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Why drinks CEOs last longer, what your head office says about you and Anheuser-Busch InBev's box of surprises - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Aug 2019

Our resident analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly take on recent industry developments as viewed through the eyes of an investor. This month, Ian looks at the acceptable tenure for a CEO, why a company's choice of head office location matters and what has been an up-and-down few weeks for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Heineken invests in South Africa as turf war with Anheuser-Busch InBev intensifies

13 Aug 2019

Heineken is firming up its capacity in South Africa as the brewer looks to loosen Anheuser-Busch InBev's grip on the country's beer market.

Heineken’s H1 2019 results deliver "negative surprises" - Analysis

30 Jul 2019

Analysts have flagged a lack of communication by Dutch brewer Heineken, as results for the first half of the year came with a few surprises.

Michelob Ultra ripe for global expansion - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito

26 Jul 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito has said there is a "big opportunity" for Michelob Ultra in global markets as the low-carb beer expands beyond its US base, including through a test-run in China.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019

24 Jul 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data

19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

Diageo closes in on RTD, Guinness South Africa partnership with Anheuser-Busch InBev's SAB

19 Jul 2019

Diageo has moved a step closer to a licensing deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev for its RTD and Guinness brands in South Africa.

Heineken UK names Stephen Watt as on-premise director

18 Jul 2019

Heineken UK has promoted Stephen Watt to lead its on-premise division.

Reyes Beverage Group lines up DBI Beverage purchase

15 Jul 2019

Reyes Beverage Group is to buy DBI Beverage, a beer distributor covering northern California.

Heineken's Lagunitas names former footwear executive as new CMO

12 Jul 2019

Heineken's Californian craft beer unit, Lagunitas, has appointed a former marketing head for shoe maker Vans as its new CMO.

United Breweries lines up Heineken as Kingfisher brewer in Australia, New Zealand

10 Jul 2019

India's United Breweries is to hand production and distribution of its Kingfisher beer in Australia and New Zealand to minority partner Heineken.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - June 2019

28 Jun 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Anheuser-Busch InBev rules roost in most valuable beer brands list - data

27 Jun 2019

Budweiser has been named the world's most valuable beer brand for the first time, overtaking Anheuser-Busch InBev stablemate Bud Light, according to rankings compiled by brand consultancy Brand Finance.

Heineken's Tiger Beer fronts Dubai airport 'Street Den'

25 Jun 2019

Heineken's Tiger Beer is the latest drinks brand to open an outlet at Dubai International Airport, two months after Edrington's The Macallan Boutique started trading.

First, they came for soft drinks... How the anti-sugar lobby will affect the alcohol industry - Comment

24 Jun 2019

At a soft drinks conference in 2014, I asked a representative of the health group Action on Sugar when alcohol could expect to face the same pressure on sugar content as the soda giants. Her answer - basically, watch this space - was the same as I got today when I spoke to Action on Sugar again.

Heineken UK cuts sugar from cider brands, adds calorie info

20 Jun 2019

The UK unit of Heineken has reduced the amount of sugar in two of its cider brands by almost a third as part of new measures to boost accountability on health.

Roust Group promotes internally in Russia as group vodka volumes climb - Russia vodka data

19 Jun 2019

Roust Group has confirmed a switch of CEO for its home market of Russia, with former Heineken executive Alexey Gulevich moving up to assume the role.

Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

19 Jun 2019

Carlsberg is to open a small-batch brewery and tap room in the UK for its London Fields craft beer JV.

The Coca-Cola system on the mend, the growing reluctance to drink and the good old days for analysts- The just-drinks Analyst

18 Jun 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he considers the improving relationship between The Coca-Cola Co and one of its bottlers, the cooler relationship between younger consumers and alcohol and how the drinks industry used to live.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

12 Jun 2019

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basis from the 12 months, with volumes coming in flat. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Heineken hails Silver launch in Vietnam amid growing competition

7 Jun 2019

Heineken has said its Vietnam-brewed Heineken Silver has been well-received by consumers months after it was rolled out.

Heineken buys into Amsterdam's Oedipus Brewing

7 Jun 2019

Heineken has acquired a minority stake in Amsterdam brewery Oedipus for an undisclosed fee.

Heineken drops baseball team sponsorship over Ocasio-Cortez video

4 Jun 2019

Heineken's US unit has cancelled a sponsorship deal with a minor-league baseball team in the country for appearing to call Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an enemy of freedom during an in-game video message.

Heineken brings in "football geeks" to give fresh slant to Amstel's Europa League tie-up

30 May 2019

Heineken has launched the first content from a new marketing agency partnership as the brewer looks to cement a stronger social media presence for Amstel through the brand's Europa League sponsorship.

Is diversification the future for beer? - Comment

29 May 2019

From operating way beyond the beer category to selling off so-called non-core assets, brewers are now looking for growth elsewhere again. just-drinks' beer commentator, Stephen Beaumont, considers the cyclical history and looks at where the world's brewers are now.

Heineken UK lines up alcohol-free beer and cider campaign

21 May 2019

Heineken has launched an advertising campaign in the UK to promote its alcohol-free beers and ciders.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - May 2019

16 May 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on so far in recent weeks.

Global drinks deals in Q1 2019 - data

1 May 2019

A total of US$1.64bn changed hands in the global drinks industry during the first quarter of this year, according to a deals database collated by GlobalData.

Heineken closes China Resources Enterprise deal

30 Apr 2019

Heineken has completed the formation of a partnership in China as it looks to capitalise on the growing premium beer segment in the country. 

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