“Big Beer” stocks have been enjoying an unprecedented surge in the first quarter of this year, with valuations rising between 20% and 30%.
A former Heineken director has launched a fruit and berry-blended beer to appeal to consumers who “don’t like the taste of normal beer.”
Heineken is to invest £126m on expanding its UK operations; £50m at its Manchester brewery, £58m at its Hereford Cider plant and £18m on its pubs.
A decision to ban a series of Kronenbourg adverts in the UK over claims it falsely implied its brewing and hop production took place in France has been reversed.
Heineken is to merge its majority-owned Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries to “fully capitalise” on the future growth of Nigeria’s beer and malt drinks market.
Two more big brewers have pulled out of planned St Patrick’s Day parades over their organisers’ refusal to let gay and lesbian groups march openly.
SABMiller is developing a range of flavoured beers to pull back the market from wine and spirits drinkers and head off competition.
A Heineken truck carrying hundreds of crates of beer was cleaned out “within minutes” by passing looters after it crashed in South Africa.
The world’s third largest brewery is confident sales in emerging markets will boost revenue this year, offsetting a slowdown of sales in Europe.
The King of the Netherlands and the Russian president met for a beer at the Winter Olympics at a time of tension between the two countries.
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