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Latest Interviews

"All of us feel a great deal of responsibility" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part II 10 May 2018

Andy Morton

After leading the sell-off of SABMiller's European beer brands to Asahi, Hector Gorosabel was then hired by the Japanese group to take them to a new audience, as CEO of its European office. In the second of just-drinks' two-part interview (click here for part I), Gorosabel discusses how the old SAB playbook is still in use, the challenges of brewing Asahi Super Dry in Europe, and why the health & wellness trend shouldn't frighten the beer industry.


"At SABMiller, we went through a bit of disbelief and almost denial" - just-drinks meets Hector Gorosabel, Asahi Europe CEO - Part I 8 May 2018

Andy Morton

As the man in charge of Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and SABMiller's other European brands sold off after its takeover, Hector Gorosabel had a front-row seat for the dismantlement of one of the world's major brewers. Then, Asahi came calling and offered him the chance to lead his former charges in a fresh direction for the Japanese giant. In a two-part interview with just-drinks, Gorosabel discusses how he came to accept his new role, and reveals the behind-the-scenes emotions as SABMiller went out of existence.

Latest News

Nestle, Kraft Heinz, Coke 'eyeing GSK's Horlicks' - report 18 Jun 18

Dean Best

The Coca-Cola Co, Nestle and Kraft Heinz are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.


SPI Group takes full control of Bayou Rum owner Louisiana Spirits 15 Jun 18

Richard Woodard

SPI Group has completed the acquisition of 100% of Bayou Rum owner Louisiana Spirits, two years after buying a majority stake in the business.


Molson Coors expands in tea segment with Clearly Kombucha buy 7 Jun 18

Andy Morton

Molson Coors has bought a Californian kombucha maker as it targets increasing demand for the non-alcoholic fermented tea beverages.


SPI Group's Amber Beverage Group boosts Cellar Trends stake 7 Jun 18

Richard Woodard

SPI Group has increased its stake in UK alcohol distributor Cellar Trends to 70% through Baltic subsidiary Amber Beverage Group (ABG).


Foley Family Wines buys NZ wine company, sells unit stake to Kirin Holdings 5 Jun 18

Peter Saunders

The New Zealand division of US-based Foley Family Wines has sold a stake to Kirin Holding's Lion unit to part-fund its purchase of Otago's Mt Difficulty Wines.


Carlyle Group closes Accolade Wines buy, recruits former SABMiller executive as chairman 4 Jun 18

Olly Wehring

The new owner of Accolade Wines has appointed a former senior executive with SABMiller as the chairman of its wine business.

Latest blogs

SABMiller's last word 10 Oct 16

Andy Morton

Today is SABMiller's final day. Some time this evening, Brussel's time, the second-biggest brewer in the world will be subsumed into the biggest, creating a beer behemoth of unprecedented proportions.


Ex-Kraft CFO - Is Boston Beer Co readying a sale? 11 Jan 16

Olly Wehring

This may have slipped under the wire at the end of last year, but could a pre-Christmas HR announcement signal Boston Beer Co's preparedness for a sale?



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