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Datalogic to supply packaging machine sensors for SMI Group

SMI Group has partnered with Datalogic to integrate its sensors in its bottling and packaging machines, which are delivered to F&B corporations including Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Heinz and Nestlè. ...

Heineken USA boss: ‘We like to call the US the Silicon Valley of beer’

Heineken USA boss Dolf van den Brink says the brewer splits consumers into those who ‘live thoughtfully’ and ‘live legendary’ to understand beer-buying habits in an especially innovative market.

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo trend up in 2013 global FMCG league but Tingyi steals show

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo and SAB Miller are all risers in the OC&C league table of Global Top 50 FMCG players in 2013, but China's Tingyi Holdings was the rising beverage...

£126M Heineken investment in cider, beer and pubs

Heineken is to pump £126M into UK cider and beer production as well as its pubs and bars estate.

Ooh Ah Cantona's not gone too far! 'No red faces over Kronenbourg 1664 U-turn', ASA

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has committed an embarrassing U-turn after reversing a February decision that rapped two adverts for Kronenbourg 1664 beer featuring former Manchester United soccer star...

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P.E.T Engineering goes premium with Heineken beer Amstel

Heineken has worked with P.E.T Engineering to develop a one-liter Amstel PET bottle with glass-like engravings that underpin the brand’s heritage and premium positioning.


Budweiser beer wins Super Bowl Puppy Love but digital 'tail could soon wag dog'

AB InBev hit a home run with its Puppy Love advertisement aired during the 2014 Super Bowl but the success of Newcastle Brown Ale’s cheeky campaign shows the digital tail...

‘Torrid times’ in South Africa: Heineken suffers as Castle Light sales soar

Heineken admits it is under pressure in South African premium beer due to tough competition from market leader SAB Miller and its Castle Lite brand in particular.

Cider restructure threatens jobs as Heineken invests £58M

Altogether 97 jobs could be affected at Heineken UK's Universal Beverages Ledbury (UBL) plant as it shifts cider production to Hereford and invests £58M there, the company has confirmed....

‘Young, free and flavored…’ A booming world beer category

Flavored or mixed beer is a booming US beer category tapping demand among younger drinkers – and strong global growth prospects are set to heighten competition among the big brewers. 

analyst notes 'Authenticity' aspect to beat away bud light competition

Heineken’s Lager Margarita...A Bud Light Rita beater?

Heineken will launch lager margaritas in the US from April as it bids to replicate the success of Anheuser Busch InBev’s Bud Light Ritas line.

Carlsberg steps up Ukraine security amidst tense Russian military standoff

Carlsberg tells it is concerned by Ukraine’s tense military standoff with Russia in Crimea and is ramping-up security but insists it's too early to say how sales could be...

Sizzling UK summer fails to ignite Heineken’s Strongbow sales

UK sales of Heineken brand Strongbow fell 1% last year despite the warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006 in the world’s largest hard cider market.


‘Ooh Ah, Cantona’s gone too far!’ UK regulator raps Kronenbourg advert

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says two Heineken adverts for Kronenbourg 1664 beer featuring former Manchester United soccer star Eric Cantona are misleading.

Bottler buys Sidel Matrix hotfill for Gatorade

CCU Chile, which works with Heineken, Anheuser-Busch InBev, PepsiCo and Dr Pepper Snapple Group, has installed a Sidel Matrix hotfill system to produce Gatorade sports’ drinks.


‘We hope he’d be proud’: Heineken blunders as teetotal Methodist used to plug Bulmers

Heineken-owned brand Bulmers admits it scored an advertising own goal by mistakenly using a picture of a teetotal Welsh Methodist minister instead of its founder's father to promote the cider.

Tiger beer sales soar in Asia-Pacific as Heineken changes tack

Heineken attributes booming Tiger beer sales of 20% in Asia Pacific to a more mainstream market positioning slightly below its eponymous brand.

World's Top 10 'Most Valuable' Beverage Brands: Coke Keeps Effervescence

Coca-Cola has lost the No.1 spot to Apple in Interbrand’s definitive listing of the world’s most valuable brands for the first time ever, as our gallery rounding up the beverage...

‘Upscale, badge brand’ Heineken Light targets US turnaround

Heineken is confident it can restore growth to its struggling Heineken Light brand in the US by revamping the beer with new packaging and using Cascade Aroma hops favored by...

‘Heineken cannot compete with US craft beer phenomenon’: CEO

Heineken CEO Jean-François Van Boxmeer says the company’s flagship brand cannot directly compete with a craft beer sector that has hogged US beer growth over the past decade.


Diet Coke Hunk sweats on UK health and safety complaint to ASA

Today's podcast rounds up two UK drinks adverts involving a Diet Coke hunk, a lawnmower and a Chinook helicopter from Coke and Heineken, which led to Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)...


INDUSTRY VOICES: Royal Unibrew CFO hails ‘transformational’ $612m Hartwall takeover

As Royal-Unibrew inked a deal with Heineken last Thursday to buy Finnish drinks firm Hartwall for $470m (€612m), the Danish firm’s CFO Lars Jensen discusses the rationale for a ‘transformational’...

Heineken agrees $612m sale of Finnish business Hartwall

Heineken has agreed to sell its Finnish 'multi-beverage' business Hartwall to Danish Royal Unibrew for €470m and the two brewers will extend a licensing agreement allowing the latter to brew...


Six baby boom beer concepts: Heineken draws up shortlist

Heineken has shortlisted six ideas submitted via an open innovation challenge to create a better drinking experience for 60-70 year-olds based upon beer concept, packaging and serving experience.

Average-tasting Tui still scores with NZ beer drinkers

More New Zealand consumers drank Tui beer over an average four-week period than any other brand bar Heineken, despite the former’s relatively poor taste performance, says Roy Morgan Research.

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