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What is the outlook for CBD beverages in Europe? - focus

27 Jan 2020

Recent comments from regulators in Europe have left some in the food and beverage industry worried about what's ahead for the region's nascent CBD food market. Simon Creasey explores further.

Where you should invest in 2020, what's the worst ever beer deal and why Vimto could be a 2020 no-no - The just-drinks Analyst

23 Jan 2020

In his first just-drinks outing of 2020, in-house analyst Ian Shackleton shares his drinks stock tip, flags what could be the worst beer transaction of all-time and considers what could be a tough 12 months for one of the UK's more curious soft drinks players.

Lagunitas Brewing Co to axe 5% of staff amid domestic struggles

22 Jan 2020

Heineken-owned craft brewer Lagunitas Brewing is to cut its workforce after what the company called a "hard-fought" 2019.

Diageo tops UK brand awareness chart with busy Baileys

22 Jan 2020

Diageo's Baileys has come top of a new UK brand awareness survey after creating some of 2019's biggest "buzz".

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - January 2020

22 Jan 2020

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

Heineken reveals latest James Bond push - video

15 Jan 2020

Heineken has released details of its latest James Bond TV commercial, featuring Bond star Daniel Craig.

Heineken’s Strongbow Dark Fruit 0.5% - Product Launch

14 Jan 2020

Heineken has added a 0.5% abv variant to its Strongbow Dark Fruit cider brand. Strongbow Dark Fruit 0.5%, which is 73 calories a bottle, contains no artificial flavours or colours, the company said.

Heineken brings in James Bond to promote Heineken 0.0

9 Jan 2020

Heineken is lining up a new campaign around its James Bond partnership that shows the British spy drinking the alcohol-free variant of its namesake beer brand.

Heineken USA uses Dry January to push Heineken 0.0

20 Dec 2019

Heineken has launched an on-premise campaign to get consumers in the US to try its alcohol-free beer offering, as the brewer looks to tap into wider consumer trends towards abstinence in January.

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2019

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry. In part III, deputy editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Could Molson Coors Europe & International become the first big M&A deal of 2020? - analysis

17 Dec 2019

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its name. The switch to Molson Coors Beverage Co suggested a "pivot away from beer", a suggestion that has plenty of evidence to back it up – hello, Vizzy hard seltzer! Less was made, however, about the prospects for the company's operations outside its North American heartland. Until now.

United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Witbier - Product Launch

4 Dec 2019

United Breweries has launched the first non-lager Kingfisher, a craft-style wheat beer called Ultra Witbier.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2019

26 Nov 2019

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

Why hard seltzer's US success won't translate to Western Europe - focus

26 Nov 2019

The impressive performance of the alcoholic sparkling water category in the US has prompted virtually all and sundry to jump on the speeding train. As consumer trends and beer category maturity have combined with supportive distribution models and tax treatments, the 'seltzer boom' has come about in the country as a result of - wait for it - a perfect storm of circumstances.

Kirin to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks for US$407m

25 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to sell its Australian dairy unit, Lion Dairy & Drinks, to China's Mengniu Dairy for AUD600m (US$407m).

Heineken extends South American football sponsorship for Amstel

22 Nov 2019

Heineken has strengthened its South American football ties with a renegotiated contract with the Conmebol football confederation.

Molson Coors shapes exit strategy, the changing shape of whistleblowers and how the drinks stock tips shape up - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Nov 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks at the whistleblowers of today and reviews which drinks stocks have performed as he'd hoped.

US craft beer sell-off continues as Kirin agrees New Belgium Brewing buy

20 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to buy New Belgium Brewing as another leading light of the US craft beer movement looks set to be snapped up by a multi-national.

Heineken takes Desperados to South Africa

19 Nov 2019

Heineken has expanded the African footprint of Desperados with a launch in South Africa.

Heineken replaces Carlsberg as UEFA Euro sponsor for 2020 tournament

13 Nov 2019

Heineken has strengthened its presence in European football, with its namesake beer replacing Carlsberg as the 'official beer' of the next UEFA Euro tournament.

Heineken eyes global drive after UK plastic rings pledge

8 Nov 2019

A pledge by Heineken's UK unit to reduce plastic waste is the start of a sustainability push that will expand to cover the world, the Dutch brewer has told just-drinks.

Dual distribution in Brazil must continue, Heineken told

1 Nov 2019

Heineken has failed to consolidate its distribution operations in Brazil, where its Kaiser beer business has been told it must honour an existing tie-up with the Coca-Cola system in the country.

How has Heineken performed in YTD 2019? - results data

23 Oct 2019

Heineken's flat volumes from the Americas region in Q3 was offset by a double-digit lift in Asia-Pacific, the brewer said today.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019

16 Oct 2019

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

Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Sep 2019

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.

Beam Suntory creates RTD executive post, appoints Olga Osminkina-Jones

9 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Heineken and PepsiCo executive as its first chief RTD officer.

Brewers build India soft drinks networks to push non-alcoholic beer sales - United Breweries

4 Sep 2019

Heineken partner United Breweries and Anheuser-Busch InBev have set up soft drinks distribution channels in India so that non-alcoholic beers such as Heineken 0.0 can target the country's large soda category, a UB executive has said.

Gen Z demands will change low-, no-alcohol trajectory - Zag Drinks

2 Sep 2019

The UK maker of a beer-style soft drink has said the low- and no-alcohol category will transform over the next five years because younger consumers are not looking for alcohol replacement.

Heineken appoints Luis Prata as Red Stripe MD

27 Aug 2019

Heineken has named a director from its Portugal operations to lead the Red Stripe unit in Jamiaca.

Heineken USA partners with Funny or Die for comedy sports commentary - video

27 Aug 2019

Heineken USA has partnered with Funny or Die, the website owned by actor Will Ferrell, on a 'second-screen' sports commentary activation for US football.

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