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just The Preview - Molson Coors Q3

Molson Coors is set to report its third-quarter results tomorrow (7 November). Here, just-drinks takes a look at the highs and lows for comp...

just The Facts - SABMiller CEO's Highlights

Earlier today, SABMiller announced that chief executive Graham Mackay will stand down next year. Here, just-drinks takes a look at the major...

Will Major Brewers Acquire Craft Regional Brewers?

Stefan Kirk at Glenboden | 14 May 2012

In recent years a big re-invention story for the beer industry has been craft regional beers, especially in the US but also now in parts of Europe. We believe this is driven by that segment being a conduit for the majors to both growth and premiumisation, and see more M&A activity there going forward.

SABMiller: How to Solve a Problem like Foster's

Olly Wehring | 20 Apr 2012

What caught my eye when SABMiller issued its full-year trading update yesterday was how the brewer suggested that its recently-purchased Foster's unit wasn't doing that badly.

What if...?

Chris Hart at McKinney Rogers | 3 Jun 2010

In the latest of his series of quarterly columns assessing potential shocks which the drinks sector may face, Chris Hart, a partner at business performance consultancy McKinney Rogers, reminds readers of the vital contingency planning that should not be forgotten in the excitement of preparing for a big sports event.

Global beer players under the microscope

Euromonitor International | 23 Apr 2010

The wave of major consolidation activity in the beer market over 2008 was followed by weakening volume growth in 2009 as the economic downturn put a dampener on bullish tactics. With the global beer landscape and future growth opportunities realigned, Euromonitor International’s latest global briefing ‘Strategies for Growth in an Increasingly Consolidated Global Beer Market’ deciphers the measures that companies have taken in light of this new operating environment and how they fit in with long-term strategies. Spiros Malandrakis, Alcoholic Drinks Analyst at Euromonitor International, investigates.

Latest Interviews

Digital marketing and "brand warmth" - Interview

Andy Morton | 3 Nov 2015

Two months ago, Tom Kile-Hartshorn's digital marketing agency, Nation, won the right to handle Grolsch's global digital content and social media platforms. 

Latest News

This week in beer and cider on just-drinks

Olly Wehring | 6 Nov 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We also have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

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Grolsch gets global push for 400th birthday

James Wilmore | 2 Mar 2015

A global ad campaign is being launched to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Dutch lager brand Grolsch.

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Olly Wehring | 4 Feb 2015

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Molson Coors, Unite settle workers' pay dispute

James Wilmore | 5 Aug 2013

A dispute involving workers at Molson Coors' Burton-on-Trent brewery has been settled.

Carlsberg, A-B InBev cartel probe drags on

James Wilmore | 28 Mar 2013

Germany's competition watchdog has confirmed that an 18-month-old investigation into a host of brewers is on-going, but declined to say when it will be completed.

Heineken, Bavaria "disappointed" over ECJ ruling

Keith Nuthall | 20 Dec 2012

Heineken and Bavaria have said they are “disappointed” after Europe's highest court rejected their appeals against a reduction in fines for their part in a cartel.

SABMiller weathers Europe storm as Q1 revenue up

James Wilmore | 26 Jul 2012

SABMiller's first-quarter performance has been "in line with expectations" as group revenue rose 8%, the company said today (26 July).

Molson Coors spends GBP1.3m on movie-themed push

Andy Morton | 3 Jul 2012

Molson Coors has unveiled a GBP1.3m (US$2.04m) UK marketing campaign for Grolsch.

SABMiller Australian struggles will take time

Olly Wehring | 19 Apr 2012

SABMiller is going to need time to turn around the recently-acquired Foster's Group brewing unit in Australia, according to an analyst.

SABMiller names new general manager in France

Stuart Todd | 10 Apr 2012

SABMiller has appointed Bertrand Van Renynghe as the new general manager of its French subsidiary.

SABMiller Foster's Group loses Corona deal

Chris Mercer | 9 Mar 2012

SABMiller-owned Foster's Group has lost the licence to brew Grupo Modelo's Corona Extra in Australia.

SABMiller revamps Grolsch packaging

Olly Wehring | 24 Feb 2012

SABMiller has lined up a global packaging update for its Grolsch beer brand.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 3 Feb 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

SABMiller appoints Grolsch, Peroni chiefs

Chris Mercer | 1 Feb 2012

SABMiller has appointed new heads for its Royal Grolsch and Birra Peroni beer businesses.

SABMiller begins Australian brand manoeuvres

Olly Wehring | 19 Dec 2011

SABMiller has begun the shake-up of its beer presence in Australia following its recent purchase of Foster's Group.

On Call - SABMiller sizes up Africa beer bounty

Chris Mercer | 14 Oct 2011

SABMiller is focusing on local premium beers in Africa and believes that there is an untapped US$3.7bn of sales across nine of its key markets on the continent.

just the Research

Chris Mercer | 23 Sep 2011

Here's a round-up of the top reports currently available in the just-drinks research store.

just the Round-up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 16 Sep 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

Grolsch wins cartel fine annulment

Olly Wehring | 15 Sep 2011

Grolsch has had a EUR32m fine for participating in a pricing cartel in the Netherlands annulled.

Company research

Grolsch, Koninklijke NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Netherlands)

Grolsch, Koninklijke NV in Alcoholic Drinks (Netherlands)

Grolsch is looking for ways to further secure its position in beer in the Netherlands, by continuously innovating and launching new products to broaden its product range. In 2014 the company introduce...

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Beer Market Insights Netherlands

Beer Market Insights Netherlands

Summary The Beer Market Insight Netherlands report contains detailed brand, distribution and packaging data and analysis across the Netherlands beer market for 2013. Brand and packaging volume data is...

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Beer in the Netherlands

Beer in the Netherlands

The total volume sales of beer only saw a very limited increase in 2014 as Dutch consumers continue to move away from the largest beer category: Standard lager. The per capita consumption of standard...

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