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Andy Morton | 26 Oct 2015

On Wednesday, Heineken will report its third-quarter numbers. Here, just-drinks looks at the group's activities in the three months to the end of September:


Lucy Britner | 27 Jul 2015

On Thursday (30 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its final quarter, the three months to the end of June:


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.


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.

Latest Interviews

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

Andy Morton | 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.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 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.


Olly Wehring | 28 Mar 2017

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


Olly Wehring | 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.


Lucy Britner | 11 Nov 2016

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


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


Andy Morton | 15 Aug 2016

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


Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2016

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


Andy Morton | 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.


Jagdish Kumar | 15 Mar 2016

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


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.

Latest blogs

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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