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Carlsberg's full-year performance by region

Earlier today, Carlsberg reported a 1.3% increase in sales in 2015, with operating profits in the year falling by just over 8%. Here, just-d...

Heineken's FY performance by region - Focus

Earlier today, Heineken reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year. Here, just-d...

The global beer category - The facts

Earlier this week, Bernstein released the fourth edition of its annual global beer guide. With commentary from the sell-side research and br...

Heineken Q4 & full-year results - Preview

Heineken will release its Q4 and full-year results on Wednesday (10 February). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the company's highs and low...

Latest Interviews

Interview, Lidl's UK head of beer, wine & spirits 13 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

In part two of this week's just-drinks interview, Ben Hulme, Lidl's head of beer, wines & spirits in the UK, discusses how the company has worked to change its reputation with both its customers and its suppliers, the role that brands have played - and could continue to play - and Minimum Unit Pricing.


The Lidl effect on the new off-trade landscape 10 Nov 2015

Olly Wehring

As is often the case when meeting a person widely held to be “one of the most important people in the drinks industry”, Ben Hulme doesn't appear to live up to such superstar perceptions. Since joining Lidl in 2010, Hulme has progressed from its graduate trainee scheme to become the German-headquartered supermarket chain's head of beer, wines & spirits - a position he has held since June.

Latest News

Asahi Group lines up Grolsch, Meantime, Peroni buy 10 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed receipt of an offer from Asahi Group to buy SABMiller's Grolsch, Meantime and Peroni Nastro Azzuro beer brands.


2015 inflection point for Carlsberg as FY sales up 10 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Carlsberg has reported a slight lift in sales for 2015, a year in which the brewer hit an "inflection point" in its geographical performance.


Full-year sales return to growth for Heineken 10 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Heineken has reported a near-7% lift in sales from 2015, with the brewer hailing a "strong performance" in the year.


Asahi Group to buy Grolsch, Peroni from SABMiller 10 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

Asahi Group is set to win the race to acquire Grolsch and Peroni Nastro Azzuro from SABMiller, according to local reports.


Lion trims Tasmania beer operations 8 Feb 16

Lucy Britner

Kirin's Australia unit, Lion, is to move a portion of its brewing operations away from Tasmania, resulting in around 39 job losses. 


This week in beer and cider 5 Feb 16

Olly Wehring

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

Latest blogs

Make way craft, here come the indie brewers 2 Feb 16

Andy Morton

Could it happen? According to this report, a section of the beer community wants to ditch the word craft. They prefer instead the term “Indie” for brewers they believe follow the enlightened path of the artisanal producer. In other words, they are sick of the big boys moving into what they consider their hallowed turf.


Where have all the good men gone? - Heineken's latest ad 15 Jan 16

Lucy Britner

Women don't get drunk - and certainly not on Heineken.

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