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It was five years ago that Carlsberg and Heineken sealed their purchase of Scottish & Newcastlejust Five Years Ago: Carlsberg, Heineken seal Scottish & Newcastle purchase

25 April 2013

It was five years ago this week that the brewing industry said its final farewell to Scottish & Newcastle. The UK-based company saw its shares cease trading on 25 April, 2008, after Carlsberg and Heineken teamed up to buy and then split up the firm.

NETHERLANDS: Heineken buys cider producer Stassen

8 June 2012

Heineken has further boosted its position in cider by acquiring Belgian producer Stassen from its management for an undisclosed sum.

just The Preview - Heineken FY & Q4

13 February 2012

Heineken is set to release its full-year and fourth-quarter results on Wednesday (15 February). Below, we take a look at the highs and lows for the company in the three months to the end of December.

INDIA: United Breweries to swallow Scottish & Newcastle unit

8 February 2012

United Breweries has announced that it will merge Scottish & Newcastle India Ltd into itself.

UK: Heineken faces pension investigation

21 December 2011

Heineken UK has said that it acted responsibly on pensions following news that the UK Pension Ombudsman will formally investigate complaints made against the brewer.

Comment - Five Reasons Why Foster's Group Fell

5 December 2011

Last week, we bade farewell to Foster's Group as SABMiller closed its acquisition of the Australian brewer. Although the beer sector's thirst for consolidation has been relentless, Foster's also contributed strongly to its own downfall. Here, just-drinks identifies five key factors that led to the brewer's sale to SABMiller.

Comment - C&C Group's CEO: Not the Poisoned Chalice We Thought

19 October 2011

The announcement that John Dunsmore is set to vacate the CEO-ship of C&C Group at the end of this year means Dunsmore has not fulfilled the destiny we here at just-drinks had in mind for him. Unless, of course, he reverts to our type in the next two months.

Comment – Carlsberg and Russia: From Golden Goose to Dead Duck?

17 August 2011

Okay, to call the Russian beer market a dead duck may be dramatic licence, but there can be no denying that Carlsberg's relationship with Russia's beer drinkers has taken a severe turn of late.

The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part II

26 May 2011

In part one of my interview with Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, which ran earlier this week, we took a close look at the brewer's purchase of FEMSA Cerveza last year. We also started a world tour of beer markets, discussing Europe, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.

AUS: Coca-Cola Amatil recruits ex-Scottish & Newcastle chief

1 November 2010

Coca-Cola Amatil has appointed the ex-CEO of Scottish & Newcastle, Tony Froggatt, as a non-executive director.

Comment - Could C&C Group be bought out?

15 October 2010

For all C&C Group has suggested this week that it may seek to acquire more drinks assets, there could be equally as much scope for a takeover of the cider and beer business.

The just-drinks interview - Carlsberg's CEO

16 September 2010

Carlsberg held its 'Capital Markets Day 2010' in Copenhagen yesterday (16 September). Michelle Russell made the journey over to Denmark, and managed to grab some time with company CEO, Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen.

BELGIUM: Heineken's Alken Maes completes Affligem merger

28 May 2010

Heineken subsidiary Alken Maes has completed the merger by acquisition of Affligem Brewery in Belgium.

In the Spotlight - Carlsberg's Q1

14 May 2010

Shares in Danish brewer Carlsberg rose 3% on Tuesday (11 May) as the firm reported first-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ estimates. The brewer also stood firm on its forecast of a strong profits rise in 2010, despite seeing first quarter sales damaged by a three-fold tax rise on beer in Russia.

Research - Global beer players under the microscope

23 April 2010

The wave of major consolidation activity in the beer market over 2008 was followed by weakening volume growth in 2009 as the economic downturn put a dampener on bullish tactics. With the global beer landscape and future growth opportunities realigned, Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing ‘Strategies for Growth in an Increasingly Consolidated Global Beer Market’ deciphers the measures that companies have taken in light of this new operating environment and how they fit in with long-term strategies. Spiros Malandrakis, Alcoholic Drinks Analyst at Euromonitor International, investigates.

UK: Insider trading probe includes S&N shares - report

29 March 2010

Authorities in the UK have arrested seven people suspected of links to a large insider trading ring, which a report has said may involve shares in Scottish & Newcastle.

UK: Heineken UK job cuts in '09

1 March 2010

Heineken cut nearly 15% of its UK workforce in 2009 as part of efforts to make its business in the country more profitable, the brewer has confirmed.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

26 February 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

Comment - Did Heineken get a raw deal on S&N?

24 February 2010

Nearly two years since Carlsberg and Heineken joined forces to buy and carve up Scottish & Newcastle, it is hard to see what the Netherlands-based brewer got from the deal.

UK: C&C Group hires another ex-Scottish & Newcastle exec

19 February 2010

C&C Group, the Magners cider and Tennent's lager brand owner, has appointed former Scottish & Newcastle chairman Sir Brian Stewart as its non-executive chairman.

UK: Heineken's WaverleyTBS confirms Magners exec replacements

8 January 2010

The wholesale arm of Heineken's Scottish & Newcastle arm in the UK has confirmed the replacement of two executives who have left to join C&C Group's Magners cider brand.

UK: Heineken raises beer prices

5 January 2010

Heineken UK is raising beer and cider prices for the on-trade by 4% to reflect cost pressures on its business.

Review of the Year 2009 - Beer

15 December 2009

What 2009 lacked in explosive headlines in the brewing category, it more than made up for in tactical manoeuvres for the future. Olly Wehring considers a year that was always going to struggle, in every way possible.

INDIA: Heineken secures India deal with UB Group

7 December 2009

Heineken has finally sealed a shareholder deal in India with United Breweries.

UK: S&N plans Strongbow Gold relaunch

16 November 2009

Scottish & Newcastle UK, the division of Heineken, is seeking an advertising agency to relaunch its Strongbow Gold cider in international markets.

UK: Heineken unveils Foster's 'unit' glass for UK

5 November 2009

Scottish & Newcastle UK has developed a pint glass carrying alcohol unit information for its Foster’s lager brand.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

16 October 2009

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Heineken to close S&N Gateshead brewery

13 October 2009

Scottish & Newcastle UK is to close its brewery in Dunston, Gateshead, by mid 2010 with the loss of 63 jobs, as part of owner Heineken's global cost savings programme.

UK: Scottish & Newcastle confirms Heineken name change

29 September 2009

UK beer and cider group Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) will formally change its name to Heineken UK Limited from 23 November.

UK: S&N pulls Bulmers Pear on draught

28 August 2009

Heineken-owned Scottish & Newcastle UK is axing Bulmers Pear on draught to concentrate on the bottled version.

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