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Heineken happy with JVs, would buy out if offered

Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its pa...

just the Facts - SABMiller in Asia Pacific

SABMiller presented its current thoughts on its Asia-Pacific unit at a seminar in London yesterday (17 July). Here, just drinks takes a clos...


A-B InBev, SABMiller: Alternative Realities

Larry Nelson | 4 Nov 2014

Having already run his eye over an Anheuser-Busch InBev move for SABMiller, our beer commentator, Larry Nelson, runs through what alternatives the world's biggest brewer may consider to spend its money on.


just The Facts - Carlsberg's Tuborg brand

Andy Morton | 19 May 2014

Carlsberg today launched a new campaign for its Tuborg beer as it targets 18- to 22-year-olds, particularly in Eastern Europe. Here's just-drinks takes a look at the lager brand and its position in the global market.


Carlsberg, Heineken seal Scottish & Newcastle buy

Olly Wehring | 25 Apr 2013

It was five years ago this week that the brewing industry said its final farewell to Scottish & Newcastle. The UK-based company saw its shares cease trading on 25 April, 2008, after Carlsberg and Heineken teamed up to buy and then split up the firm.


just The Facts - Heineken's Q1 Trading Update

Andy Morton | 24 Apr 2013

This morning (24 April), Heineken released a trading update for its first quarter. Here, just-drinks takes a look at its group beer volumes performance on a regional basis.

Latest Interviews

The Wehring Interview – Heineken – Part II

Olly Wehring | 26 May 2011

In part one of my interview with Heineken's CEO, Jean-François van Boxmeer, which ran earlier this week, we took a close look at the brewer's purchase of FEMSA Cerveza last year. We also started a world tour of beer markets, discussing Europe, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.


The just-drinks interview – Vijay Mallya, Part II

just-drinks.com editorial team | 18 Nov 2008

Vijay Mallya, owner of the UB Group, sits astride an enormous business empire which includes some of the largest drinks operations in one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. In the second part of this month’s just-drinks interview, Mallya spoke with Olly Wehring about his companies’ activities in the Indian beers and spirits sectors, and the exciting opportunities ahead for the country’s fledgling wine market.

Latest News

just a While Ago - On 4 June in...

Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just the week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 1 May 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


just a While Ago - On 30 April in...

Olly Wehring | 30 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just a While Ago - On 28 April in...

Olly Wehring | 28 Apr 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo's United Spirits calls on Mallya to quit

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2015

Diageo is reviewing its relationship with United Breweries Holdings and Vijay Mallya over India's United Spirits, after the division's board called on the entrepreneur to stand down as its chairman.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Heineken silent on United Breweries stake rumours

James Wilmore | 7 Jan 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on reports that it is looking to raise its stake in India's United Breweries.


just a While Ago - On 8 December in...

Olly Wehring | 8 Dec 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Heineken boosts United Breweries holding

Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2014

Heineken has paid EUR2.3m (US$3m) to edge up its stake in India's United Breweries (UB).


United Breweries Holdings MD departs

James Wilmore | 13 May 2014

United Breweries Holdings Ltd (UBHL) has confirmed that its managing director has left the group after less than a year in the role.


Heineken lines up Unilever CFO for audit committee

Andy Morton | 20 Dec 2013

Heineken is to add the CFO of Unilever to its supervisory board, pending approval at its annual general meeting next year.


Heineken raises United Breweries holding

Olly Wehring | 11 Dec 2013

Heineken has confirmed that it has raised its stake in India's United Breweries.


UB posts H1 profits drop after Q2 r

Andy Morton | 8 Nov 2013

United Breweries has posted a drop in first-half profits as a tough Q2 plunged the Kingfisher brewer into the red for the quarter.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

Olly Wehring | 25 Oct 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Heineken silent over United Breweries deal rumours

James Wilmore | 21 Oct 2013

Heineken has declined to comment on fresh reports that it is in talks to raise its stake in India's United Breweries.


Bacardi unveils new India head

Andy Morton | 26 Sep 2013

Bacardi has lined up a replacement for its country manager in India, who is set to take a new role in the company.


United Breweries sees Q1 profits, sales climb

James Wilmore | 15 Aug 2013

Volume rises in key markets has helped United Breweries report a solid rise in first-quarter sales and volumes.


United Breweries FY profits rise despite Q4 blip

Andy Morton | 31 May 2013

United Breweries has posted strong full-year results despite a drop in final-quarter profits.


'Australian brewers push for tax freeze'

James Wilmore | 22 Apr 2013

Brewers in Australia are urging the Government to follow the UK's lead by taking action on beer duty, according to local reports.


Diageo move for USL safe, despite share sale

Olly Wehring | 3 Apr 2013

Diageo's move to take control of The UB Group's United Spirits division remains on course, despite court approval for UB's creditors to sell off pledged shares in the unit, just-drinks understands.


CUB axes Victoria Pale Lager

James Wilmore | 14 Mar 2013

Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has confirmed it has pulled the brand Victoria Pale Lager as it steps its focus on reviving Victoria Bitter.


United Breweries sees Q3 sales dip, YTD still up

Olly Wehring | 7 Feb 2013

United Breweries has posted a strong rise in profits for its year to date, but flagged that previous-year moves meant the numbers are "not comparable".

Latest blogs

Writing (not) on the wall for SABMiller's Australian friends

James Wilmore | 17 Jul 2013

Gentle, self-deprecation isn't normally assoicated with company bigwigs. So, it was a refreshing change when SABMiller's Asia-Pacific MD Ari Mervis had analysts and hacks chuckling to themselves after a humourous aside at the group's presentation in London today.

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