indonesia beer ban talks reopen - Heineken CFO

Lucy Britner | 28 Oct 2015

Heineken has expressed cautious optimism that the ban on selling beer in Indonesian convenience stores could be reconsidered. 

Heineken's Q3 - preview

Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2015

On Wednesday, Heineken will report its third-quarter numbers. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to the end of September:

Winners & losers of AB InBev's SABMiller takeover

Larry Nelson | 13 Oct 2015

As Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller agree to discuss a mutually-satisfactory takeover offer, Larry Nelson looks at who can be considered a winner and who a loser, should the US$104bn purchase go through.

Latest Interviews

Interview - Heineken global activation director

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.

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.

Latest News

Heineken backs cider to take 5% of US beer

Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2015

Heineken has said US cider can grow to 5% of the beer market despite a recent slowdown.

Heineken lager "back in black" in US

Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2015

Heineken's namesake lager brand has returned to growth in the US for the first time in seven years, helped by a reboot of its lower-calorie version, the brewer's Americas president has said.

Heineken to open seventh brewery in Brazil

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2015

Heineken has unveiled plans for a new brewery in Brazil as its core beer brand continues to find growth in the South American country.

Heineken rules out more craft beer buys

Andy Morton | 20 Nov 2015

Heineken has said it has no plans to buy more craft brewers after acquiring a 50% stake in Lagunitas Brewing Co.

ThaiBev YTD profits surge on Myanmar brewery sale

Andy Morton | 13 Nov 2015

ThaiBev has posted a jump in nine-month net profits from the Q3 sale of its Myanmar beer business and a leap in beer volumes.

Heineken appoints UK marketing director

Lucy Britner | 9 Nov 2015

Heineken has appointed Cindy Tervoort to the role of UK marketing director, following the promotion of Jacco van der Linden to managing director of Heineken's operating company in China. 

Heineken targets Halloween with zombie scratchcard

Andy Morton | 29 Oct 2015

Heineken is handing out zombie-themed scratchcards as part of a Halloween activation in the UK on-trade.

Sun shines on Heineken for Q3

Lucy Britner | 28 Oct 2015

Warm weather helped drive a strong third quarter for Heineken.

Heineken secures Pivovarna Lasko control

Andy Morton | 15 Oct 2015

Heineken has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Slovenian brewer and soft drinks producer Pivovarna Lasko.

Carlsberg UK chief James Lousada quits

Olly Wehring | 9 Oct 2015

The head of Carlsberg's operations in the UK, James Lousada, has left the unit, less than two years after assuming the role.

ASA bans Heineken's YouTube Strongbow ad

Lucy Britner | 7 Oct 2015

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against Heineken UK for a Strongbow YouTube advert. 

Dogfish Head sells 15% stake

Andy Morton | 1 Oct 2015

Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has offloaded a 15% stake to private-equity firm LNK.

This week in beer on just-drinks

Olly Wehring | 25 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Heineken creates Ivory Coast JV

Lucy Britner | 25 Sep 2015

Heineken has formed a joint venture in the Ivory Coast to build a brewery and market beer in the country. 

Heineken supports Foster's Rocks with GBP2m push

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2015

Heineken has launched a GBP2m (US$3m) UK marketing campaign for its new rum-flavoured lager, Foster’s Rocks.

Skol is 'most valuable brand in Latin America'

Lucy Britner | 23 Sep 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Skol is the most valuable brand in Latin America, according to BrandZ's Top 50 Most Valuable Latin American Brands.

Heineken unveils Spectre ad featuring Daniel Craig

Olly Wehring | 21 Sep 2015

Heineken has released the first advertisement as part of its tie-up with the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

just the week in Beer

Olly Wehring | 18 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.

Brewers unite for Global Beer Responsibility Day

Lucy Britner | 18 Sep 2015

Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and Heineken along with local brewers and beer associations have launched a global effort to promote responsibility around beer consumption. 

Battle against harmful drinking continues

Lucy Britner | 15 Sep 2015

The CEO of Diageo has said there is "still more work to be done" to address harmful drinking around the world.

just the week in Beer

Olly Wehring | 11 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.

Lagunitas owner pledges allegience to Adnams in UK

Andy Morton | 10 Sep 2015

Lagunitas Brewing Co is to maintain its UK distribution deal with Adnams but will align with new partner Heineken as it expands into the rest of Europe.

Latest blogs

From pixels to pilsner - how video games are moving into alcohol

Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2015

Alcohol companies love a good movie tie-in. A brush with Hollywood glamour seems to give marketers the warm and fuzzies, judging by the number of deals done over the past few years. The new James Bond movie, for example, has both Heineken and Moët Hennessy's Belvedere vodka on board.

Tax Free World Association - Day two: Diageo defends Haig Club as Pernod Ricard backs Jameson

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

Company research

Heineken UK Limited: Foodservice - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis

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Heineken Italia SpA in Alcoholic Drinks (Italy)

Heineken Italia SpA in Alcoholic Drinks (Italy)

During 2014, Heineken Italia celebrated its fortieth year of operations in the country, issuing a sustainability report which listed all of its achievements between 2008 and 2013....

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Heineken Entreprise SAS in Alcoholic Drinks (France)

Heineken Entreprise SAS in Alcoholic Drinks (France)

In the coming years, the huge actual volume share of the Heineken brand will make it a significant enough brand to promote tactically for Heineken Entreprise....

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