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FRANCE: Heineken spends again on French brewery expansion

11 April 2014

Heineken is to invest EUR18.5m (US$25.7m) over the next two years at its brewery in Mons-en-Barœul in northern France, the biggest of the three plants it operates in the country.

GLOBAL: International Center for Alcohol Policies, Global Alcohol Producers Group to merge

11 April 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.

Sustainability in Beer - Part II: Deciding Sustainability Priorities

10 April 2014

In the second part of this month's management briefing, which shines the light on the importance of environmental sustainability in the brewing industry, Ben Cooper considers the impact of stakeholder input for the world's beer producers.

Sustainability in Beer - Part IV: Company by Company - Heineken, Molson Coors, SABMiller

10 April 2014

The penultimate part of this month's management briefing sees Ben Cooper continue his review of the environmental efforts of the larger brewers. Here, he looks at Heineken, Molson Coors and SABMiller.

HAITI: Heineken moves forward with US$100m injection

7 April 2014

Heineken is to launch the second phase of a US$100m investment in its Haitian brewery, Brasserie Nationale d'Haiti, the Dutch group has confirmed.

Product Launch - MEXICO: Heineken’s Dos Equis Radler

7 April 2014

Heineken’s Mexican subsidiary, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, has launched a radler variant of its Dos Equis beer brand in Mexico.

The just-drinks Interview - Constellation Brands International GM Philip Kingston

3 April 2014

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.

UK: Heineken consults staff over Bulmers shake-up

3 April 2014

Heineken has confirmed it has entered into a consultation process with 97 staff affected by changes to UK production of its Bulmers cider brand.

UK: Diageo bolsters Guinness tie-up with Grand National

3 April 2014

Diageo has upped its links with horse racing's annual Grand National Festival by becoming an "official" sponsor.

GLOBAL: Heineken chief calls on health lobby to drop "mistrust" of industry

1 April 2014

Heineken's CEO has urged health lobbyists and regulators to drop their “mistrust” of the drinks industry and work with brands to persuade consumers that moderate drinking is “cool”.

FRANCE: Heineken to invest EUR10m in French brewery

28 March 2014

The French unit of Heineken is set to invest EUR10m (US$13.8m) in one of its breweries in France.

UK: Heineken confirms staff cuts

27 March 2014

Heineken's UK unit has confirmed that 55 job losses planned for next month will go ahead.

UK: Fruit-flavoured ciders see boom as new entrants circle - research

26 March 2014

Sales of fruit-flavoured cider in the UK have more than doubled in the last two years, ahead of the overall category, with growth expected to continue, according to market researchers.

CHINA: Tsingtao Brewery Co see FY profits rise - reports

26 March 2014

Tsingtao Brewery Co has seen a healthy rise in full-year profits and gained market share, according to reports.

just the Answer: Heineken's Asia-Pacific president, Roland Pirmez

24 March 2014

Roland Pirmez was president of Asia Pacific Breweries before Heineken took full control of the joint venture in 2012. He now combines that role with heading up Heineken's Asia Pacific division. just-drinks sat down up with the Belgian just before he delivered a presentation to investors in London on Friday (21 March).

CHINA: Heineken breaks ground on new brewery

24 March 2014

Heineken has started construction on a third Chinese brewery as it aims to secure stronger margins in the high-growth market.

AFRICA: Beer growth in Africa to leapfrog Asia - study

24 March 2014

Africa is expected to overtake Asia as the fastest-growing global beer market within the next five years, helped by economic development, expanding populations and rising wages, according to a new report.

Product Launch - US: Anheuser-Busch InBev's Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider

20 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed details of a major new cider launch into the fast-expanding segment in the US.

Product Launch - US: Heineken's Strongbow Gold Apple, Honey & Apple Hard Cider

20 March 2014

Heineken is looking to surf the wave of hard cider growth in the US with the launch of two expressions of its Strongbow brand.

Research in Focus - Cider's Potential Bubbles to the Surface

17 March 2014

Global manufacturers, orchards owners, and independent brewers are realising the potential in the cider/perry market beyond core markets, particularly the UK. Evolving cider/perry markets in Eastern Europe and New World markets, notably the US, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina, have driven growth in recent years.

US: Diageo drops Guinness from St Patrick's Day parade

17 March 2014

Diageo has pulled its Guinness sponsorship of today's (17 March) St Patrick's Day parade in New York City after organisers refused to change the event's policy on gay and lesbian groups.

US: Danone Waters of America poaches Heineken executive

14 March 2014

Danone Waters' North American unit has appointed a new marketing VP.

Product Launch - US: Heineken's Dos Equis Dos-A-Rita

13 March 2014

The US division of Heineken a limited roll-out in the country for a margarita-flavoured extension of the Dos Equis Mexican beer brand.

US: Heineken eyes US for Desperados battle with Anheuser-Busch Inbev's Lime-a-Rita

11 March 2014

Heineken and Anheuser-Busch InBev may soon lock horns in the US after the Dutch brewer told just-drinks that it is “looking at possibilities” for its Desperados brand in the country.

Comment - "Speers" and the Near-Beer Revolution

10 March 2014

At the launch of an extension to Heineken's hugely successful Desperados brand two weeks ago, the brewer's UK management issued a brash come-on to rivals looking to challenge them in the so-called “spirit-beer” category. “You'd better be good,” they said.

Product Launch - UK: Anheuser-Busch InBev's Cubanisto

6 March 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced its entry into the 'spirit beer' sub-category in the UK, with Cubanisto.

Product Launch - UK: Heineken's Strongbow Citrus Edge

28 February 2014

Heineken has followed the launch of Strongbow Dark Fruit with a new flavour for the cider brand.

UK: Heineken challenges spirit beer rivals as Desperados Verde expands launch

27 February 2014

Heineken has warned potential spirit beer competitors in the UK that they'd “better be good” if they want a slice of the fast-growing category.

Product Launch - UK: Heineken's Old Mout Cider

27 February 2014

Heineken has launched a UK version of its New Zealand cider brand Old Mout as it targets consumers it claims are looking beyond Kopparberg and Rekorderlig for flavoured ciders.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken fills vacant HR leader post

20 February 2014

Heineken has appointed a new human resources chief, eight months after the previous head left the company.

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