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Coca-Cola Amatil FY 2016 - results data

Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Amatil issued its results for 2016. The group saw its 12-month sales rise by just over 1%, with net profits on...

The threat of excess choice in beer is over-stated

A theory has formed in the beer industry in recent months that the sheer range of brews on offer is leading to consumer fatigue. This month,...

Signs of life in Japan's beer market - Comment

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look...

Heineken goes from strength to strength - Analysis

In the notes that followed Heineken's full-year 2016 results yesterday, several analysts use the word 'strong' to illustrate the brewer's pe...

Latest Interviews

Who do consumers trust? - Consumer futurist I'view 2 Feb 2017

Olly Wehring

In the second part of our exclusive interview with consumer futurist Will Higham, we continue to look at the younger end of the consumer spectrum, discussing provenance, rebellion and what we should actually call the next generation.


The nerdy generation - Consumer futurist Interview 31 Jan 2017

Olly Wehring

With the job title consumer futurist, Will Higham has made a career out of telling companies what direction their consumers are heading in. Earlier this month, just-drinks met with him to learn how he goes about forecasting the trends of the future. In part one, we look at how Higham makes his predictions, and the ongoing obsession with Millennials.

Latest News

Heineken hit by Greek compensation claim 24 Feb 17

Olly Wehring

Heineken has vowed to fight a EUR100m (US$105.6m) compensation claim by a Greek brewer that follows the imposition 14 months ago of a near-EUR32m fine related to alleged infringement practices in the country.


This week in beer & cider 24 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.


Stewart Brewing's Stewart’s Lager - NPD 24 Feb 17

Andy Morton

Scottish craft brewer Stewart Brewing has launched Stewart’s Lager, a new 4% abv beer targeted at sessionable drinking occasions.


AB InBev brings Bud Light to UK for first time 24 Feb 17

Olly Wehring

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has lined up the nation-wide launch of US beer brand Bud Light.


Craft beer shakeout good for Sam Adams - Boston 23 Feb 17

Lucy Britner

The founder of Boston Beer Co has said the company's beers will emerge from a craft beer shakeout among the strongest in the category. 


C&C's Tennent's Lager founts get expanded launch 23 Feb 17

Andy Morton

C&C Group's Scottish unit is rolling out new Tennent's Lager bar pumps after they lifted sales by 4% in a trail-run.

Latest blogs

Anheuser-Busch InBev execs have a dream - a US$350m-sized one 15 Nov 16

Andy Morton

Ever wondered what fuels Anheuser-Busch InBev's acquisitional drive? Is it naked ambition? Faith? The good of mankind?


Anheuser-Busch InBev's Bud Light ad pull shows not all campaigns can win 31 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reportedly calling a halt to its Seth Rogan and Amy Schumer Bud Light campaign in the US.

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