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Heineken - "strong performance in uncertain world"

Yesterday, Heineken posted a solid set of full-year numbers. That's good news for the brewer, of course, but it always begs the question: Ca...

Heineken's FY performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, Heineken reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year. Here, just-d...

Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2016

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and brokerage firm, here's a look at the report's significant research conclusions.

Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 2016

Heineken will release its Q4 and full-year results on Wednesday (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and lows in the three months to the end of December:

Having considered brewing trends in the year ahead yesterday, Euromonitor now takes a corporate view on what 2016 will look like in the beer category.

Larry Nelson | 28 Jan 2016

just-drinks' beer commentator, Larry Nelson, starts his 2016 output by looking at three of the more recent brewing moves around the world.

Latest Interviews

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.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 11 Feb 2016

Heineken has signalled plans to roll out Californian craft beer Lagunitas beyond its US heartland, this year. 

Olly Wehring | 10 Feb 2016

Heineken has reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year.

Andy Morton | 1 Feb 2016

Jose Cuervo has launched so-called "sipping" Tequila Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado in South Africa.

Andy Morton | 25 Jan 2016

Kirin's Australian unit, Lion, has discontinued its draught beer system Tap King in another blow for attempts to induce consumer demand for at-home kegs. 

Andy Morton | 22 Jan 2016

United Breweries has launched Kingfisher Buzz as it targets Bacardi's dominance in India's RTD market.

Andy Morton | 20 Jan 2016

Heineken has appointed a managing director for its UK Star Pubs & Bars unit as it increases focus on its managed bars portfolio.

Andy Morton | 11 Jan 2016

Anheuser-Busch InBev is most likely to sell SABMiller's European beer brands to private-equity groups partly because the company could buy them back later, an analyst has said.

Andy Morton | 7 Jan 2016

Vietnam's beer industry is to increase output by a quarter over the next four years, the country's brewer's association has reportedly said.

Andy Morton | 5 Jan 2016

The chairman of Carlsberg has hinted the brewer may not be in the running to buy Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, after telling a Danish newspaper the company is not looking to make acquisitions.

Andy Morton | 4 Jan 2016

Diageo has completed the sale of most of its remaining wine assets to Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

Jagdish Kumar | 4 Jan 2016

Indian private bank Yes Bank has offloaded its 3% holding in United Breweries.

Lucy Britner | 15 Dec 2015

The Mexican division of Heineken has redesigned its Carta Blanca beer brand to appeal to younger consumers in the country.

Andy Morton | 10 Dec 2015

PepsiCo has switched bottlers in Croatia to Radenska after its previous partner decided to exit the soft drinks category.

Andy Morton | 2 Dec 2015

Heineken is to appeal a EUR31.5m (US$33.4m) fine from Greek authorities for infringing fair practice rules, including offering incentives to retailers and wholesalers to only stock its beer.

Olly Wehring | 2 Dec 2015

Heineken has pulled in a further EUR460m (US$487m) from a note placement, three months after raising EUR500m from a separate note tranche.

Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2015

Carlsberg has emerged as the frontrunner to take over SABMiller's Grolsch and Peroni beer brands should Anheuser-Busch InBev offload them in the wake of its SAB takeover, an analyst has said.

Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2015

Malaysia is to raise its minimum drinking age from 18 to 21, according to a news report.

Andy Morton | 1 Dec 2015

Diageo has completed the withdrawal from its South African and Namibian brewing joint-ventures with Heineken, recouping ZAR2bn (US$138m) in the process.

Jagdish Kumar | 30 Nov 2015

Heineken has bought another bank of shares in United Breweries, as the European brewer inches towards securing majority control of India’s market leader.

Lucy Britner | 27 Nov 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.

Andy Morton | 23 Nov 2015

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

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.

Latest blogs

Lucy Britner | 15 Jan 2016

Women don't get drunk - and certainly not on Heineken.

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.

Company research

Heineken UK Limited: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis

Heineken UK Limited: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profi

Canadean's "Heineken UK Limited: Consumer Packaged Goods - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis" contains in depth information and data about the company and its operations...

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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 México S de RL de CV in Alcoholic Drinks (Mexico)

Heineken México S de RL de CV in Alcoholic Drinks (Mexico)

Heineken México is the second largest beer company in Mexico and the largest traditional beer company in Mexico, as it positions itself to own the widest portfolio of beers in Mexico. Its strategy is...

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