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Why Diageo needs to work on its presentation skills, Heineken's CEO is just so young and UK pubs ain't what they used to be - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Feb 2021

just-drinks' in-house analyst joins us again this month with perfect timing. Company results are flooding in and Ian Shackleton runs his beady eye over the latest numbers (and presentation skills) from Diageo as well as the figures (and young-ness of CEO) from Heineken. Ian also looks at the UK on-premise channel, once a healthy stomping ground for investors.

Hofmeister adds low abv to lager line and beer experience to board

16 Nov 2020

Recently-relaunched beer brand Hofmeister has lined up two extensions, including a low-alcohol offering, while welcoming two industry veterans to its board.

Greene King to shutter UK pubs, cut 800 jobs

8 Oct 2020

UK brewer Greene King is to close about 25 of its pubs because of the coronavirus impact on the country's on-premise channel.

Why COVID-19 has restored plastic's popularity in soft drinks - comment

7 Jul 2020

Before COVID-19 changed everything, 'plastic' was little more than a dirty word that was only getting dirtier. Now, however, the packaging material could provide a neat solution to consumer unease over cleanliness. Lucy Britner explains.

Greene King to pay reparations for founder's slave trade legacy - report

18 Jun 2020

UK brewer Greene King has pledged to make charity donations to black communities after apologising for its founder's links to the slave trade.

Greene King tackles UK lockdown with pub food delivery

14 May 2020

UK brewer & pub owner Greene King has started a meal delivery service from a small number of London venues to help restart sales.

Greene King furloughs 36,000 staff - report

27 Apr 2020

UK brewer & pub owner Greene King has furloughed 36,000 of its staff, according to a report.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2019

26 Nov 2019

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.

Greene King follows Fuller, Smith & Turner with UK offload

19 Aug 2019

Greene King has lined up a near-US$6bn sale to Hong Kong's CK Asset Holdings, fulfilling a prophesy earlier this year that the UK brewer and pub operator would follow Fuller, Smith & Turner with a divestment.

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.

Greene King names Madame Tussauds head Nick Mackenzie as next CEO

15 Jan 2019

UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has appointed Madame Tussauds head Nick Mackenzie as its new CEO.

Another drinks CEO to go as Greene King's Rooney Anand calls time

6 Nov 2018

Greene King is on the hunt for a new CEO as Rooney Anand prepares to step down after 13 years at the helm.

Why analysts are going ga-ga over Diageo, Heineken's & C&C Group's on-premise plays and why you need just-drinks - The just-drinks analyst

14 Sep 2017

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts on the attractions of vertical integration in UK beer and pubs, and a warning that financial regulatory change will dramatically change corporate communications – and increase the value of just-drinks.

UK households with children increase spending on drinking out - figures

24 Aug 2016

New figures from UK brewer Greene King have shown a big jump in out-of-home drinks spend by families with children.

Greene King becomes official Aston Villa ale partner

1 Aug 2016

UK brewer Greene King will become the official ale partner of Aston Villa football club from the 2016/17 season. 

Greene King CEO issues Brexit warning over consumer confidence

29 Jun 2016

The CEO of UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has warned Britain's decision to leave the EU will hit consumer confidence.

Diageo, SABMiller call for UK to stay in European Union

23 Feb 2016

The heads of UK-headquartered Diageo and SABMiller have signed a letter calling for the UK to remain in the European Union, ahead of June's referendum on the matter.

Carlsberg silent over C&C Group talks for UK arm

25 Sep 2015

Carlsberg has declined to comment on a report it had held talks over selling its UK unit to C&C Group.

Heineken adds to UK on-trade footprint with Greene King buy

1 Sep 2015

Heineken has boosted its on-trade presence in the UK through the purchase of 13 pubs from Greene King.

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7 Jul 2015

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“Tough comparatives” hit Greene King H2 as FY sales flatline

5 May 2015

Good trading in key events such as Valentine’s Day and Easter helped brewer and pub business Greene King to an upturn in like-for-like sales in its latest fiscal year.

Greene King YTD brewing volumes up after export boost

19 Jan 2015

Greene King has seen a single-digit lift in year-to-date volumes for its brewing operations helped by its export performance.

Greene King shareholders approve Spirit Pub Co deal

14 Jan 2015

Greene King's shareholders have given the green light for the company to acquire Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal.

just the Week in - Beer

9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.

Greene King to air alternative Christmas speech for Old Speckled Hen

22 Dec 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is to release an alternative Christmas Day speech as part of the festive campaign for its Old Speckled Hen brand.

Greene King sees H1 profits slip, but brewing sales up

4 Dec 2014

Greene King has reported a fall in half-year net profits, but rising sales against a “challenging backdrop”.

Greene King targets "next generation" with Old Speckled Hen rebrand

17 Nov 2014

Greene King has unveiled a redesign of Old Speckled Hen as it looks to bring younger consumers into the ale category.

just the Week in - Beer

7 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.

just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit Pub Co

4 Nov 2014

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-drinks takes a look at what the Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator is getting for its money:





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