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Heineken to stay "active player" in beer M&A - CFO

Heineken will remain an “active player” in seeking acquisitions, despite having fended off an approach itself from SABMiller, according to t...

SABMiller's troubles fuel M&A rumours

SABMiller's weak half-year numbers have inevitably led to renewed speculation around possible M&A activity....

Focus - SABMiller's H1 sales, volumes by region

Earlier today, SABMiller reported a 5% rise in first-half sales, while its total volumes in the period were up by 1%. Here just-drinks takes...

SABMiller's Irritation at Heineken Questions?

From some of the noises coming out of London yesterday, I am willing to suggest the following: SABMiller is rather annoyed with Heineken. Th...

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

Miller Brands launches wine-style Peroni bottle 24 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Miller Brands, the UK unit of SABMiller, has a launched a new 75cl bottle for its Peroni lager brand.


SABMiller announces management reshuffle 24 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SABMiller has confirmed a fresh raft of management changes, with its corporate affairs director leaving the group and its CFO taking over investor relations duties.


just the Week in - Beer 24 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category.


SABMiller steps up Zambia investment 23 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

Zambian Breweries, the SABMiller subsidiary, has started work on a new US$32.6m malting plant in Lusaka.


just a While Ago - On 22 October in... 22 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

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

Latest blogs

Beer cocktails abound as SABMiller gives Peroni a push 16 Oct 2014

James Wilmore

SABMiller's bid to widen the appeal of beer is very much in evidence at its latest 'House of Peroni' - with beer cocktails and a bigger bottle for the Italian lager brand on offer.


The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up 13 Oct 2014

Olly Wehring

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring PepsiCo, SABMiller, the Scotch whisky category and the US wine market.

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