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Keurig Dr Pepper names Mauricio Leyva president international & business development

23 Mar 2020

Keurig Dr Pepper has appointed a former senior Anheuser-Busch InBev executive to the newly-created role of president for international & business development.

Heineken Performance Trends 2015-2019 - results data

12 Mar 2020

In mid-February, Heineken reported a 5.6% rise in sales from the 12 months of 2019. Here, just-drinks picks through the brewer's performance over the past five years for the trends that are set to affect the future for the company, specifically, and for the global beer category, more broadly.

Van Boxmeer leaves behind a more worldly Heineken as CEO dances out the door - comment

12 Feb 2020

When Anheuser-Busch InBev CFO Felipe Dutra announced last week was was stepping down, his replacement - another Brazilian man - did little to reflect today's widening global beer market.

Why is Anheuser-Busch InBev bidding farewell to its CFO? - comment

6 Feb 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a global brewer but its management is a sturdy coterie of Brazilian men who have been there since the start of the company's run from regional star to world dominance. CEO Carlos Brito is one, having helmed the company through its various incarnations for 15 years.

Anheuser-Busch InBev CFO Felipe Dutra announces exit

6 Feb 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev CFO Felipe Dutra is to step down, confirming earlier speculation that one of the key figures behind the world's biggest brewer was heading for the exit.

Amber Beverage Group ups UK presence with Indie Brands stake buy

6 Feb 2020

Amber Beverage Group has added to its UK footprint with a stake purchase in spirits distributor Indie Brands.

Where you should invest in 2020, what's the worst ever beer deal and why Vimto could be a 2020 no-no - The just-drinks Analyst

23 Jan 2020

In his first just-drinks outing of 2020, in-house analyst Ian Shackleton shares his drinks stock tip, flags what could be the worst beer transaction of all-time and considers what could be a tough 12 months for one of the UK's more curious soft drinks players.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev CFO linked to departure - just-drinks comments

8 Jan 2020

Anheuser-Busch InBev has declined to comment on reports claiming the brewer's CFO is poised to leave the company.

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2019

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry. In part III, deputy editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Could Molson Coors Europe & International become the first big M&A deal of 2020? - analysis

17 Dec 2019

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its name. The switch to Molson Coors Beverage Co suggested a "pivot away from beer", a suggestion that has plenty of evidence to back it up – hello, Vizzy hard seltzer! Less was made, however, about the prospects for the company's operations outside its North American heartland. Until now.

What does Anheuser-Busch InBev's Craft Brew Alliance buy mean for US beer? - Comment

12 Nov 2019

Everything comes to those who wait - especially if you have the deep pockets and corporate heft of Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Asahi Group pulls back 2019 forecasts as bolstered overseas units create currency drag

7 Nov 2019

Asahi Group has downgraded its full-year sales and profits forecasts after currency fluctuations in its enlarged overseas units have coincided with bad weather at home to hit performance.

Is Molson Coors set to pivot away from beer? - Comment

31 Oct 2019

There was a lot to take in from yesterday's news that Molson Coors is to massively overhaul its global operations. Top-line are the jobs losses - 400-500 is a big number and an undoubted hit to staff morale. That many of the job cuts will be in Molson Coors' spiritual home, Denver, will only inflame the hurt.

Anheuser-Busch InBev takes Corona production out of Mexico with China move - analyst

18 Oct 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev is producing Corona in China, an analyst has revealed, marking the first time the beer has been produced outside of Mexico.

Asahi Group redraws beer structure in Europe, international

13 Sep 2019

Asahi Group has confirmed to just-drinks its intention to create two new divisions covering its European and international operations.

Distell demands South Africa review of alleged Anheuser-Busch InBev merger breach

12 Sep 2019

South African competition authorities have revealed Distell is seeking a review of an investigation into alleged breaches by Anheuser-Busch InBev of its merger conditions with SABMiller.

Why drinks CEOs last longer, what your head office says about you and Anheuser-Busch InBev's box of surprises - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Aug 2019

Our resident analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly take on recent industry developments as viewed through the eyes of an investor. This month, Ian looks at the acceptable tenure for a CEO, why a company's choice of head office location matters and what has been an up-and-down few weeks for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Heineken invests in South Africa as turf war with Anheuser-Busch InBev intensifies

13 Aug 2019

Heineken is firming up its capacity in South Africa as the brewer looks to loosen Anheuser-Busch InBev's grip on the country's beer market.

FREE TO READ - just-drinks' Mergers & Acquisitions database - July 2019

12 Aug 2019

Here, a little later than usual, just-drinks consolidates the M&A activity in the global drinks industry during July, with Molson Coors' European exploits and Pernod Ricard's Myanmar adventure both overshadowed by Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to offload its Australian operations to Asahi Group.

How did Anheuser-Busch InBev perform in H1 2019? - results data

25 Jul 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev's biggest quarterly volumes increase in five years has helped the global brewer put a busy month behind it with the delivery of a solid first-half performance.

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.

Groans turn to cheers as Anheuser-Busch InBev divestment brings Australian sunshine - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

The velveted brickbats were flying earlier in the week after Anheuser-Busch InBev pulled the plug on its Asia-Pacific IPO. "A rare misstep," said Bernstein. "The signal is pretty bad," added AlphaValue.

The beer category in Australia - Market & brand data

19 Jul 2019

Earlier today, Anheuser-Busch InBev announced its intention to offload all of the group's operations in Australia to Asahi. Here, with the help of figures from GlobalData, just-drinks looks at the Australian beer market and its growth prospects relative to Asia.

Anheuser-Busch InBev to offload Australia operations to Asahi

19 Jul 2019

In the same month that the brewer's proposed flotation in Asia-Pacific collapsed, Anheuser-Busch Inbev has agreed the sale of its Carlton & United Breweries unit in Australia to Asahi Group Holdings.

The ethical investor is here, how second-quarter reporting season is shaping up and the troubles ahead for Anheuser-Busch InBev - The just-drinks Analyst

16 Jul 2019

Returning to just-drinks for his monthly look at our industry from an investor's perspective, our in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, flags the growing presence of ethical investment decisions. He also looks at what to expect from the latest round of quarterly results and the likelihood of alarm bells ringing at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Anheuser-Busch InBev drops Asia-Pacific IPO

15 Jul 2019

The last-minute withdrawal of a planned initial public offering in Asia-Pacific last week will leave Anheuser-Busch InBev one less option on how to deal with its debt, an analyst has warned.

Molson Coors names MillerCoors executive to replace Hop Valley Brewing co-founder

8 Jul 2019

A MillerCoors executive is to take the helm at Hop Valley Brewing Co, replacing the Oregon craft brewer's co-founder.

Carlsberg to open London Fields brewery in August

19 Jun 2019

Carlsberg is to open a small-batch brewery and tap room in the UK for its London Fields craft beer JV.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

12 Jun 2019

In late-February, Anheuser-Busch InBev released its full-year results for 2018. The group posted a 4.8% increase in sales on an organic basis from the 12 months, with volumes coming in flat. Here, just-drinks considers A-B InBev's performance over the last five years.

Boom or bust for gin, the future for Anheuser-Busch InBev and Diageo's Capital Markets Day - The just-drinks Analyst

21 May 2019

Every month, Ian Shackleton, just-drinks' resident analyst, takes a look at the drinks industry through an investor lens. Here, he covers the possibility of peak gin, the future of Anheuser Busch InBev and Diageo's Capital Markets Day. 

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