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Alcohol & hypertension - What does your diet do?

The authors of a recent study tested the hypothesis that overall diet quality influences the association between alcohol consumption and the...

Heineken must cut costs to aid recovery - analysis

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Latest Interviews

"Carbon neutrality will be basic hygiene factor stuff in ten years time" - just-drinks speaks to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller 25 Sep 2020

Andy Morton

Earlier this month, just-drinks spoke to Eden Mill founder Paul Miller about the alcohol industry's re-tuned focus on sustainability and how the company's plan to open a carbon-neutral distillery in St Andrews serves as a model for the future.


"The rest of Europe is so primed for hard seltzer" - just-drinks speaks to Loon Water co-founders Fabio & Francesca Bruni 23 Sep 2020

Andy Morton

Loon Water founders Fabio and Francesca Bruni talk about the difference between the US and UK markets, why distillers risk brand dilution with big-name launches and where the global hard seltzer category goes from here.

Latest News

Heineken prepares corporate cost reductions for next year 28 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Heineken has followed up on a pledge not to make any coronavirus-related job cuts this year with an announcement that it will reduce personnel costs at head and regional offices by 20% in 2021.


Brand Heineken up 7% as group volumes almost flat in Q3 - results data 28 Oct 20

Olly Wehring

The expected return to growth for brand Heineken came good in the third quarter, helping its namesake owner to deliver a 1.9% decline in volumes for the period.


Carlsberg follows tough first half with stronger Q3 as Q4 starts well - results data 28 Oct 20

Olly Wehring

The trend among drinks companies of improved performances in the second half of this year has been bolstered by Carlsberg, with the brewer posting a 2.1% dip in third-quarter sales following a difficult first half of 2020.


Heineken acquires Australian licences for Stella Artois, Beck's 28 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Heineken has purchased the Australian licenses for Stella Artois and Beck's in a deal with Asahi that also hands the Strongbow cider brand in the country to the Dutch brewer.


Moody's predicts Kirin to be worst performer post-COVID 27 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Credit-rating agency Moody's has forecast that Japanese multi-category company Kirin will exit the coronavirus pandemic behind global rivals such as Heineken and Carlsberg.


C&C Group offloads Tipperary Water to Waterlogic for US$8.7m 27 Oct 20

Andy Morton

C&C Group has sold Irish water cooler business Tipperary Water to private-equity-owned Waterlogic.



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