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Heineken CEO spies trouble ahead for UK

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?

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 comp...


Diageo, Heineken and NBL in South Africa & Namibia

Olly Wehring | 28 Jul 2015

Earlier today, Diageo and Heineken announced the dissolution of their joint venture in South Africa and Namibia with Namibian Breweries Ltd (NBL). Here are the full details behind the transaction.


SABMiller, Carlsberg, Heineken: Poland's beer itch

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2015

As the third-largest beer market in Europe, Poland plays a sizable part in the fortunes of three of the world's largest brewers. As market leader, SABMiller is particularly keen that the country's consumers keep on chugging.


Analysis - Cider's Campaign Gains

Lucy Britner | 25 Jun 2015

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

Olly Wehring | 22 Jun 2015

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

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

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.


Heineken overhauls Birra Moretti bottle

Andy Morton | 16 Jul 2015

Heineken has expanded the launch of a new bottle for its Italian beer brand Birra Moretti to the UK.


just a While Ago - On 15 July in...

Olly Wehring | 15 Jul 2015

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


Heineken's Caledonian Brewery opens test site

Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2015

Heineken's Scottish subsidiary, Caledonian Brewery, is to roll out new craft innovations into the UK after opening a GBP100,000 (US$156,000) pilot brewery.


Heineken opens US$60m Myanmar brewery

Richard Woodard | 13 Jul 2015

Heineken has opened a US$60m brewery in Myanmar as part of a joint venture with local operator Alliance Brewery Company.


Innis & Gunn names global marketing head

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2015

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed its first world-wide marketing head as it brings in new faces to drive exports.


just a While Ago - On 10 July in...

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2015

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


Heineken snaps up United Spirits' final UB slice

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

Heineken has bought United Spirits' remaining stake in India's United Breweries (UB) for INR8.72bn (US$137.2m).


just a While Ago - On 7 July in...

Olly Wehring | 7 Jul 2015

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


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...

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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