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Heineken secures multi-category tie-up with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins

12 May 2021

Heineken’s US division has signed a sponsorship agreement for several of its beverage brands with the Miami Dolphins NFL franchise.

Alcohol's sustainability and responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2021

10 May 2021

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol-related health and policy research worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol category's most recent sustainability initiatives and socially responsible actions to reduce harmful drinking.

How Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito changed the drinks industry like no other - comment

6 May 2021

In the more than three decades that Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Alves de Brito has been in brewing, the companies he has led have sold more beer than any other in history. He has overseen the two biggest takeovers in beer, including one that ranked among the largest in corporate history, and helped assemble a global entity that is responsible for one-third of the beers sold on the planet. It's no understatement to say that Brito has shaped the industry we work in more than perhaps any other person.

Asahi Group launches Tokyo Olympics Super Dry can

6 May 2021

Asahi Group has kicked off its Tokyo Olympics sponsorship with new-look packaging for Asahi Super Dry in Japan.

Asahi Group acquires New Zealand's Allpress Espresso

30 Apr 2021

Asahi Group has bought New Zealand coffee roaster & RTD producer Allpress Espresso.

Asahi Group to sponsor 2023 Rugby World Cup as Heineken steps aside

27 Apr 2021

Asahi Group has replaced Heineken as the beer sponsor of the Rugby World Cup after signing an agreement for the 2023 tournament in France.

Earth Day 2021 Special - How ESG data could be used to measure brand owners' reputations - sustainability spotlight

22 Apr 2021

As major drinks brand owners time their announcements about renewable energy, regenerative agriculture and paper bottles to coincide with Earth Day, Ben Cooper reflects on the relationship between sustainability, PR and reputation.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

14 Apr 2021

In late February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2020. The brewing giant posted a 3.7% dip in sales from the year, on a volumes decline of 5.7%. Here, just-drinks picks apart A-B InBev's numbers over the last five years and considers the trends that are set to shape the future for the company, specifically, and the beer category, more broadly.

Heineken Performance Trends 2016-20 - results data

17 Mar 2021

In mid-February, Heineken reported a near-12% decline in its 2020 sales. The 12-month performance was the worst of the major multi-national brewers, with Anheuser-Busch InBev's top-line down 3.7%, Carlsberg falling 8.4% and Molson Coors at -8.7%. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the last five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

Asahi Group launches new brand identity for Fuller's London Pride

16 Mar 2021

Asahi Group has unveiled a packaging overhaul for London Pride, the flagship beer of London brewery Fuller's.

Asahi Group unveils 0.5%-abv Beery in 'Smart Drinking' drive

15 Mar 2021

Asahi Group is to launch a 0.5% beer as the company sets its sights on Japan's more abstemious consumer.

Asahi Group names ex-Australia head as next CEO

3 Mar 2021

Asahi Group has appointed a former head of its Australian beverage business as the company's next CEO.

Ferrari Trento secures Formula One sparkling wine sponsorship

2 Mar 2021

Italian sparkling wine producer Ferrari Trento has joined the growing list of alcohol brand owners to sponsor Formula One.

Why imported beer matters less now than ever - comment

25 Feb 2021

Think imported: Think expensive. For years, the brewing industry has tapped into consumers' preparedness to pay more for a brew made in romantic-sounding locations overseas. Times are changing, as category commentator Stephen Beaumont notes, and brewers are now more comfortable bringing production of their imported brands in-market. Will consumers let them? Well, yes; So long as they're straight with them.

Asahi Group secures Aston Martin F1 sponsorship deal for Peroni Libera 0.0%

25 Feb 2021

Asahi Group has signed a sponsorship deal with Aston Martin's Formula One team to promote the non-alcoholic version of lager brand Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

Anheuser-Busch InBev in 2020 - results preview

23 Feb 2021

On Thursday, Anheuser-Busch InBev will announce its full-year results for 2020. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped A-B InBev's performance in the three months to the end of December.

Japan lays out whisky production rules in standardisation push

16 Feb 2021

Japanese whisky distillers have issued new labelling standards in an attempt to regulate the 100-year-old category.

Asahi Group charts path back to 2019 profits after COVID hit - results

15 Feb 2021

Asahi Group will need another two years to return to pre-COVID profit levels after posting significant beer and soft drinks declines in 2020.

Beer, spirits brand owners join with online retailers to combat under-age alcohol sales

29 Jan 2021

Major alcohol brand owners including Beam Suntory, Diageo and Anheuser-Busch InBev have formed a new global organisation to limit online sales to under-age consumers.

Asahi Group battles Japan bar shutdown with Super Dry draught beer can

8 Jan 2021

Asahi Group has developed a draught-style can for flagship lager Super Dry in Japan as consumers demand an on-trade experience despite many bars in the country being closed.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2020

22 Dec 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR and environmental activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

The beer category in 2020 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part I - FREE TO ACCESS

8 Dec 2020

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes an in-depth look at the stories that made the headlines in 2020 across the global drinks industry. In part I, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and the lows for the global beer category.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2020

25 Nov 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR and environmental activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Wine.com H1 sales soar as consumers subscribe to online delivery trends

24 Nov 2020

US e-commerce platform Wine.com more than tripled sales in its fiscal first half in yet another sign of the shift to online sales.

Biden victory gives new impetus to drinks industry engagement on climate change - Sustainability Spotlight

19 Nov 2020

Ben Cooper assesses the impact of Joe Biden's election victory in the US on drinks companies' efforts to address climate change.

Label-free packaging in Japan a sign of things to come in beverages? - comment

18 Nov 2020

Like most other markets, Japan has seen the at-home consumption of beverages soar in recent months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, the e-commerce channel is capitalising on the cocooning trend as consumers buy their soft drinks online, thanks to both the convenience and the ability to buy in bulk.

Asahi Group issues European beer warning as new lockdowns threaten Q4 - results

5 Nov 2020

Asahi Group has warned that beer sales in Europe will fall back into decline for the rest of this year due to the latest coronavirus lockdowns across the region.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2020

29 Oct 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Heineken acquires Australian licences for Stella Artois, Beck's

28 Oct 2020

Heineken has purchased the Australian licenses for Stella Artois and Beck's in a deal with Asahi that also hands the Strongbow cider brand in the country to the Dutch brewer.

Asahi Group commits to live music with six-year BST Hyde Park sponsorship

13 Oct 2020

Asahi Group has pledged to support live events in the UK with a six-year sponsorship deal for London music festival BST Hyde Park.

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