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Heineken faces tough battle in China - analysis

Heineken is unlikely to tackle Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser brand head-on in China following the Dutch brewer's deal with CR Beer, an an...

Lagunitas - the brewery infecting Heinken

Ask Tony Magee, the founder of Heineken's Californian craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Co, about the relationship his company has with the gl...

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2018

For foreign businesspeople in China, it is the most cliched of scenarios - the over-ambitious company lured to disaster by the appeal of China's seemingly bottomless potential. The past 30 years is littered with examples. Is Heineken about to become the latest?

Ian Shackleton | 28 Jun 2018

In his latest missive from the investor coal-face, former analyst Ian Shackleton shares his thoughts on how the second quarter is shaping up, the prospects of a trade war between the US and, well, everybody else and how drinks companies are starting to think longer-term than the next three months.

Andy Morton | 28 Jun 2018

What do international brewers know about cannabis? Not very much, it seems, which is why Constellation Brands last year invested CAD245m (US$191m) in a cannabis manufacturer to help Corona's US owner bring a cannabis beverage to market. Molson Coors is reportedly seeking similar help in its potential push into the category.

Richard Woodard | 31 May 2018

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the US dollar.

Latest Interviews

Andy Morton | 8 May 2018

As the man in charge of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and SABMiller's other European brands sold off after its takeover, Hector Gorosabel had a front-row seat for the dismantlement of one of the world's major brewers. Then, Asahi came calling and offered him the chance to lead his former charges in a fresh direction for the Japanese giant. In a two-part interview with just-drinks, Gorosabel discusses how he came to accept his new role, and reveals the behind-the-scenes emotions as SABMiller went out of existence.

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.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2018

Heineken's introductory craft-style range, the UK-produced Maltsmiths, is to appear on TV for the first time in a new GBP4.5m (US$5.8m) marketing campaign.

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2018

Heineken is betting on premium beer growth in China with a US$3.1bn partnership with Snow owner China Resources Enterprises.

Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2018

Heineken's CEO has said Nigeria's premium beer market is on track for success despite pressure from value brands and the launch of Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser.

Andy Morton | 30 Jul 2018

Heineken has delivered a solid first-half sales increase but also slashed its full-year forecast after margins plummeted.

Richard Woodard | 20 Jul 2018

Heineken has launched the biggest UK brand awareness campaign for Birra Moretti in three years, including the brand’s first television advert in the country.

Lucy Britner | 18 Jul 2018

Heineken has launched what it claims is the "biggest ever" campaign for alcohol-free beer in the UK market.

Andy Morton | 9 Jul 2018

Heineken has halted brand promotion work in Mozambique after an independent assessment found that some female promotion staff in the country had been sexually harassed by consumers.

Lucy Britner | 29 Jun 2018

Heineken has partnered with Channel 4 in the UK to launch a new TV campaign for its Bulmers cider brand.

Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2018

Heineken has been hit by a carbon dioxide shortage in the UK that could affect beer supplies to the country's on-premise channel.

Andy Morton | 21 Jun 2018

Heineken has bought a minority stake in London brewery Beavertown.

Andy Morton | 18 Jun 2018

Heineken is to invest GBP44m (US$58m) in its UK pub estate this year as it looks to spur growth in a declining on-premise.

Andy Morton | 15 Jun 2018

Heineken has unveiled a new US marketing campaign entitled "Cheers to the Unexpected", celebrating spontaneity in a series of television commercials, digital spots and outdoor branding.

Richard Woodard | 14 Jun 2018

Old Mout Cider has launched its biggest UK campaign to date – a GBP3.5m (US$4.7m) initiative entitled "Save the Kiwi".

Andy Morton | 6 Jun 2018

Heineken has appointed a new CEO for its US unit.

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2018

Heineken has secured a return to headline status for its namesake beer brand with Europe's leading club rugby union tournament.

Lucy Britner | 25 May 2018

Heineken's US unit has added Italian beer brand Birra Moretti to its countertop draught system.

Lucy Britner | 16 May 2018

Heineken's US unit will reintroduce the group's Strongbow Original Dry cider to the country, following what the company has called demand from consumers via social media.

Lucy Britner | 11 May 2018

Heineken has acquired a minority share in a Belize brewery.

Lucy Britner | 4 May 2018

Heineken's US unit has lined up 20-packs of smaller bottle sizes for its Tecate Light beer as it looks to capitalise on summer drinking occasions.

Andy Morton | 30 Apr 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev's Corona Mexican beer has overtaken Skol to retake its crown as Latin America's most valuable brand.

Lucy Britner | 26 Apr 2018

Heineken has named Dolf van den Brink as its new leader for Asia Pacific.

Andy Morton | 26 Apr 2018

Heineken CEO Jean-Francois van Boxmeer took a EUR620,000 (US$750,000) pay cut last year after hitting fewer performance targets.

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.

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