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Heineken is to hold its AGM in AprilNETHERLANDS: Heineken lines up Unilever CFO for audit committee

20 December 2013

Heineken is to add the CFO of Unilever to its supervisory board, pending approval at its annual general meeting next year.

INDIA: Heineken raises United Breweries holding

11 December 2013

Heineken has confirmed that it has raised its stake in India's United Breweries.

INDIA: United Breweries posts H1 profits drop after Q2 reverse

8 November 2013

United Breweries has posted a drop in first-half profits as a tough Q2 plunged the Kingfisher brewer into the red for the quarter.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

25 October 2013

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

just On Call: Heineken happy with JVs, would buy out if offered - CFO

23 October 2013

Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its partners if they wanted to sell.

INDIA: Heineken silent over United Breweries deal rumours

21 October 2013

Heineken has declined to comment on fresh reports that it is in talks to raise its stake in India's United Breweries.

INDIA: Bacardi unveils new regional head

26 September 2013

Bacardi has lined up a replacement for its country manager in India, who is set to take a new role in the company.

INDIA: United Breweries sees Q1 profits, sales climb

15 August 2013

Volume rises in key markets has helped United Breweries report a solid rise in first-quarter sales and volumes.

just the Facts - SABMiller in Asia Pacific

18 July 2013

SABMiller presented its current thoughts on its Asia-Pacific unit at a seminar in London yesterday (17 July). Here, just drinks takes a closer look at the company's businesses in the region:

INDIA: United Breweries FY profits rise despite Q4 blip

31 May 2013

United Breweries has posted strong full-year results despite a drop in final-quarter profits.

just 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.

just The Facts - Heineken's Q1 Trading Update

24 April 2013

This morning (24 April), Heineken released a trading update for its first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at its group beer volumes performance on a regional basis.

AUS: Brewers push for tax freeze - report

22 April 2013

Brewers in Australia are urging the Government to follow the UK's lead by taking action on beer duty, according to local reports.

INDIA: Diageo move for United Spirits safe, despite pledged share sale

3 April 2013

Diageo's move to take control of The UB Group's United Spirits division remains on course, despite court approval for UB's creditors to sell off pledged shares in the unit, just-drinks understands.

AUS: Carlton & United Breweries axes Victoria Pale Lager

14 March 2013

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has confirmed it has pulled the brand Victoria Pale Lager as it steps its focus on reviving Victoria Bitter.

INDIA: United Breweries sees Q3 sales dip, but YTD stays strong

7 February 2013

United Breweries has posted a strong rise in profits for its year to date, but flagged that previous-year moves meant the numbers are "not comparable".

GLOBAL: Bacardi appoints new CMO

4 February 2013

Bacardi has appointed a former Foster's Group and Diageo executive as its new chief marketing officer.

INDIA: United Spirits to offload United Breweries stake

8 January 2013

United Spirits has lined up the disposal of its stake in sister firm United Breweries once the Diageo deal completes.

INDIA: Diageo avoids 30 years of work with United Spirits deal - report

7 January 2013

Diageo has circumnavigated many years of work building up a spirits distribution network in India by buying a majority stake in United Spirits, according to a senior executive from one of the Indian group’s sister companies.

INDIA/FRANCE: United Breweries CFO moving to Heineken France

30 November 2012

United Breweries' CFO is stepping down at the end of the year to transfer to the same role with Heineken France.

AUS: Treasury Wine Estates head warns over minimum pricing plans

29 November 2012

The boss of Treasury Wine Estates has hit out at Australia's plans for a minimum price on alcohol, claiming the measure would fail to address excessive drinking.

INDIA: Liquor baron murdered

19 November 2012

The head of Indian alcohol production and retail company the Wave Group was shot dead in Delhi last weekend.

INDIA: Key markets boost United Breweries' H1

14 November 2012

Double-digit volume growth in key markets has helped United Breweries report strong rises in first-half profits and sales.

Global Drinks Industry Logistics - Part III: Asia Pacific

19 October 2012

This third - and penultimate - part of October's management briefing, looking at the logistics landscape, shines the light on Asia Pacific.

AUS: Minimum pricing plans take a step further

16 October 2012

A government-commissioned report outlining plans for a minimum price on alcohol in Australia is due to be released this month, but the measure is facing fierce industry opposition.

AUS: SABMiller restores Victoria Bitter to original abv as leadership falters

5 September 2012

SABMiller has called time on the current formula for its Victoria Bitter brand in Australia, after the beer lost its market leadership status earlier this year.

AUSTRALIA: SABMiller finds Foster's a drag - analyst

23 August 2012

An analyst has downgraded SABMiller's rating as the brewer's recently-acquired Foster's Group looks set to face tougher competition in Australia.

INDIA: Beer market deregulation would help market mushroom - analyst

21 August 2012

Deregulation of the Indian beer market could grow the country's profit pool by 14 times its current size by 2016, according to an analyst.

Comment - Social Media: Facebook 'Advertising' Sparks Headaches for Drinks Firms

7 August 2012

Social media remains a minefield for businesses - particularly drinks companies. While Twitter appears to be addressing the problems, by introducing a blanket age-gating system, Facebook is throwing up different issues. And two recent rulings in Australia will do nothing to reduce the number of sleepless nights for marketers.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

30 March 2012

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







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