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Stone Brewing appoints former Lagunitas head Maria Stipp as CEO

2 Sep 2020

US craft brewer Stone Brewing has recruited the former CEO of Heineken-owned Lagunitas Brewing Co as its next head.

Vietnam readies offload of final SABECO stake with ThaiBev in pole position - report

1 Sep 2020

The Vietnamese government has completed the first step in the divestment of its remaining stake in brewer Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp (SABECO), according to state media.

Heineken goes "even greener" with Netherlands energy switch

1 Sep 2020

Heineken has announced that all brand Heineken beer brewed for the Dutch market is now made using 100% sustainable energy.

"Having a big uncle or auntie over your shoulder is priceless" - just-drinks speaks to Beavertown Brewery founder & Heineken partner Logan Plant

26 Aug 2020

What is it with Heineken and musicians? The Netherlands-based global brewer has been more particular with its craft brewery investments than, say acquisition-happy Anheuser-Busch InBev. But two of its biggest - Lagunitas and London's Beavertown - were both founded by frustrated rockstars.

Beavertown opens London's largest brewery

26 Aug 2020

London's Beavertown Brewery has unveiled a new production site built with investment from partner Heineken.

Heineken overhauls Dos Equis packaging in US

21 Aug 2020

The US division of Heineken has lined up new packaging for its Dos Equis bottles and cans.

Why no- and low-alcohol is a good news story but not free from controversy- sustainability spotlight

20 Aug 2020

The growing sales of no- and low-alcohol offerings have given brewers and drinks companies the rare opportunity to convey a positive health and wellness message, Ben Cooper writes. However, controversy is never far away.

How the second quarter has played out, how the on-premise has been performing and how South Africa has stepped back from the brink - The just-drinks Analyst

18 Aug 2020

In his latest report from the investment front-line, just-drinks in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, reviews second-quarter performances, bemoans the troubled return after lockdown of the on-premise channel and cheers his recent predictions in South Africa.

Heineken joins move away from plastic with cardboard toppers in UK

18 Aug 2020

Heineken has fulfilled a pledge to replace plastic rings on multipacks in the UK as the company joins other global brewers in unveiling cardboard toppers.

South Africa scraps domestic ban on alcohol sales

17 Aug 2020

Authorities in South Africa have lifted the latest ban on alcohol sales after pressure from major brewers.

Heineken joins investment boycott over South Africa alcohol ban - report

5 Aug 2020

Heineken has intensified industry pressure on South Africa's alcohol ban after reportedly joining Anheuser-Busch InBev in cancelling brewery investments in the country.

Alcohol industry split on social media ad pause

3 Aug 2020

Global alcohol producers have divereged on whether to continue a social media advertising pause started last month after a row about hate speech.

Europe drags down Heineken H1 as coronavirus bites - results data

3 Aug 2020

The major market of Europe was Heineken's worst performer as second-half sales plummeted on the back of the coronavirus pandemic.

Heineken hands Europa League sponsorship to Heineken 0.0

3 Aug 2020

Dutch brewer Heineken has removed Amstel as the beer partner of the UEFA Europa League, promoting non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0 into the prominent sports sponsorship slot.

Here come the numbers, there goes sustainability and where is South Africa's alcohol industry? - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Jul 2020

As we embark on the latest round of companies results, resident analyst Ian Shackleton returns to set the scene on what investors are considering when looking at the drinks industry. Ian also shares his thoughts on drinking Scotch from a paper bottle while sounding South Africa's alarm bells.

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

20 Jul 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 struggles in H1, future looks bright for namesake lager - trading update

16 Jul 2020

Heineken has reported a double-digit sales slide in the first half of this year, although the volumes performance of its namesake lager bodes well for the longer term.

Heineken UK's David Forde named next C&C Group CEO

9 Jul 2020

C&C Group has appointed Heineken UK head David Forde as its new CEO.

Vietnam lines up final SABECO stake sale - report

6 Jul 2020

Vietnam's Government is withdrawing from SABECO, according to reports, with the divestment of its remaining 36% stake in the domestic brewer.

Anheuser-Busch InBev launches Michelob Ultra blanket in COVID-themed campaign

1 Jul 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has joined Heineken in running a US marketing campaign that takes a light-hearted approach to social distancing rules.

Heineken unveils six-foot cooler for Dos Equis social distancing drive

24 Jun 2020

The US division of Heineken is to hand out six-foot-long coolers to Dos Equis consumers in a marketing activation designed to highlight social distancing guidelines.

Beavertown to live-stream farm animals in 'alternative Glastonbury' push

22 Jun 2020

Beavertown, the London brewer part-owned by Heineken, is to live-stream scenes from an English farm in a marketing campaign that aims to replace this Summer's cancelled UK festival and events season.

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

19 Jun 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.

Why everyone's crying out for a beer, why spirits is causing sleepless nights and why COVID could kill off conferences - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jun 2020

Ian Shackleton may no longer be an investment analyst by profession, but it's the only way he can look at the drinks industry. This month, he returns to just-drinks with thoughts of yesterbeer, some cautionary words for spirits and a telling-off for conference organisers.

Could lockdown cement low/no-alcohol status? - focus

15 Jun 2020

CFOs are not known for their excitability but, last week, Heineken's finance head could hardly contain herself.

Heineken trims SKUs by up to 30% to navigate COVID-19 crisis - CFO

12 Jun 2020

Heineken has cut back its beer portfolio by as much as 30% in some markets at the brewer rationalises SKUs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Heineken family buys stake in mixer company Double Dutch

11 Jun 2020

The family behind the Heineken company has bought a minority stake in UK tonic and mixer company Double Dutch.

Beverage rivals join forces for US$76m Brazil retail relief effort

10 Jun 2020

Beverage companies in Brazil including The Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo and Heineken are collaborating on a BRS370m (US$76m) rescue plan for small business owners.

Heineken appoints new brand Heineken global senior director

1 Jun 2020

Heineken's marketing director for Brazil is to take the lead on the Dutch brewer's namesake lager brand.

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

27 May 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.

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