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When BRIC markets go horribly wrong

The general intention of Japan's drinks companies to break out of their domestic market has been a headline of the last six years, at least....

Responsible drinking review - Jan 2017

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at...

What's coming up in beer in 2017? - Comment

Our series of category forecasts continues. After Chris Losh shared his wine predictions last week, here's Stephen Beaumont to tell us how h...

The just-drinks Analyst - 2017 forecasts

Former Nomura analyst Ian Shackleton returns today for his first look at the drinks industry in 2017. How well-buffed is his crystal ball?...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling 1 Dec 2016

Lucy Britner

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.


Interview, Sapporo's Tsutomu Kamijo - Part II 24 Nov 2016

Andy Morton

It is 40 years since Tsutomu Kamijo walked in the door at Sapporo, but he remembers it like it was yesterday.

Latest News

AB InBev targets South Africa with redundancy plan 23 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev is offering voluntary redundancy to management in South Africa as it looks to restructure operations in the country following its takeover of SABMiller.


US wholesalers combine to form Northwest Beverages 23 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Three Pacific Northwest wholesale companies have agreed to combine their businesses in the US as the sector continues to consolidate.


Molson Coors invests in Spain's Cervezas La Sagra 20 Jan 17

Andy Morton

Molson Coors has bought a stake in Spanish brewery Cervezas La Sagra.


Heineken in talks to buy Kirin's Brazil presence 20 Jan 17

Olly Wehring

Heineken has confirmed that it is in "ongoing" discussions with Kirin Holdings over the possible acquisition of the Japanese group's Brazilian brewing operations.


This week in beer & cider 20 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

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


Boston Beer Co reformulates Rebel IPA 20 Jan 17

Lucy Britner

Boston Beer Co has completed a four-year project to change the recipe of its Samuel Adams Rebel IPA brand. 

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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