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Will the latest attack on the big brewers stick?

Rarely a week goes by without the multinational brewers being given a hard time by someone or other. However, the latest flare-up, in the UK...

Stephen Beaumont | 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.

Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2017

When Heineken took full control of Lagunitas Brewing Co earlier this year, the Dutch brewer's management would have known full well what they were getting into: The two had already been in a 50/50 partnership for some months.

Craft beer has become the fastest-growing - and the most competitive - segment of the global beer market. With more than 1,700 craft breweries in the UK and over 5,200 in the US, the sector has a 12.3% market share of the total beer category and is starting to present a challenge to the growth of large breweries. One way mass beer producers have fought against the bubbling competition spilling over from craft brewers is to acquire them. Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, Constellation Brands and Heineken - which together control 81% of the US market – have all expanded their portfolios through buying smaller craft beer brands.

Richard Siddle | 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.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 1 Dec 2016

Sanford Bernstein analyst Trevor Stirling is no stranger to the drinks industry. Having spent the late ‘90s as strategic planning director for Guinness Ireland, he then took on the role of packaged trade director at the company. He followed that by starting his own private-client wine merchant. In 2004, Stirling became an analyst at Bernstein, where he covers the major European brewing and spirits companies. Here, he talks to just-drinks about the role of an analyst, and how he sees the future of the drinks industry shaping up.

Andy Morton | 9 Jun 2014

Keith Villa is the founder and head brewmaster of MillerCoors-owned Blue Moon Brewing Company, creator of the Belgium-style Blue Moon beer. During his visit to London last week, just-drinks sat down with the doctor of brewing to discuss quality issues in craft beer and what motivates him to experiment with bacon, peanut butter and chocolate. Villa also made clear why he considers Blue Moon a craft beer despite its corporate owners.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 4 Oct 2017

Molson Coors's UK craft beer unit has announced the wider roll out of a gin brand, following its limited release last year. 

Andy Morton | 28 Sep 2017

There is a "fair probability" The Boston Beer Co will be sold within the next year, an analyst has said, with Molson Coors the likeliest suitor.

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2017

Molson Coors is to add a citrus-style draught IPA to its Sharp's Brewery portfolio in the UK.

Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2017

Molson Coors is the latest alcohol company to look to augmented reality, with the launch of an on-trade activation for Czech beer Pravha in the UK.

Olly Wehring | 14 Sep 2017

Privately-owned Aspall has declined to comment on reports linking the UK cider producer to takeover talks with Molson Coors.

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

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

Andy Morton | 30 Aug 2017

Molson Coors has declined to detail further the recent admission that it has pursued a policy to brew the Carling beer brand to a lower alcohol-by-volume than stated on the packaging in the UK.

Andy Morton | 17 Aug 2017

Molson Coors is the latest international brewer to highlight opportunities in low- or no-alcohol as it looks to expand its footprint in the segment.

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2017

Profits for The Beer Store, the Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors-owned retail chain in Ontario, fell by half last year amid changes in the Canadian province's monopoly laws.

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2017

Molson Coors has launched a small-batch IPA under its Cobra brand in the UK.

Andy Morton | 7 Aug 2017

Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors have said they will fight a lawsuit from one the US's biggest craft brewers, which has accused the two brewers of colluding to obstruct cross-border trade with Canada's Ontario province.

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2017

Molson Coors CEO Mark Hunter has expressed disappointment in his Canadian business as the brewer undertakes two big-money brewery builds in the country.

Andy Morton | 3 Aug 2017

Molson Coors sales dropped slightly in the first-half but the brewer was buoyed by good growth in Europe and improved above-premium performance in the US.

Andy Morton | 31 Jul 2017

Molson Coors has teamed up with PepsiCo in the UK to offers bar snacks as part of its on-premise delivery service.

Olly Wehring | 19 Jul 2017

The US division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has recruited model Marisa Miller for an online activation that pokes fun at its main rival in the country MillerCoors.

Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2017

AriZona Beverages has teamed up with Molson Coors to launch an alcoholic flavoured malt beverage, Arnold Palmer Spiked Half & Half, in the US.

Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2017

MillerCoors, the US unit of Molson Coors, has named communications head Pete Marino as the new CEO of craft division Tenth & Blake.

Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2017

Constellation Brands has emphasised its leading role in driving the growth of the Mexican beer segment in the US, with the group's CEO admitting he is unphased by competing brands.

Andy Morton | 22 Jun 2017

Molson Coors's US unit, Miller Coors, is running a Pepsi Challenge-style taste test for its Miller Lite brand.

Andy Morton | 19 Jun 2017

Molson Coors is the latest alcohol company to tap into Scandinavian lifestyle trends with a Rekorderlig campaign highlighting the benefits of "lagom".

Lucy Britner | 7 Jun 2017

Heineken and Molson Coors have signed an agreement that sees Molson Coors import, market and distribute Heineken's Sol brand in the US market. 

Lucy Britner | 18 May 2017

Molson Coors' Canadian unit has launched Coors Light cans featuring sun-activated ink.

Latest blogs

James Wilmore | 2 Jul 2014

I predicted that the Molson Canadian beer fridge marketing concept had legs - and so it is proving.

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