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The new Johnnie Walker ad and today's consumers

Another day, another new advertising campaign. Naturally it’s the biggest/best/furthest-reaching/boldest/most innovative (delete as appropri...

How to inspire loyalty in the new ‘me’ generation

There was a time when bars served beer in any old pint glass, fathers had their one brand of whisk(e)y and consumer feedback was received by...

SABMiller, AB InBev transaction 'likely'

Twenty-four hours after the news broke about a potential takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev, and the wires are awash with comment...

AB InBev and SABMiller - The birth of MegaBrew

Finally, the moment everyone in the brewing universe has been waiting for has arrived, not with a thunderclap or volcanic eruption or herald...

Latest Interviews

Interview - Heineken global activation director 28 Sep 2015

Olly Wehring

The Rugby World Cup is just over one week old and the event is dominating the television, radio and newspapers here in the UK. As one of the event's headline sponsors, Heineken hopes that this level of interest will continue, right through to the final on 31 October. Earlier today, just-drinks spoke to Heineken's global activation director, Hans Erik Tuijt, about the brewer's activities in and around the tournament, the balance of power between television and digital marketing and whether the host nation's continued presence in the event actually matters.

Interview: Head brewer at Hall & Woodhouse 30 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

This week, we speak to the head brewer at Badger Ales brewer Hall & Woodhouse, and just-drinks subscriber, Toby Heasman.

Latest News

This week in beer 2 Oct 15

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.

MillerCoors brings back 'Steinie' for Miller Lite 2 Oct 15

Olly Wehring

MillerCoors is releasing a retro bottle for its Miller Lite brand in the US in the run-up to Christmas.

Dogfish Head sells 15% stake 1 Oct 15

Andy Morton

Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has offloaded a 15% stake to private-equity firm LNK.

Asahi extends 66cl Asahi Super Dry in UK 1 Oct 15

Olly Wehring

Asahi has identified a “large format sharing bottle” market in the UK for its Asahi Super Dry lager brand.

Heineken announces 13th Olympic house 1 Oct 15

Lucy Britner

Heineken and the Netherlands Olympic Committee (NOC) announced yesterday that the Holland Heineken House for next year's Olympics will be located in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro.

Amcor, Sidel get liquid packaging JV green light 1 Oct 15

Keith Nuthall

Amcor Group and Sidel have received approval from the European Commission for their liquid packaging technology joint-venture.

Latest blogs

AB InBev's Brito might not recognise a hop, but he knows a good deal 29 Sep 15

Andy Morton

While analysts mull the numbers of Anheuser-Busch InBev's impending offer for SABMiller, there's a timely reminder in The Times newspaper this week that the proposed deal may yet fall victim to other vagaries.

And, then he goes and spoils it all by saying something stupid like “I'm thinking of buying SABMiller” 28 Sep 15

Olly Wehring

Part of my lot on just-drinks is to nail down senior executives within our industry – the more senior the better. I've enjoyed interviewing many of the CEOs within our ranks, but one that I have never been able to get to is Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito.

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