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Comment - Heineken's 'No' Cuts SABMiller Options

Heineken's announcement earlier today of an approach by SABMiller confirms what some observers have warned in recent months: The 'Mega-Merge...

SABMiller spurned by Heineken: The start of the en

To many observers, the endgame for 'Mega Merger' began today. With SABMiller being outed for approaching Heineken about a takeover, the over...

William Grant and Drambuie: It Had to be You

While it was a predictable bit of business, William Grant & Sons' purchase of Drambuie – announced yesterday – still carries a slight elemen...

The End of the Road for International Beer Brands?

Larry Nelson has been looking at the global brewers' numbers this month, and mulling what their report cards say about the state of internat...

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks Interview - Portman Group CEO 23 May 2014

James Wilmore

Henry Ashworth has faced plenty of challenges since taking the reins at the Portman Group in 2011. Dealing with the fall-out from decisions by the group's independent complaints panel and the ever-agitating UK health lobby means life is rarely dull. Here, Ashworth talks to just-drinks' deputy editor James Wilmore about the watchdog's work, and a certain Scottish brewer.


Interview - MillerCoors' sales president 18 Feb 2014

James Wilmore

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.

Latest News

just the Week in - Beer 19 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Heineken begins hunt for CFO 19 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

Heineken has announced plans to replace its CFO next year but has stopped short of confirming his departure.


SABMiller kicks off production in Namibia 18 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Production has begun at SABMiller's new US$33.3m brewery in Namibia, the company said today.


SABMiller's Miller Ace 17 Sep 2014

Olly Wehring

The Indian division of SABMiller has released an extension of its Miller beer brand in the country.


Heineken to sell 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns 16 Sep 2014

James Wilmore

Heineken is narrowing the size of its UK pub estate with the sale of 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's video naughty 28 May 2014

Olly Wehring

Check out this nifty piece of video from SABMiller, in which the brewer offers the highlights of its full-year results, which were released last week.


Mexico's beer market under the spotlight 3 Jan 2014

James Wilmore

How are things shaping up in the beer battleground that is Mexico? CNN took a closer look at one of the world's biggest beer markets, by volume, where Anheuser-Busch InBev, through Grupo Modelo, and Heineken, through its 2010 acquisition FEMSA Cerveza, are dominant.

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