The week in beer

The week in beer

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

Heineken CEO spies trouble ahead for UK - just On Call

Heineken's CEO has warned of a tough year ahead in the UK but said that overall the European market is improving.

SABMiller completes AUD700m bond issue

SABMiller has raised AUD700m (US$509m) after completing its first bond issue in Australia.

How do you like them apples? Boston Beer Co sees future for cider - just On Call

Overall growth of the cider category in the US is slowing down but the rise of craft producers could spark renewed opportunity, according to the head of Boston Beer Co.

King's Black Label gets revamp ahead of India roll-out

The new owner of Goan lager brand King’s Black Label, India's Viiking Group, is set to roll out the brand across the country.

Heineken's premium power soothes World Cup hangover - Analysis

When Heineken released its first-quarter results early this year, analysts warned that the company's self-described "solid progress" would soon be in for a reality check.

Kirin Group's H1 sees Japan beer sales rise, but Australia suffers

Kirin Group has upped first-half sales in the competitive Japanese beer market but struggles in Australia hampered overseas performance.

Craft Brew Alliance posts H1 profits plunge

Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) has posted a sharp drop in first-half net profits on flat sales as marketing and infrastructure costs increased.

MillerCoors sees H1 profits rise, but sales come in flat

MillerCoors has reported a rise in first-half profits, despite static sales in the six-month period.0

Molson Coors sees 2015 travails continue in Q2

Molson Coors has seen its first-quarter troubles prevail, with sales and profits in the first half of 2015 continuing to struggle.

Fraser & Neave sells Myanmar Brewery stake for US$560m

A tug-of-war over a Myanmar brewing JV has ended after Fraser & Neave agreed to sell its 55% stake to its former partner for US$560m.