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Heineken brings in James Bond to promote Heineken 0.0

9 Jan 2020

Heineken is lining up a new campaign around its James Bond partnership that shows the British spy drinking the?alcohol-free variant of its namesake beer brand.

Heineken USA uses Dry January to push Heineken 0.0

20 Dec 2019

Heineken?has launched an on-premise campaign to get consumers in the US to try its alcohol-free beer offering, as the brewer looks to tap into wider consumer trends towards abstinence in January.

The beer category in 2019 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

17 Dec 2019

As the end of the year approaches, just-drinks takes a look at the stories that made the headlines in 2019 across the global drinks industry. In part III, deputy editor Andy Morton picks out the highs and the lows for the beer category.

Could Molson Coors Europe & International become the first big M&A deal of 2020? - analysis

17 Dec 2019

When Molson Coors announced the launch of a "revitalisation plan" earlier this year, much was made of the group's decision to change its name. The switch to Molson Coors Beverage Co suggested a "pivot away from beer", a suggestion that has plenty of evidence to back it up – hello, Vizzy hard seltzer! Less was made, however,?about the prospects for the company's operations outside its North American heartland. Until now.

United Breweries' Kingfisher Ultra Witbier - Product Launch

4 Dec 2019

United Breweries has launched the first non-lager Kingfisher, a craft-style wheat beer called Ultra Witbier.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - November 2019

26 Nov 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Why hard seltzer's US success won't translate to Western Europe - focus

26 Nov 2019

The impressive performance of the alcoholic sparkling water category in the US has prompted virtually all and sundry to jump on the speeding train. As consumer trends and beer category maturity have combined with supportive distribution models and tax treatments, the 'seltzer boom' has come about in the country as a result of -?wait for it - a perfect storm of circumstances.

Kirin to offload Lion Dairy & Drinks for US$407m

25 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to sell its Australian dairy unit, Lion Dairy & Drinks, to China's Mengniu Dairy for AUD600m (US$407m).

Heineken extends South American football sponsorship for Amstel

22 Nov 2019

Heineken has strengthened its South American football ties with a renegotiated contract with the Conmebol football confederation.

Molson Coors shapes exit strategy, the changing shape of whistleblowers and how the drinks stock tips shape up - The just-drinks Analyst

21 Nov 2019

just-drinks' in-house analyst, Ian Shackleton, returns this month to consider what Molson Coors has in mind for the future. Ian also looks at the whistleblowers of today and reviews which drinks stocks have performed as he'd hoped.

US craft beer sell-off continues as Kirin agrees New Belgium Brewing buy

20 Nov 2019

Japanese brewer Kirin is to buy New Belgium Brewing as another leading light of the US craft beer movement looks set to be snapped up by a multi-national.

Heineken takes Desperados to South Africa

19 Nov 2019

Heineken has expanded the African footprint of Desperados with a launch in South Africa.

Heineken replaces Carlsberg as UEFA Euro sponsor for 2020 tournament

13 Nov 2019

Heineken has strengthened its presence in European football, with its namesake beer replacing Carlsberg as the 'official beer' of the next UEFA Euro tournament.

Heineken eyes global drive after UK plastic rings pledge

8 Nov 2019

A pledge by Heineken's UK unit to reduce plastic waste is the start of a sustainability push that will expand to cover the world, the Dutch brewer has told just-drinks.

Dual distribution in Brazil must continue, Heineken told

1 Nov 2019

Heineken has failed to consolidate its distribution operations in Brazil, where its Kaiser beer business has been told it must honour an existing tie-up with the Coca-Cola system in the country.

How has Heineken performed in YTD 2019? - results data

23 Oct 2019

Heineken's flat volumes from the Americas region in Q3 was offset by a double-digit lift in Asia-Pacific, the brewer said today.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - October 2019

16 Oct 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR?activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Why Carlsberg's time is now, why Q3 is set fair for drinks and why spirits should learn from Neil Woodford - The just-drinks Analyst

17 Sep 2019

Our resident analyst, Ian Shackleton, is back for his regular look at the drinks industry from an investor's perspective. This month, Ian considers the recent turnaround at Carlsberg, what the third-quarter reporting season is set to look like and what drinks companies with maturing stock can take away from the events that have affected high-profile fund manager Neil Woodford.

Beam Suntory creates RTD executive post, appoints Olga Osminkina-Jones

9 Sep 2019

Beam Suntory has appointed a former Heineken and PepsiCo executive as?its first chief RTD officer.

Brewers build India soft drinks networks to push non-alcoholic beer sales - United Breweries

4 Sep 2019

Heineken partner United Breweries and Anheuser-Busch InBev have set up soft drinks distribution channels in India so that non-alcoholic beers such as Heineken 0.0 can target the country's large soda category, a UB executive has said.

Gen Z demands will change low-, no-alcohol trajectory - Zag Drinks

2 Sep 2019

The UK maker of a beer-style soft drink has said the low- and no-alcohol category will transform over the next five years because younger consumers are not looking for alcohol replacement.

Heineken appoints Luis Prata as Red Stripe MD

27 Aug 2019

Heineken has named a director from its Portugal operations to lead the Red Stripe unit in Jamiaca.

Heineken USA partners with Funny or Die for comedy sports commentary - video

27 Aug 2019

Heineken USA has partnered with Funny or Die, the website owned by actor Will Ferrell, on a 'second-screen' sports commentary activation for US football.

Heineken 0.0 launch in India sets stage for Anheuser-Busch InBev battle

23 Aug 2019

Heineken has launched the non-alcoholic version of its namesake lager in India, as the world's two biggest brewers prepare to face off in the country's emerging zero-abv category.

Why drinks CEOs last longer, what your head office says about you and Anheuser-Busch InBev's box of surprises - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Aug 2019

Our resident analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly take on recent industry developments as viewed through the eyes of an investor. This month, Ian looks at the acceptable tenure for a CEO, why a company's choice of head office location matters and what has been an up-and-down few weeks for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Heineken invests in South Africa as turf war with Anheuser-Busch InBev intensifies

13 Aug 2019

Heineken is firming up its capacity in South Africa as the brewer looks to loosen Anheuser-Busch InBev's grip on the country's beer market.

Heineken’s H1 2019 results deliver "negative surprises" - Analysis

30 Jul 2019

Analysts have flagged a lack of communication by Dutch brewer Heineken, as results for the first half of the year came with a few surprises.

Michelob Ultra ripe for global expansion - Anheuser-Busch InBev's Carlos Brito

26 Jul 2019

Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito has said there is a "big opportunity" for Michelob Ultra in global markets as the low-carb beer expands beyond its US base, including through a test-run in China.

Responsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - July 2019

24 Jul 2019

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Asahi lines up Australian domination at a price that's right - Analysis

19 Jul 2019

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australian beer unit is driven by more far-sighted ambitions.





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