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Carlsberg's Marston's JV a boost for both sides - analysis

26 May 2020

Beverage industry analysts have welcomed Carlsberg's UK joint venture with pub owner and brewer Marston's, calling the move both financially and strategically attractive.

Molson Coors Beverage Co furloughs North America, Europe staff

26 May 2020

Molson Coors Beverage Co has furloughed staff as the economic impact of the coronavirus reaches global brewers.

Beavertown Brewery's Staycation IPA - Product Launch

26 May 2020

UK craft brewer Beavertown is looking to cheer up consumers who have had their summer holidays cancelled, releasing a limited-edition IPA called Staycation.

Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer named Vodafone chairman

22 May 2020

Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer is to join Vodafone as the UK-based telecommunications company's next chairman.

Heineken names incoming chief corporate affairs & transformation officer

19 May 2020

Heineken has lined up Stacey Tank as its next chief corporate affairs & transformation officer.

Heineken's Desperados live-stream DJ shows head to Spain

19 May 2020

Heineken has released details of the latest activation from the partnership between its Desperados brand and Spanish live show organiser Elrow.

Molson Coors Beverage Co Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

13 May 2020

In mid-February, Molson Coors Beverage Co released its full-year results for 2019. The group posted flat sales for the 12 months on a 3.5% decline in volumes. Here, just-drinks considers Molson Coors' performance over the last five years.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2020 - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

11 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, a little later than planned, is a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Beavertown Brewery's Nanobot Super Session IPA - Product Launch

1 May 2020

Beavertown Brewery is adding a low-alcoholic beer to its portfolio in the UK.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

30 Apr 2020

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2019. The brewing giant posted a 4.3% lift in sales from the year in organic terms, with volumes inching up by 1.1%. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Carlsberg Q1 2020 - Sales down 7.4%, Eastern Europe posts increase - results data - comment

30 Apr 2020

Carlsberg has reported a larger Q1 volumes slide than rival Heineken, but the brewer's Eastern Europe region posted a sales lift from the coronavirus-dominated three-month period.

Anheuser-Busch InBev calls time on Budweiser Prohibition Brew - just-drinks exclusive

29 Apr 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to discontinue non-alcoholic Budweiser brand Prohibition Brew and replace it with the newly-launched Budweiser Zero in all markets.

Heineken's chief corporate affairs officer to step down

27 Apr 2020

Heineken has announced the departure of its chief corporate affairs officer.

Heineken Q1 2020 - Volumes dip 2.1%, slide 14% in March - results data

22 Apr 2020

Heineken has increased its focus on e-commerce sales, with the first three months of 2019 proving the calm before the coronavirus storm of a tempestuous nine months ahead.

Why stock markets are strong while companies are weak, how best to keep investors informed and why Q1 doesn't matter so much - The just-drinks analyst

21 Apr 2020

None of us - not even just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton - has seen anything like this. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown us all into panic. As the need for calm heads grows, allow Ian to talk you down.

Heineken Q1 2020 - preview

21 Apr 2020

On Wednesday, Heineken will announce its volumes performance from the first three months of 2020. This time last year, the brewer posted a 4% volumes lift for the first quarter of 2019, the same rate of increase as in Q1 2018. Here's a look at the news that is likely to have shaped the company's performance in the quarter.

Grim reading ahead as Q1 results lift coronavirus veil - comment

20 Apr 2020

Over the next few weeks, the drinks industry will see the release of some of the most anticipated - and, not in a good way - quarterly results in its history.

Coca-Cola Consolidated to furlough 700 employees

20 Apr 2020

Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the US, is to put 700 staff on temporary leave.

Heineken offers on-premise support in Asia through Tiger Beer

17 Apr 2020

Heineken has added its name to the list of brand owners offering assistance to the beleaguered on-premise channel, this time in Asia through its Tiger Beer brand.

Heineken makes "no layoffs" guarantee as coronavirus impacts demand

8 Apr 2020

Heineken has pledged to retain all of its employees until at least the end of this year despite an expected economic hit from the coronavirus.

"We're working seven days a week on sanitiser" - British Honey Co banks on coronavirus strategy shift - CORONAVIRUS SPECIAL

3 Apr 2020

Honey spirits maker British Honey Co has rapidly turned alcohol sanitiser into a new long-term revenue generator to help soften the economic shock of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus takes shine off hard seltzer's moment in the sun - comment

2 Apr 2020

It was supposed to be the summer of seltzer. But the coronavirus outbreak in the US has put paid to what analyst estimated would be a 270% increase in sales this year for one of the hottest categories in alcoholic drinks.

Top US brewers in 2019 - data

2 Apr 2020

This week, US trade body The Brewers Association released its annual chart listing the largest brewers in the country in volume terms in 2019. Here is the top 50.

Drinks firms go virtual to target home-bound consumers

2 Apr 2020

Alcohol companies are launching at-home marketing activations as consumers face lockdown measures in Europe and North America.

US beer enjoys coronavirus bounce in off-premise - figures

31 Mar 2020

Beer sales in US off-premise channel surged at the start of the coronavirus emergency, new figures have shown.

Heineken prepares for CEO coronation with Asia-Pacific, Europe leadership appointments

27 Mar 2020

Heineken has completed its latest reshuffle of senior executives, with the head of operations in Vietnam replacing future CEO Dolf van den Brink in Asia-Pacific.

China Resources Beer announces brewery closures in shift to premium - report

25 Mar 2020

Part Heineken-owned China Resources Beer is to close about 20 breweries in the country as it pivots away from low-value beer, according to a report.

The Coca-Cola Co "respects" Olympic Games delay

24 Mar 2020

The Coca-Cola Co has supported today's decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games to next year.

Carlsberg CEO pay dips in 2019 to US$7.2m

18 Mar 2020

Carlsberg CEO Cees 't Hart's total pay dropped last year despite an increase in fixed salary.

China brewers face Q1 slump despite on-premise recovery - analyst

16 Mar 2020

First-quarter sales for China's leading brewers are expected to fall by about one-third as the country's on-premise slowly reopens, an analyst has said.






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