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Heineken hands Europa League sponsorship to Heineken 0.0

3 Aug 2020

Dutch brewer Heineken has removed Amstel as the beer partner of the UEFA Europa League, promoting non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0 into the prominent sports sponsorship slot.

Carlsberg UK unveils Pour To Door e-commerce store

24 Jul 2020

Carlsberg has launched a direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform in the UK as brewers focus on digital sales in the wake of the coronavirus.

Oversight switch postpones Carlsberg, Marston's JV to Q4

23 Jul 2020

Carlsberg's proposed joint-venture with UK brewer Marston's has been postponed until later this year.

Here come the numbers, there goes sustainability and where is South Africa's alcohol industry? - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Jul 2020

As we embark on the latest round of companies results, resident analyst Ian Shackleton returns to set the scene on what investors are considering when looking at the drinks industry. Ian also shares his thoughts on drinking Scotch from a paper bottle while sounding South Africa's alarm bells.

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

20 Jul 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.

Diageo, Pepsico, Unilever ready plastic-free bottle for 2021

13 Jul 2020

Diageo has teamed up with PepsiCo and Unilever on a rival project to Carlsberg, The Coca-Cola Co and Pernod Ricard's to scale up the roll-out of paper-based bottles.

Brewers should offload value assets as worst-case COVID scenario fails to materialise - comment

10 Jul 2020

In the same way that sports fans might jump at the pre-game offer of a draw against feared opponents, Carlsberg management would probably have been happy if - when the coronavirus lockdown started - a benevolent angel granted them a guaranteed half-year sales slide of 'only' 12%.

Carlsberg sales decline accelerates as H1 goes on - trading update

10 Jul 2020

Carlsberg has been hit hard by the recent trends toward larger packs and cheaper offerings in beer, with today's half-year trading update showing sales falling faster in value terms than in volumes.

Vietnam lines up final SABECO stake sale - report

6 Jul 2020

Vietnam's Government is withdrawing from SABECO, according to reports, with the divestment of its remaining 36% stake in the domestic brewer.

Boycotts, taxes may trip up brewers in China - analyst

29 Jun 2020

Brewers in China could face new taxes on premium beer as well as Government-backed boycotts of international brands, an analyst has warned.

Marston's takes H1 US$50m coronavirus hit ahead of Carlsberg JV - results

26 Jun 2020

UK brewer & pub owner Marston's, which last month signed a brewing joint-venture in the country with Carlsberg, has seen COVID-19 wipe about GBP40m (US$50m) off its half-year sales.

UK on-premise reopening a "first step" - Trade associations

23 Jun 2020

The UK alcohol industry has given a cautious welcome to the Government's decision to allow the on-premise channel in England to reopen on 4 July.

UK beer industry demands pub reopening date

18 Jun 2020

UK brewers, including Guinness producer Diageo, have called on the country's Government to settle on a definitive reopening date for the on-premise or risk the loss of thousands of jobs.

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

What the beer category will look like, 12 months from now - comment

28 May 2020

Everyone is asking what the world will be like post-COVID. Beer commentator Stephen Beaumont is no exception but, rather than look forward in weeks or months, Stephen takes a punt at what the brewing industry can expect to see in May 2021.

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

27 May 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.

Carlsberg's Marston's JV a boost for both sides - analysis

26 May 2020

Beverage industry analysts have welcomed Carlsberg's UK joint venture with pub owner and brewer Marston's, calling the move both financially and strategically attractive.

Molson Coors Beverage Co furloughs North America, Europe staff

26 May 2020

Molson Coors Beverage Co has furloughed staff as the economic impact of the coronavirus reaches global brewers.

Carlsberg consolidates UK operations with Marston's

22 May 2020

Carlsberg and Marston's have agreed to combine their UK brewing operations in a joint venture, with the global brewer holding majority control of Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Co.

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

11 May 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, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Carlsberg Q1 2020 - Sales down 7.4%, Eastern Europe posts increase - results data - comment

30 Apr 2020

Carlsberg has reported a larger Q1 volumes slide than rival Heineken, but the brewer's Eastern Europe region posted a sales lift from the coronavirus-dominated three-month period.

Carlsberg Q1 2020 - preview

29 Apr 2020

On Thursday, Carlsberg will report its results from the first three months of 2020. The company is going up against sales in the corresponding period a year ago of DKK12.7bn (US$1.91bn). Here's a look at the news that will likely shape the firm's performance in the first quarter.

Why the CO2 conundrum puts craft brewers in the firing line - analysis

22 Apr 2020

The beer and carbonated soft drinks categories are at high risk of production grinding to a halt, due to supply chain consequences arising from the knock-on impacts of COVID-19.

Carlsberg names incoming corporate affairs VP

22 Apr 2020

Carlsberg has appointed Christian Wulff Søndergaard as its next corporate affairs head.

Why stock markets are strong while companies are weak, how best to keep investors informed and why Q1 doesn't matter so much - The just-drinks analyst

21 Apr 2020

None of us - not even just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton - has seen anything like this. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown us all into panic. As the need for calm heads grows, allow Ian to talk you down.

Grim reading ahead as Q1 results lift coronavirus veil - comment

20 Apr 2020

Over the next few weeks, the drinks industry will see the release of some of the most anticipated - and, not in a good way - quarterly results in its history.

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.

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