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What will be Carlsberg's priorities for the years ahead? – Analysis

21 Mar 2019

Following on from just-drinks' analysis this month of Carlsberg's performance over the last five years, beer commentator Stephen Beaumont considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.

Heineken Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

19 Mar 2019

In early-2018, Heineken reported its results for the year prior. Sales in the 12 months of the year came in 6% up on 2017, with all reporting regions posting volumes increases.  Here, just-drinks considers Heineken's performance over the last five years to see what the wider beer category can learn from the brewer.

Coca-Cola Amatil quells Lion Drinks & Dairy acquisition rumours

18 Mar 2019

Coca-Cola Amatil has said it is not pursuing the purchase of Kirin's Australia-based food and beverage unit.

The soft drinks & bottled water categories in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2018

The past year has seen significant change in the soft drinks and water sectors, precipitated by that immutable force - necessity. A look back over the past 12 months reveals how environmental and health concerns are shaping company strategy, investment decisions and new product development.

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks predicts

6 Dec 2018

In just-drinks' beer review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But what is in store for 2019? We take a peek into our crystal ball to predict the biggest news and trends for the year ahead.

Brooklyn Brewery ditches Coopers Brewery for Lion in Australia

7 Nov 2018

Brooklyn Brewery has announced another change of partner in Australia, with Coopers Brewery making way for Lion-owned Little Creatures.

Kirin set to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks

19 Oct 2018

Japan's Kirin Holdings is to sell the dairy and drinks division of Lion, its Australia-based food and beverage subsidiary.

Kirin Holdings mulls Lion Dairy & Drinks sell-off

11 Sep 2018

Kirin Holdings has confirmed the launch of a "strategic review" of its Lion Dairy & Drinks division in Oceania.

Kirin's James Boag’s Wild Rivers - Product Launch

31 Aug 2018

Japanese brewer Kirin's Australian unit Lion has launched its first new James Boag's beer for a decade.

How Heineken is causing concern, why China still offers challenges and what future for PepsiCo's drinks operations - The just-drinks Analyst

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.

Brazil on its way back, but not in a hurry - Analysis

31 May 2018

Brazil's economic recovery, its slowest in two decades, may be hampered by a fragile job market, high interest rates and the strength of the US dollar.

Kirin's Lion Dairy & Drinks unit invests in Remedy Kombucha

20 Apr 2018

Kirin's Australian unit has made an investment in a kombucha brand.

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.

Beer drag brings Kirin 2017 sales to standstill - results

14 Feb 2018

Kirin’s domestic and overseas beer units dropped back last year as the Japanese company crawled to a slight sales rise.

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.

Is FEMSA trying to bloody Heineken's nose with stake sale? - Editor's Viewpoint

19 Sep 2017

On the surface, it looks pretty clear-cut. Give it a scratch, though, and there could be a little more to FEMSA’s Heineken stake sale than first meets the eye.

Drinks industry emphasises responsibility efforts in latest progress report

11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.

Kirin's Lion offloads distribution JV BevChain in Australia

4 Sep 2017

Kirin's Australian unit Lion has sold its stake in warehousing and distribution company BevChain. 

Where is Molson Coors today and where will it be tomorrow? - Comment

24 Aug 2017

Following on from just-drinks' analysis of Molson Coors' performance over the last five years, just-drinks' beer commentator Stephen Beaumont, considers the takeaways for the wider brewing industry.

Molson Coors performance trends 2012-2016 - results data

17 Jul 2017

In February 2017, Molson Coors released its full-year results for 2016; the year in which the brewer took full control of the MillerCoors joint-venture in the US. While the transaction has skewed the numbers for 2016 - full details of which can be found here - the results from the four years prior provide an interesting guide to Molson Coors' longer-term performance.

Japan beer woes deepen as H1 shipments decline again - report

13 Jul 2017

Japan's domestic beer shipments fell to a record low for the fifth first-half-year in a row, as all three segments of the category declined amid tax changes, according to local reports.

Kirin denies XXXX brewery closure claims in Australia

12 Jul 2017

Kirin Breweries' Australian unit, Lion, has hit back at claims its XXXX Brewery in Milton, Queensland is to close. 

Carlsberg, Brookyln Brewery team up again for Lithuanian beer launch

11 Jul 2017

Carlsberg is to launch a range of small-batch beers in Lithuania through a fresh tie-up with Brooklyn Brewery.

Kirin Breweries rolls out Lion accelerator programme in Australia

19 Jun 2017

Kirin Breweries' Australian unit, Lion, is offering start-ups in the country AUD50,000 (US$38,000) to help uncover the next disruptive innovation in beer.

Non-alcoholic beer gets production boost as Japanese lifestyles change - report

19 Jun 2017

Strong sales for non-alcoholic beer in Japan have prompted brewers to up production, according to a local report.

Kirin's Lion signs China distribution deal for Little Creatures

5 May 2017

Kirin's Australasian subsidiary, Lion, is to take its Little Creatures brand into China for the first time.

What role will Asia play in the future of beer, spirits and soft drinks? - The just-drinks Analyst

11 Apr 2017

Having focused (virtually) on Brazil in his last piece, this month our correspondent Ian Shackleton travels to Asia. Here, the former analyst shares a few thoughts on how the region might take on the West when it comes to beverages.

The politics of M&A, the end of Anheuser-Busch InBev's affair and Britvic's Brazilian ballroom - The just-drinks Analyst

24 Mar 2017

In his latest commentary for just-drinks, former drinks analyst Ian Shackleton heads to Brazil to look at 3G's burned fingers, the future worries for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Britvic's samba moves.

Is Japan's beer market coming back to life? - Comment

21 Feb 2017

The long-accepted truth for Japan's beer market is that domestic consumption is in long-term decline, forcing the country's brewers to look overseas for growth.

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