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Larry Nelson | 4 Nov 2014

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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.


Olly Wehring | 23 Oct 2013

Heineken has reiterated its satisfaction with its JV partnerships around the world, but admitted that it would be prepared to buy out its partners if they wanted to sell.


James Wilmore | 18 Jul 2013

SABMiller presented its current thoughts on its Asia-Pacific unit at a seminar in London yesterday (17 July). Here, just drinks takes a closer look at the company's businesses in the region:

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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.


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

Jagdish Kumar | 4 Jan 2016

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


Lucy Britner | 3 Dec 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 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.


Jagdish Kumar | 30 Nov 2015

Heineken has bought another bank of shares in United Breweries, as the European brewer inches towards securing majority control of India’s market leader.


Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2015

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


Jagdish Kumar | 8 Sep 2015

India's beer market leader United Breweries has further increased its share in the country, according to figures released earlier this month.


Olly Wehring | 4 Sep 2015

Heineken is to raise EUR500m (US$559.5m) through the placement of a set of six-year notes.


Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2015

Heineken has declined to comment on a report it is looking to take control of India's United Breweries (UB).


Andy Morton | 7 Jul 2015

Heineken has bought United Spirits' remaining stake in India's United Breweries (UB) for INR8.72bn (US$137.2m).


Olly Wehring | 3 Jul 2015

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


Rojita Tiwari | 3 Jul 2015

United Breweries has extended its premium beer brand Kingfisher Ultra’s portfolio by launching Kingfisher Ultra Max making it the most expensive strong beer (8% abv and above) in the country.


Olly Wehring | 4 Jun 2015

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


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.


Olly Wehring | 30 Apr 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 28 Apr 2015

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


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.


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.


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.


Olly Wehring | 8 Dec 2014

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


Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2014

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


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.


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.

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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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