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Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

19 Jun 2019

Carlsberg is to open a small-batch brewery and tap room in the UK for its London Fields beer brand.

Asahi continues Fuller's link to London football team with stadium farewell campaign

18 Jun 2019

Asahi's UK unit has stepped up a long-standing link between its recently-acquired Fuller's brewery and English football team Brentford as the London-based club enters the final year at its current stadium.

Global drinks deals in Q1 2019 - data

1 May 2019

A total of US$1.64bn changed hands in the global drinks industry during the first quarter of this year, according to a deals database collated by GlobalData.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2019

18 Apr 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on so far in April.

What will be Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead? – Analysis

21 Mar 2019

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

21 Mar 2019

In early-February, Carlsberg released its full-year results for 2018. The brewer saw sales last year climb by 6.5% with volumes rising by just under 5%. Here, just-drinks considers Carlsberg's performance over the last five years to see what the wider beer category can learn from the Danish group.

Fuller’s head brewer leaves in wake of Asahi purchase

15 Mar 2019

Fuller’s has lost its head brewer just two months after Asahi bought the London brewery’s beer operations.

Greene King to follow Fuller's in UK brewing exit? - analyst

14 Mar 2019

Greene King could be the next UK pub estate to offload its brewery operations, with Heineken or Anheuser-Busch InBev a potential buyer, an analyst has forecast.

Who won in results season, how to read the warning signs and will UK beer ever stop consolidating? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Feb 2019

The just-drinks analyst returns! This month, Ian Shackleton runs his investor eye over the latest set of drinks companies' results. He also considers what to look out for before the flames take hold of a company and how the UK brewing category remains a consolidatory hotbed.

Has Fuller's sold up or sold out? - just-drinks thinks

25 Jan 2019

"Immortalised in the name of one of our famous ales, 1845 is a year that will forever be Fuller’s," reads the London Pride owner's website. "It was then that the partnership papers of Fuller, Smith & Turner were officially signed, marking the start of something very special for London’s brewery scene."

Asahi Group snaps up Fuller's beer business for US$326m

25 Jan 2019

Asahi's European unit has agreed to purchase London-based Fuller, Smith & Turner's beer unit, in a deal worth GBP250m (US$326m).

Asahi's Peroni Nastro Azzurro set for US exposure in nation-wide campaign

22 Jan 2019

Asahi's Peroni Nastro Azzurro brand will be the subject of a national US marketing campaign for the first time, with the Italian beer set to feature alongside the Oscars and in several TV spots.

Asahi's Peroni Libera 0.0% - Product Launch

2 Jan 2019

Asahi has added an alcohol-free beer under its Peroni brand. Peroni Libera 0.0% is described as the "first super-premium alcohol-free beer" to enter the UK market.

Asian beer brands spike in value as China premiumises - study

16 Nov 2018

Asian beer is enjoying a global high as a number of top-selling brews climbed the rankings in a new list of the world's most valuable beer brands.

Leading Chinese brewers drive up H1 sales on premium focus - report

30 Aug 2018

China's two biggest brewers have posted first-half sales rises as consumers increasingly move to premium beers, according to a report.

Peroni Nastro Azzurro gets overhaul as owner Asahi rings the changes

1 Aug 2018

Asahi has announced a redesign of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, described as the Italian beer brand's biggest revamp since 2005.

Japan’s "summer of clear" tests the conventional wisdom on beverage colours - NPD trends

25 Jul 2018

A burst of clear-coloured beverage innovation in Japan this summer is challenging the traditional role of colour in beverage innovation, potentially providing new insights into the role colour plays in beverage choice. The conventional wisdom is that colour strongly affects the perceived taste and flavour of a beverage. Removing colour can be both disruptive and attention grabbing, but can violating colour-flavour norms really be a path to success in beverage innovation?

Asahi’s St Stefanus Blanche - Product Launch

4 Jun 2018

Asahi has lined up an addition to its St Stefanus beer brand, starting in the UK.

The winning ownership model, SABMiller lives and the CEO's money worries - The just-drinks Analyst

31 May 2018

In this month's visit to our pages, just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, settles the company ownership debate, finds flickering embers of SABMiller and offers sympathies to CEOs dealing with rejected salary requests.

Asahi to deliver free Asahi Super Dry cans to UK homes in Deliveroo tie-up

17 May 2018

Asahi is to give away free cans of its overhauled Asahi Super Dry in a new UK sampling programme with meal home-delivery service Deliveroo.

"All of us feel a great deal of responsibility" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part II

10 May 2018

After leading the sell-off of SABMiller's European beer brands to Asahi, Hector Gorosabel was then hired by the Japanese group to take them to a new audience, as CEO of its European office. In the second of just-drinks' two-part interview (click here for part I), Gorosabel discusses how the old SAB playbook is still in use, the challenges of brewing Asahi Super Dry in Europe, and why the health & wellness trend shouldn't frighten the beer industry.

Health & wellness "good for beer" - Asahi Europe CEO

10 May 2018

The head of Asahi Europe has calmed concerns that younger consumers are more likely to hit the gym than their local bar, telling just-drinks that the health & wellness trend is "good for beer".

"At SABMiller, we went through a bit of disbelief and almost denial" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part I

8 May 2018

As the man in charge of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and SABMiller's other European brands sold off after its takeover, Hector Gorosabel had a front-row seat for the dismantlement of one of the world's major brewers. Then, Asahi came calling and offered him the chance to lead his former charges in a fresh direction for the Japanese giant. In a two-part interview with just-drinks, Gorosabel discusses how he came to accept his new role, and reveals the behind-the-scenes emotions as SABMiller went out of existence.

Asahi unveils UK marketing campaign for Super Dry

26 Apr 2018

Asahi has lined up its "biggest ever" marketing push for the Asahi Super Dry brand in the UK market.

Will 2018 be the year we solve the plastic problem? – Sustainability Spotlight

13 Feb 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2025. Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - January 2018

5 Feb 2018

Here, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during January.

What's coming up in beer in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

23 Jan 2018

Our 2018 category previews continue. Here, beer industry commentator Stephen Beaumont shares his predictions on how the brewing world will weather the year ahead.

Asahi Holdings brings Italy-brewed Super Dry to UK market

15 Jan 2018

Asahi Holdings has relaunched its core beer Asahi Super Dry in the UK as it looks to Europe to make up for weak domestic sales.

Asahi Group Holdings delivers on pledge to sell Indonesia soft drinks JVs

2 Jan 2018

Asahi Group Holdings has readied its previously-announced intention to offload two soft drinks joint-ventures in Indonesia.

Asahi to offload Tsingtao Brewery Co stake for US$941m

20 Dec 2017

Asahi Group Holdings has agreed to sell its stake in China's Tsingtao Brewery Co.

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