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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.

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.

United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Witbier - Product Launch

4 Dec 2019

United Breweries has launched the first non-lager Kingfisher, a craft-style wheat beer called Ultra Witbier.

Brewers build India soft drinks networks to push non-alcoholic beer sales - United Breweries

4 Sep 2019

Heineken partner United Breweries and Anheuser-Busch InBev have set up soft drinks distribution channels in India so that non-alcoholic beers such as Heineken 0.0 can target the country's large soda category, a UB executive has said.

Heineken 0.0 launch in India sets stage for Anheuser-Busch InBev battle

23 Aug 2019

Heineken has launched the non-alcoholic version of its namesake lager in India, as the world's two biggest brewers prepare to face off in the country's emerging zero-abv category.

United Breweries lines up Heineken as Kingfisher brewer in Australia, New Zealand

10 Jul 2019

India's United Breweries is to hand production and distribution of its Kingfisher beer in Australia and New Zealand to minority partner Heineken.

Global drinks deals in Q1 2019 - data

1 May 2019

A total of US$1.64bn changed hands in the global drinks industry during the first quarter of this year, according to a deals database collated by GlobalData.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - April 2019

18 Apr 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on so far in April.

United Breweries to launch Heineken 0.0 in India - reports

15 Mar 2019

Heineken’s Indian partner is to launch is non-alcoholic Heineken 0.0 lager in India, according to a report

Diageo to offload United National Breweries to Zimbabwe's Delta Corp

21 Dec 2018

Diageo is to sell United National Breweries, the South African sorghum beer business it bought from India's United Breweries three-and-a-half years ago.

Anheuser-Busch InBev lifts lid on alleged price-fixing cartel in India - report

25 Oct 2018

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reportedly turned whistleblower against two of its rivals after accusing Heineken and Carlsberg's operations in India of price fixing.

United Breweries launches first non-alcoholic drink with radler roll-out - report

10 Oct 2018

India's United Breweries (UB) is entering the country's non-alcoholic drinks market with the launch of Kingfisher Radler, a blend of lemon juice and imported barley malt.

United Breweries’ Bombay Bicycle IPA - Product Launch

28 Jun 2018

United Breweries has teamed up with UK craft brewer Freedom to launch an IPA beer for the country's Indian restaurant channel.

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.

United Breweries eyes craft beer launch as smaller brewers find India growth - report

22 Feb 2018

United Breweries, in which Heineken holds a minority interest, is reportedly set to enter India's burgeoning craft beer market this year.

Will 2018 be the year we solve the plastic problem? – Sustainability Spotlight

13 Feb 2018

Earlier this month, just-drinks talked to Evian global brand director Patricia Oliva about the water brand's recent commitment to make all its bottles from recycled plastic by 2025. Here, sustainability editor Ben Cooper considers how Evian's move underlines the increased attention being focused on plastics recycling. Ben also flags up some other sustainability hotspots for the coming year.

Carlsberg's Lion Brewery teams with United Breweries for European roll-out

18 Oct 2017

The European arm of United Breweries has partnered with Sri Lanka’s Lion Brewery, in which Carlsberg holds a stake, to launch two of its beer brands across Europe.

Indian woes hammer United Breweries in FY 2017 - results

18 May 2017

India's beer market has suffered hugely in the three months to the end of March, according to United Breweries, which posted its full-year results yesterday.

Chinese beer Pearl River set for European launch through Kingfisher Beer Europe

28 Mar 2017

The European arm of United Breweries is readying a Europe-wide roll-out for Chinese beer brand Pearl River.

Heineken readies Europe-wide launch of Indonesia's Bintang beer

17 Jan 2017

Heineken has lined up the pan-European import of its Bintang Indonesian lager beyond the brand's current presence in the Netherlands.

United Breweries' Peacock Cider - Product Launch

11 Nov 2016

United Breweries' Kingfisher Beer Europe division has launched an Asian cider into the UK on-premise. 

Vijay Mallya has United Spirits shares seized in money laundering probe

6 Sep 2016

India’s Enforcement Directorate has seized assets from the former chairman of United Spirits, Vijay Mallya, that include shares in the Diageo-controlled division.

United Breweries outpaces market as Q1 shines - results

15 Aug 2016

United Breweries has posted a strong jump in Q1 profits and sales as volumes growth outpaced the market.

Heineken too early for United Breweries share capture

18 Jul 2016

Heineken has been told it is too early to seek first refusal on Vijay Mallya's United Breweries shares.

India drought hits United Breweries' beer supply

19 May 2016

Heineken's majority-owned Indian brewer, United Breweries, has said it is will look to invest in more waste-water recycling programmes after "acute shortages" forced it to decrease beer production.

United Breweries kicks off production at Pacific Spirits former Rajasthan site

15 Mar 2016

United Breweries has begun production at its recently-purchased facility in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Yes Bank sells off United Breweries' shares worth US$116m

4 Jan 2016

Indian private bank Yes Bank has offloaded its 3% holding in United Breweries.

The beer category in 2015 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part II

10 Dec 2015

With 2015 drawing to a close, just-drinks looks back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry. Here, editor Olly Wehring picks out the highs and lows for the beer and cider categories.

Carlsberg eyes India growth - report

3 Dec 2015

Carlsberg has said it aims to be number two in the Indian market.

Heineken boosts note placement funds to near-EUR1bn

2 Dec 2015

Heineken has pulled in a further EUR460m (US$487m) from a note placement, three months after raising EUR500m from a separate note tranche.





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