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The International Center for Alcohol Policies will merge with the Global Alcohol Producers GroupGLOBAL: 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 I: Living and Breathing Sustainability

10 April 2014

As we start our annual series of management briefings that focus on environmental sustainability, Ben Cooper looks at the importance of integrating the issue into all aspect of a company's operations and thinking.

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.

US: MillerCoors accuses ex-employees of embezzling "millions"

4 April 2014

MillerCoors has claimed that two former sales employees embezzled “several million dollars” from the company.

just On Call - SABMiller eyes growth for SA soft drinks unit, but challenges loom

31 March 2014

SABMiller’s South African soft drinks business is aiming for up to 5% medium-term annual volume growth, but has warned of current challenges such as a weakening Rand and social unrest in the lead-up to elections.

just On Call - SABMiller aims to capture growing number of women drinkers in South Africa

31 March 2014

An on-going rise in the number of women in South Africa choosing to drink alcohol has been identified as an opportunity for SABMiller, with the brewer upping its focus on sweeter beers to capitalise on the trend.

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.

S AFRICA: SABMiller unit cleared in competition probe

25 March 2014

SABMiller's South African subsidiary has been cleared of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour by the country's Competition Tribunal, following a seven-year inquiry.

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.

US: MillerCoors unveils digital media tie-ups

20 March 2014

MillerCoors has teamed up its brands with a range of social media platforms, including a men's lifestyle partnership for its recently-launched Miller Fortune.

Analysis - Alcohol a bright spot for pessimistic Russia

19 March 2014

A note from Bernstein this week has highlighted an increasingly pessimistic mood among Russian consumers.

Product Launch - SCANDINAVIA/UK: Kiviks Musteri's Briska Wild Strawberry, Woodland Fruits

19 March 2014

Swedish beverage maker Kiviks Musteri has added two new flavours to its Briska cider range.

Product Launch - US: MillerCoors' Smith & Forge Hard Cider

4 March 2014

MillerCoors has confirmed the launch of Smith & Forge hard cider in the US.

US: MillerCoors adopts nutrition labelling scheme with Miller64

21 February 2014

MillerCoors is increasing the amount of nutritional information it includes on its Miller64 brand in the US as part of new voluntary recommendations.

The just-drinks Interview - MillerCoors sales president Ed McBrien - Part I

18 February 2014

Last week, MillerCoors unveiled the biggest brand launch in its five-and-a-half year history: Miller Fortune, a beer designed to take on the spirits market. But, how will this strategy play out, and what else does the brewing JV have in store to rescue its flagging volumes? Here, in the first part of an exclusive two-part interview just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore tackles the US firm's sales president, Ed McBrien.

Editor's Viewpoint - Pernod Ricard: What Time Do You Call This?

18 February 2014

For as long as I've known the firm, Pernod Ricard has always carried itself with an air of Gallic insouciance:

just On Call - Molson Coors to remain focussed on innovation - CEO

13 February 2014

Molson Coors’ CEO has declared that innovation remains the company’s “top priority” in 2014 as part of a bid to attract new drinkers.

Analysis - Light at the end of the tunnel for MillerCoors?

13 February 2014

MillerCoors’ full-year results today (13 February) revealed how the JV is continuing to see a rebalancing of where it generates sales.

US: MillerCoors FY profits up, but sales flat as light beers suffer

13 February 2014

MillerCoors saw a strong performance from its “above premium” brands offset weakness among its premium light portfolio in 2013, while its full-year profits rose by single digits.

RUSSIA: SABMiller sees Russia struggle in 2013, upbeat on year ahead

11 February 2014

SABMiller has admitted to an unsatisfactory year for its partnership with Anadolu Efes in Russia, but maintains that 2014 offers reasons for optimism.

Product Launch - US: MillerCoors' Miller Fortune

10 February 2014

MillerCoors has launched a 6.9% abv golden lager aimed at stealing back share from the spirits category.

UK: Sport, music alcohol tie-ups under spotlight with new code

31 January 2014

Drinks companies that sponsor sport, music and cultural events in the UK will be monitored under a new industry code being introduced today (31 January).

NIGERIA: SABMiller unveils US$110m brewery upgrade

23 January 2014

SABMiller has started work on tripling production capacity at one of its Nigerian breweries as part of a US$110m investment.

Analysis - Will SABMiller go soft on its CSD interests?

22 January 2014

What does the future hold for SABMiller's soft drinks holdings?

Focus - SABMiller's Q3 Performance by Region

21 January 2014

Earlier today, SABMiller reported a slight rise in third quarter sales and volumes. The group’s performance in emerging markets was encouraging, but volumes in Europe and North America were down. Here just-drinks takes a more in-depth look at the brewer and soft drinks producer's results by region:

CHINA: Anheuser-Busch InBev silent on US$630m Ginsber deal rumours

15 January 2014

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports it is set to acquire China's Ginsber Draft Beer Company for CNY3.8bn (US$630m).

Analysis - Anheuser-Busch InBev's M&A prospects for 2014

7 January 2014

How likely is it that Anheuser-Busch InBev will get out its chequebook in 2014? The brewer completed its US$20bn swoop for Mexico's Grupo Modelo last year, but one analyst believes its thirst for M&A – inside and outside of beer - remains high.

Focus - Graham Mackay, former SABMiller CEO - 1949-2013

19 December 2013

Graham Mackay, who died yesterday aged 64, leaves behind an impressive legacy at the company he joined 35 years ago, then called South African Breweries Ltd.

RUSSIA/TURKEY: Anadolu Efes to close Russian brewery

18 December 2013

Anadolu Efes has lined up the closure of one of its breweries in Russia, as the clampdown on alcohol abuse hits beer consumption in the country.

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