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Heineken makes "no layoffs" guarantee as coronavirus impacts demand

8 Apr 2020

Heineken has pledged to retain all of its employees until at least the end of this year despite an expected economic hit from the coronavirus.

Carlsberg sends Danish birthday beer home, thanks to COVID-19

2 Apr 2020

Carlsberg has tweaked the release of a limited pack for its namesake lager in Denmark, giving consumers in the country the opportunity to toast the Queen's upcoming birthday in the comfort of their own homes.

Asahi readies Birell redesign in Czech, Slovakia

1 Apr 2020

Asahi has lined up a packaging update for its non-alcoholic beer brand, Birell, in two European markets.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - March 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

25 Mar 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. This month, we look at companies' efforts to help curb the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

The Coca-Cola Co "respects" Olympic Games delay

24 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has supported today's decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to next year.

Carlsberg CEO pay dips in 2019 to US$7.2m

18 Mar 2020

Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart's total pay dropped last year despite an increase in fixed salary.

What the stock market free-fall means for the drinks industry today and tomorrow, and PepsiCo's hopes to become a rock star - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Mar 2020

As stock markets go into meltdown, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, is here to walk us through the madness. This month, Ian looks at what the coronavirus effect will be for listed drinks companies, as well as considering the longer-term fall-out. He also turns his attention to PepsiCo's recent acquisition in the energy drinks area.

China brewers face Q1 slump despite on-premise recovery - analyst

16 Mar 2020

First-quarter sales for China's leading brewers are expected to fall by about one-third as the country's on-premise slowly reopens, an analyst has said.

Heineken Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

12 Mar 2020

In mid-February, Heineken reported a 5.6% rise in sales from the 12 months of 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends that are set to affect the future for the company, specifically, and for the global beer category, more broadly.

UK alcohol duties frozen in pub-friendly Budget - reaction

11 Mar 2020

The UK Government has frozen alcohol duties for one year in a Budget designed to spur growth for drinks companies and pubs.

Carlsberg Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

5 Mar 2020

In early-February, Carlsberg reported a 3.2% rise in its sales from 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the company, specifically, and the global beer category, more broadly.

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

25 Feb 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.

How will the coronavirus impact the beverage industry? - focus

7 Feb 2020

In 2003, I was living in Taipei at the height of the SARS panic. The city was a sea of facemasks and hand sanitiser. Taipei's crowded public transport suddenly became even less appealing. At a time when everyone had a SARS story to tell, I spoke to one doctor whose hospital was quarantined without warning, trapping staff, patients and even people who had dropped by to visit relatives.

Why is Anheuser-Busch InBev bidding farewell to its CFO? - comment

6 Feb 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a global brewer but its management is a sturdy coterie of Brazilian men who have been there since the start of the company's run from regional star to world dominance. CEO Carlos Brito is one, having helmed the company through its various incarnations for 15 years.

Carlsberg puts faith in digital ordering platform Carl's Shop as user base spikes

6 Feb 2020

Carlsberg has driven a sharp increase in traffic through its business-to-business online ordering platform after bringing the project in-house.

How did Carlsberg perform in 2019? - results data

4 Feb 2020

Carlsberg has posted a second consecutive quarter of sales growth deceleration, contributing to a 3.2% full-year top-line lift, just under half the +6.5% reported in 2018.

Carlsberg poised to reopen China breweries next week

4 Feb 2020

Carlsberg is on track to restart production at its China breweries after an extended lunar new year shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak, CEO Cees 't Hart has said.

Carlsberg Full-Year 2019 - preview

3 Feb 2020

On Tuesday, Carlsberg will report its results for both the full 12 months and the last quarter of 2019. Back in October, the group posted a 3.1% rise in sales from the third quarter, contributing to the 3.8% top-line increase for the first nine months of the year. Here's a look at the stories that will likely shape Carlsberg's performance in Q4.

How can drinks firms connect with consumers on climate action? – Sustainability Spotlight

31 Jan 2020

The New Year - and decade - have begun much as the last ones ended, with climate change making headline news and a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl delivering uncomfortable truths to an audience of elite grown-ups. This month, the alphas on the receiving end of Greta Thunberg's uncompromising words and unsettling, piercing stare were gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Global brewers take action in face of coronavirus disruption

29 Jan 2020

Heineken has restricted all business travel to China as international brewers work to combat upheaval caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Where you should invest in 2020, what's the worst ever beer deal and why Vimto could be a 2020 no-no - The just-drinks Analyst

23 Jan 2020

In his first just-drinks outing of 2020, in-house analyst Ian Shackleton shares his drinks stock tip, flags what could be the worst beer transaction of all-time and considers what could be a tough 12 months for one of the UK's more curious soft drinks players.

What's coming up in beer in 2020? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - comment

21 Jan 2020

Our category previews of the year ahead continue. Here's beer expert Stephen Beaumont with his take on what will shape the brewing industry over the next 12 months.

Carlsberg bins 0.0 lager in UK in preference of Carlsberg Nordic

9 Jan 2020

Carlsberg will drop the current alcohol-free version of its namesake lager brand in the UK, with Carlsberg Nordic set to replace Carlsberg 0.0 in the country.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part V - FREE TO ACCESS

24 Dec 2019

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, in the second of just-drinks' two-part review, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category in 2019.

Carlsberg hands Somersby Cider production to Waterloo Brewing in Canada

20 Dec 2019

Waterloo Brewing has signed an agreement to produce Carlsberg’s Somersby Cider brand in the Canadian market. 

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2019

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry. In part III, deputy editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Could Molson Coors Europe & International become the first big M&A deal of 2020? - analysis

17 Dec 2019

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its name. The switch to Molson Coors Beverage Co suggested a "pivot away from beer", a suggestion that has plenty of evidence to back it up – hello, Vizzy hard seltzer! Less was made, however, about the prospects for the company's operations outside its North American heartland. Until now.

Carlsberg targets Asia growth with new senior VP post

18 Nov 2019

Carlsberg has created a new senior position in its Asia business, with Denmark MD Søren Brinck lined up as the brewer's first senior VP for the region.

Heineken replaces Carlsberg as UEFA Euro sponsor for 2020 tournament

13 Nov 2019

Heineken has strengthened its presence in European football, with its namesake beer replacing Carlsberg as the 'official beer' of the next UEFA Euro tournament.

Carlsberg to take full control of Cambodia's Cambrew

31 Oct 2019

Carlsberg has lined up the acquisition of the remaining stake in its joint-venture in Cambodia.

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