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The just-drinks Analyst returns

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, has some sage advice for those listed drinks companies out there who are sniffing around the...

Wine must beware of the cannabis tidal wave

just-drinks' regular wine commentator Chris Losh has been away this summer. While away, has he been smoking something? If he has, it's given...

Olly Wehring | 15 Oct 2018

Is Heineken now looking to secure the brand loyalty of the petrol (and electric) heads among beer consumers?

Ian Shackleton | 28 Aug 2018

Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, returns this month with a headache from Heineken. He also considers the prospects for growth in the tricky Chinese market and surveys the dangers facing PepsiCo that its next CEO will have to deal with from day one.

Andy Morton | 16 Aug 2018

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 analyst has forecast. However, the group will be forced to fight for share in China's super-premium tier as international brewers increasingly flock to the growing end of the market.

Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2018

Ask Tony Magee, the founder of Heineken's Californian craft brewer, Lagunitas Brewing Co, about the relationship his company has with the global brewer and he'll tell you: "We are trying to infect them with our thinking."

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 | 15 Oct 2018

The non-alcoholic beer category faces "product integrity issues" that could hamper its move towards draught, Heineken's head brewer has warned.

Olly Wehring | 15 Oct 2018

Heineken has boosted its motor racing presence, securing 'official beer and cider' status with the Formula E electric street racing series.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2018

Heineken has launched Heineken 0.0 in Australia as the brewer continues to add the non-alcoholic lager variant to new markets.

Richard Woodard | 7 Sep 2018

Heineken's Dos Equis brand is introducing a new Mexican Pale Ale to the US on-premise, described as "a traditional pale ale with a Mexican twist that is fuller-bodied and delivers a subtle kick of heat".

Olly Wehring | 6 Sep 2018

Quintessential Brands Group has recruited a former Edrington and Heineken employee to head up one of its sales departments in the US.

Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2018

China's two biggest brewers have posted first-half sales rises as consumers increasingly move to premium beers, according to a report.

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.

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 NV - Strategy, SWOT and Corporate Finance Report

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Heineken NV in Beer (World)

Heineken NV in Beer (World)

The world’s second-largest brewer, Heineken, has a diverse product range that crosses geographies and categories. With a clear premium focus, the company is in a strong position to benefit from prevai...

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Beer in Slovakia

Beer in Slovakia

With purchasing power among Slovak consumers growing, their desire for product diversity in beer is rising. They expect products with greater added value, ones that will surprise their taste buds. The...

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