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Heineken ramps up pressure on C&C Group in Ireland with cider launch

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.

Heineken withdraws Heineken Light ad after Twitter storm - video

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.

How ultra-light beer is re-defining the light beer concept - NPD trends

21 Mar 2018

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.

Heineken rolls out Dos Equis 'Keep It Interesante' campaign - video

16 Mar 2018

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

Heineken unlikely to loosen tight control over China assets - analyst

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.

Heineken silent on US$1bn China sale report

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.

Heineken UK unveils mini kegs for Strongbow Original, Dark Fruit

8 Mar 2018

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

Heineken Performance Trends 2013-2017 - results data

6 Mar 2018

In mid-February, Heineken released its results for 2017. The brewer posted a 5% increase in sales for the 12 months, on a 3% lift in volumes. Here, drinks industry commentator Richard Siddle considers Heineken's performance over the last five years.

Alcohol's ethical quandary, Pernod Ricard's time in the spotlight and a drinks stock update - The just-drinks Analyst

1 Mar 2018

just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his monthly look at the drinks industry from an investor's point of view. And, he's just in time for results season.

Will Keurig Dr Pepper merger prompt change in sustainability strategy? – Sustainability Spotlight

1 Mar 2018

In his latest look at sustainability efforts across the drinks industry, sustainability expert Ben Cooper digs behind last month's headlines of the 'merger' of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. What he discovers, from a sustainability perspective, makes for some challenging reading.

Heineken opens seventh Mexico brewery

28 Feb 2018

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

Heineken to spend US$25m on French production footprint

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.

Heineken's synergies, premiumisation designs in Brazil - Analysis

13 Feb 2018

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

Heineken proposes finance brain addition to supervisory board

12 Feb 2018

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

Heineken full-year 2017 by region - results data

12 Feb 2018

In mid-February, Heineken reported its results for 2017. The brewer saw sales on an organic basis climb by 5% in the 12 months, on the back of the 6% sales lift posted for the first half of 2017. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the group's performance in the 12-month period by region.

Heineken up in 2017 as sales growth set to continue into 2018 - results

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.

Heineken USA names Jonnie Cahill CMO

9 Feb 2018

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

Heineken targets 220 job cuts in Spain

2 Feb 2018

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

Beverage industry warns Donald Trump to leave aluminium imports alone

2 Feb 2018

Companies including The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo, Heineken and Constellation Brands have joined forces to urge US President Donald Trump not to restrict aluminium imports to the country.

C&C Group the one to watch in 2018, too many analysts and not enough research and finding a favourite between beer and spirits - The just-drinks Analyst

1 Feb 2018

Starting the year as he means to go on, just-drinks' resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, considers where we should put our investment spend in 2018. Ian also looks at how the analyst community is reacting to the introduction of MiFiD II and explains the reasons behind his favourite drinks category.

Heineken takes Nespresso-style Blade system to US

1 Feb 2018

Heineken has launched its countertop draught dispenser in the US, as it looks to target on-premise outlets that have smaller beer volumes.

Heineken takes 0.0 to Canada

29 Jan 2018

Heineken has launched its alcohol-free lager in the Canadian market, as it looks to tap into healthy lifestyle trends. 

What's coming up in beer in 2018? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

23 Jan 2018

Our 2018 category previews continue. Here, beer industry commentator Stephen Beaumont shares his predictions on how the brewing world will weather the year ahead.

"It is for drinks producers to be the most committed partners of governments to tackle the harmful use of alcohol" - Interview, Henry Ashworth, CEO of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking - Part II

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.

Heineken begins US$100m brewery build in Mozambique

4 Dec 2017

Heineken has started construction of its first brewery in Mozambique. 

Heineken buys 49% stake in Brixton Brewery

29 Nov 2017

Heineken has purchased a 49% share in London-based craft brewer Brixton Brewery. 

Heineken, Big Drop back Club Soda's Mindful Drinking Christmas Festival

17 Nov 2017

Heineken's 0.0 beer, along with low-alcohol craft brewer Big Drop, will sponsor a mindful drinking festival in London this month. 

Heineken partners Evite and Uber in US anti drink-driving activation

7 Nov 2017

Heineken has launched a campaign to encourage responsible drinking during the holiday season in the US. 

Heineken posts Q3 & YTD 2017 volumes lift - results

25 Oct 2017

Heineken has reported a steady rise in organic volumes, with Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe as well as the Americas helping to drive growth.  

Heineken takes H41 'Wild Lager' to US

12 Oct 2017

Heineken has launched its H41 Heineken variant in the US,18 months after the beer was first released in Europe.








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