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Heineken's Q1 2018 trading update - Preview

Later this week, Heineken releases a trading update, covering the first quarter of its 2018. Here's a look at the events that shaped the thr...

Water – Think global, act local - Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, water is always near the top of the list for drinks companies. This month, sustainability commentator Ben C...

Richard Siddle | 5 Apr 2018

In February, Molson Coors released its full-year results for the 12 months of 2017, its first full year since taking control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. The top-line came in flat on the corresponding period a year earlier, with the final quarter pulling up the rest of 2017. Here, just-drinks considers the brewer's performance over the last five years.

Olly Wehring | 28 Mar 2018

Earlier this month, Wells Fargo conducted a survey of beer distributors in the US that collectively service around 100,000 retail outlets to gauge current industry trends. Here are the company's findings.

Ian Shackleton | 27 Mar 2018

Our analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly consideration of the latest developments in the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian turns his attention to the saga at Conviviality, the possibility of the Coca-Cola system venturing into alcohol and tells us why Pernod Ricard makes him feel all warm and fuzzy.

It is not your imagination: Light beer is getting lighter. Although the top light brands, such as Bud Light, Coors Light and Miller Lite, have seen their sales erode for nearly a decade in the US, the success of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Michelob Ultra variant has given the industry hope. Subsequently, a new wave of innovators seeking to establish a new ultra-light premium beer niche has been born.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2017

In November, just-drinks grabbed some time with the CEO of the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, Henry Ashworth. The first part of our resultant interview, which can be found here, saw Ashworth explain what the organisation does and how it defines success. Here, in part two, we discuss IARD's relationship with the World Health Organisation and tackle the thorny issue of pricing as a tool in responsible drinking's arsenal.

Lucy Britner | 13 Oct 2016

Andy Thomas moved up to the CEO position at Craft Brew Alliance in 2014, following several years in the company's commercial operations. Previously, he spent 12 years at Heineken USA - the last two of which were as unit president. Thomas's experience in big brewing has proved useful at CBA, as the company moves to deepen its ties with major shareholder Anheuser-Busch InBev. In part one of this two-part interview, Thomas provides insight into the latest deal, which gives AB InBev a staggered, qualified offer option to acquire CBA.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 19 Apr 2018

Heineken is launching its namesake lager in 44cl cans for the first time in the UK as it ramps up marketing around the Champions League Final.

Andy Morton | 18 Apr 2018

Cold weather in Europe failed to dampen demand for Heineken as first quarter volumes for the brewer increased.

Andy Morton | 13 Apr 2018

Heineken is continuing to appeal to Hispanics in the US with a new campaign for Tecate beer that includes bi-lingual point-of-sale and activations around Mexico's appearance at this Summer's FIFA World Cup.

Andy Morton | 11 Apr 2018

Heineken has overhauled the packaging for its Maltsmith’s brand, the craft-style range it launched in the UK just over 12 months ago.

Lucy Britner | 11 Apr 2018

Heineken has used its pub estate as part of a research project in the UK, in an effort to identify category growth drivers and boost trade in the market.

Lucy Britner | 10 Apr 2018

Heineken has launched a zero alcohol cider under its New Zealand brand Old Mout.

Andy Morton | 5 Apr 2018

Heineken has launched a Strongbow variant in the US to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Lucy Britner | 5 Apr 2018

Heineken's alcohol-free beer has gained a listing with European budget airline Ryanair. 

Andy Morton | 28 Mar 2018

Drinks companies operating in the UK that are already braced for next month's sugar tax are facing further disruption after the Government announced plans to introduce a bottle-deposit return system in England.

Andy Morton | 27 Mar 2018

Heineken has confirmed it is to launch a new cider in Ireland as it continues to spar with the country's category leader, C&C Group's Bulmers.

Andy Morton | 27 Mar 2018

Heineken has pulled a television advert in the US amid a social media backlash that culminated in a hip-hop artist accusing the brewer's marketing team of being deliberately racist.

Lucy Britner | 16 Mar 2018

Heineken's US unit has updated its 'Most Interesting Man' creative in a new campaign for the Dos Equis beer brand. 

Andy Morton | 9 Mar 2018

An analyst has cast doubts on reports claiming that Heineken is to sell the Chinese rights to its flagship lager to China Resources Beer for US$1bn.

Andy Morton | 8 Mar 2018

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is in talks to sell its China business to China Resources Snow Breweries, the owner of the Snow beer brand.

Andy Morton | 8 Mar 2018

Heineken is to launch five-litre Strongbow kegs into the UK off-premise as it targets the outdoor summer occasion.

Lucy Britner | 28 Feb 2018

Heineken has opened a seventh brewery in Mexico, this time in Meoqui, Chihuahua.

Stuart Todd | 22 Feb 2018

Heineken has confirmed plans to invest EUR20m (US$24.6m) at its three French breweries this year, a move that will lead to the creation of 50 jobs.

Lucy Britner | 13 Feb 2018

The buzz in the client notes that followed Heineken's full-year 2017 results announcement yesterday was all about Brazil.

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2018

Heineken is looking to add the former CFO of ThyssenKrupp to its board of directors later this year.

Olly Wehring | 12 Feb 2018

Heineken has maintained its mid-single-digit rise in sales from the first half of 2017, posting a 5% top-line lift in the full 12 months of last year.

Lucy Britner | 9 Feb 2018

Heineken's US unit has appointed a new CMO, after the previous incumbent moved to Diageo. 

Andy Morton | 2 Feb 2018

More than 200 jobs are at risk across Heineken’s Spanish workforce as the company looks to streamline sales and production.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 16 Sep 2016

Heineken is known for its flashy adverts. Now the brewer has given the star treatment to a new recruitment drive with a glamorous and highly-persuasive ad that, quite frankly, had the staff here at just-drinks dusting off their resumes.

Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 2016

Here in the UK, we're coming to the end of a fine summer of cricket, with England having played against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in a number of matches around the country.

Company research

Heineken N.V. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Heineken NV - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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Heineken NV - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company's structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and s...

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Heineken do Brasil Comercial Ltda in Alcoholic Drinks (Brazil)

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Heineken do Brasil Comercial Ltda is part of the private international group Heineken NV. In Brazil, it operates in beer, with a wide portfolio of brands occupying different price bands, such as Heine...

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