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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.

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Olly Wehring | 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.

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.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 11 Dec 2017

Molson Coors has signed a distribution deal that will bring the world's biggest selling beer by volume, Snow, to the UK.

Andy Morton | 8 Dec 2017

Molson Coors is to launch a new non-alcoholic beer next year as it looks to transfer Europe's success with the category to North America.

Lucy Britner | 29 Nov 2017

Molson Coors has moved the chief sales & customer excellence officer for its Canadian unit to the role of president & CEO at Molson Coors International. 

Lucy Britner | 29 Nov 2017

Molson Coors' Canadian unit has made an offer to purchase land in Greater Montreal on which build a new brewery. 

Andy Morton | 15 Nov 2017

Molson Coors has launched a new online video series for its Cobra brand, designed to highlight the UK beer's food-pairing virtues for a Millennial audience.

Olly Wehring | 9 Nov 2017

Molson Coors’ unit in Canada has added another craft brewer to its armoury, this time acquiring Quebec-based Trou du Diable.

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2017

Molson Coors is aiming to undercut its brewing rivals on water management by unveiling new efficiency targets that go further than those set by Heineken and Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Andy Morton | 2 Nov 2017

The CEO for Molson Coors has said the company is studying the cannabis market, but has warned the drinks industry not to get caught up in an "adrenaline rush" over the nascent category.

Andy Morton | 1 Nov 2017

The world's biggest brewers appear to be struggling in the US, with Molson Coors following Anheuser-Busch InBev in blaming fresh sales declines on the North American market.

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.

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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