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      The companies preparing for sustainable life after ‘peak stuff’

      For large corporations, 2016 looks reminiscent of 1991, the year Gerald Ratner, chief executive of the eponymous UK...

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      Heineken and a western brewer’s return to Myanmar

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      May 23, 2016

      Stock Spirits loses battle against activist

      Shareholders in Stock Spirits have voted in favour of appointing two non-executive directors to board of the Eastern...

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      May 17, 2016

      Stock Spirits seeks compromise to avoid AGM battle

      Eastern European vodka maker Stock Spirits has tried to head off a battle with its biggest shareholder ahead of its...

    3. April 21, 2016

      SABMiller delivers in Africa for AB InBev

      SABMiller and Heineken this week painted a picture of contrasting fortunes in Africa, the continent with the fastest...

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      April 21, 2016

      SABMiller sales plumped up by Africa and Latin America

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    5. April 20, 2016

      Heineken sales boosted by demand in Asia and Latin America

      Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, reported better than expected sales growth in the first quarter, thanks to...

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      April 20, 2016

      Heineken shares fizz 4.7% to record high

      Heineken shares have jumped 4.7 per cent in early trading on Wednesday to a record high after substantial New Year...

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      April 20, 2016

      Heineken tops forecasts as Chinese New Year helps

      Heineken raced ahead of expectations in the first quarter, topping forecasts in every region but particularly in China...

    8. March 11, 2016

      Fewer young drinkers sobers the industry

      Some say it is about ethnicity and religion. Others say it is because tuition fees have made life’s luxuries less...

    9. March 1, 2016

      The Great Land Rush: Myanmar – The dispossessed

      Hla Ohn May still weeps when she takes the road past the twisted white piping of the gas terminal near the western...

    10. February 10, 2016

      Heineken profits rise and group confident for 2016

      Heineken is forecasting volatility in emerging markets and falling prices this year but said it would still manage to...

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      February 10, 2016

      Heineken flags volatile year but sticks to guidance

      It could be a volatile year, but Heineken still expects you to be drinking up as it reported annual results roughly in...

    12. January 12, 2016

      Japan’s Asahi weighs bid for Peroni and Grolsch

      Asahi Group Holdings, Japan’s biggest brewer, is weighing a bid for SABMiller’s two European brands in a move that...

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      January 12, 2016

      Asahi eyes bid for Peroni and Grolsch

      A takeover battle for SABMiller’s two European brands is set to heat up soon. Asahi Group Holdings, Japan’s biggest...

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      January 7, 2016

      Marc Bolland to leave Marks and Spencer

      Marc Bolland, the chief executive of Marks and Spencer, is leaving the UK high street stalwart after a long struggle...

    15. December 27, 2015

      Guinness goes alcohol-free in Indonesia

      Diageo has been forced to change tack in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country with the introduction of...

    16. October 28, 2015

      Heineken sales prove stronger than expected after hot weather

      Heineken brushed off concerns that it stands to become the big loser from the impending tie-up between its two biggest...

    17. October 28, 2015

      AB InBev eyes US asset sale to seal SABMiller deal

      Anheuser-Busch InBev has hired bankers to explore a sale of US assets, in a move seen as crucial to winning regulatory...

    18. October 7, 2015

      Diageo focuses operations with £515m assets sale to Heineken

      Diageo has entered into a three-part asset swap with Heineken that will give the Dutch brewer global distribution...

    19. October 4, 2015

      Brands cheer on Rugby World Cup in face of England’s exit

      English hearts were broken but, for most of the companies that have spent millions on the Rugby World Cup, the exit of...

    20. September 3, 2015

      Chinese consumers: after the fall

      Until recently, the easiest way to make money in China was selling discretionary goods that were not discreet....

    21. August 19, 2015

      Kirin buys Fraser and Neave’s Myanmar Brewery stake

      Kirin Holdings has agreed to buy Fraser and Neave’s 55 per cent stake in Myanmar Brewery for $560m as Japan’s...

    22. August 3, 2015

      Heineken: export strength lager

      Carlsberg may have Elephant and Lion. There are African sorghums named Zebra and Leopard. But Heineken has Tiger, which...

    23. August 3, 2015

      Strong Latin America sales boost Heineken

      A big jump in sales in Latin America helped Heineken increase profits even as political instability in Nigeria knocked...

    24. July 28, 2015

      Diageo and Heineken call time on South African joint venture

      Diageo, the spirits group, and Dutch brewer Heineken have ended a distribution joint venture in South Africa, saying...

    25. July 15, 2015

      Brewers ferment big plans in Southeast Asia

      Southeast Asia, with its young populations and growing middle classes, has become an important target market for...

    26. July 9, 2015

      Asia beer battle bubbles up as Heineken launches in Myanmar

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    27. June 2, 2015

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    28. May 13, 2015

      SABMiller: the beer necessities

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    29. April 28, 2015

      Digital is reshaping the world of advertising

      When Heineken USA was preparing to launch Desperados, a tequila-flavoured beer, in the southeastern US in 2014, the...

    30. April 21, 2015

      Business logic behind Heineken alcohol misuse project

      “It’s a bit ironic, you know, alcoholism and Heineken,” says 53-year-old Tommy. The former infantry soldier and...

    31. April 17, 2015

      Reality needs to match Haiti’s aspirations

      Every year, more than 500,000 tourists step on to the golden sands of Haiti’s northern shore to enjoy barbecues, water...

    32. April 17, 2015

      Case study: Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti

      José Matthijsse points towards the shiny assembly lines of packaging equipment being installed inside a newly...

    33. April 12, 2015

      Indonesian beer sales could go flat for Diageo and Heineken

      Heineken and Diageo are braced for sales of beer in Indonesia to go flat when a government clampdown comes into force...

    34. March 31, 2015

      Heineken shakes up top team in effort to boost sales

      Three Heineken executives — a quarter of the Dutch brewer’s top team — are leaving the family-controlled group in a...

    35. March 29, 2015

      Bid for Rexam sparks fears over loss of UK expertise

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    36. February 26, 2015

      AB InBev plans $1bn share buy-back despite missing earnings goal

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    37. February 11, 2015

      Heineken dividend increase fuelled by emerging markets success

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    38. January 30, 2015

      Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

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