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Diageo Q4 & FY - Preview

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quar...

Heineken happy with JVs, would buy out if offered

Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its pa...


A-B InBev, SABMiller: Alternative Realities

Larry Nelson | 4 Nov 2014

Having already run his eye over an Anheuser-Busch InBev move for SABMiller, our beer commentator, Larry Nelson, runs through what alternatives the world's biggest brewer may consider to spend its money on.


just The Facts - Carlsberg's Tuborg brand

Andy Morton | 19 May 2014

Carlsberg today launched a new campaign for its Tuborg beer as it targets 18- to 22-year-olds, particularly in Eastern Europe. Here's just-drinks takes a look at the lager brand and its position in the global market.


just the Facts - SABMiller in Asia Pacific

James Wilmore | 18 Jul 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:


Carlsberg, Heineken seal Scottish & Newcastle buy

Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 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.

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part II

Olly Wehring | 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.


The just-drinks interview – Vijay Mallya, Part II

just-drinks.com editorial team | 18 Nov 2008

Vijay Mallya, owner of the UB Group, sits astride an enormous business empire which includes some of the largest drinks operations in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, Mallya spoke with Olly Wehring about his companies’ activities in the Indian beers and spirits sectors, and the exciting opportunities ahead for the country’s fledgling wine market.

Latest News

Heineken silent on UB takeover report

Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).


Heineken snaps up United Spirits' final UB slice

Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

Heineken has bought United Spirits' remaining stake in India's United Breweries (UB) for INR8.72bn (US$137.2m).


just the week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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


NPD: United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Max

Rojita Tiwari | 3 Jul 2015

United Breweries has extended its premium beer brand Kingfisher Ultra’s portfolio by launching Kingfisher Ultra Max making it the most expensive strong beer (8% abv and above) in the country.


just a While Ago - On 4 June in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

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


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

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


just a While Ago - On 30 April in...

Olly Wehring | 30 Apr 2015

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


just a While Ago - On 28 April in...

Olly Wehring | 28 Apr 2015

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


Diageo's United Spirits calls on Mallya to quit

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2015

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

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 silent on United Breweries stake rumours

James Wilmore | 7 Jan 2015

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


just a While Ago - On 8 December in...

Olly Wehring | 8 Dec 2014

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


Heineken boosts United Breweries holding

Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2014

Heineken has paid EUR2.3m (US$3m) to edge up its stake in India's United Breweries (UB).


United Breweries Holdings MD departs

James Wilmore | 13 May 2014

United Breweries Holdings Ltd (UBHL) has confirmed that its managing director has left the group after less than a year in the role.


Heineken lines up Unilever CFO for audit committee

Andy Morton | 20 Dec 2013

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


Heineken raises United Breweries holding

Olly Wehring | 11 Dec 2013

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


UB posts H1 profits drop after Q2 r

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 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

Olly Wehring | 25 Oct 2013

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


Heineken silent over United Breweries deal rumours

James Wilmore | 21 Oct 2013

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


Bacardi unveils new India head

Andy Morton | 26 Sep 2013

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


United Breweries sees Q1 profits, sales climb

James Wilmore | 15 Aug 2013

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


United Breweries FY profits rise despite Q4 blip

Andy Morton | 31 May 2013

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

Latest blogs

Writing (not) on the wall for SABMiller's Australian friends

James Wilmore | 17 Jul 2013

Gentle, self-deprecation isn't normally assoicated with company bigwigs. So, it was a refreshing change when SABMiller's Asia-Pacific MD Ari Mervis had analysts and hacks chuckling to themselves after a humourous aside at the group's presentation in London today.

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