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  • Fri, Nov. 25, 10:18 AM
    • Macquarie initiates Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY) at Outperform. The investment firm's euro-based price target implies +10% upside.
    • Macquarie also starts off coverage on Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) with an Outperform rating. The PT on A-B InBev gives shares the room to run 14% higher.
    • Industry consolidation is seen as benefiting both beer giants.
    | Fri, Nov. 25, 10:18 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Sep. 13, 1:22 PM
    • Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY) brought its Sol brand to South Africa as a strategic move ahead of the merger between SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch InBev.
    • Management says the beer company will also look to established brands such as Amstel, Windstoek, and its namesake beer line to gain crucial market share.
    • Beer sales increased 9% last year in South Africa, according to data from Euromonitor International.
    | Tue, Sep. 13, 1:22 PM
  • Wed, Sep. 7, 8:20 AM
    • Beer industry heavyweights Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY), Asahi Group Holdings (OTC:ASBRY), and Kirin Holdings (OTCPK:KNBWY, OTC:KNBWF) are in the group of active bidders for Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp.
    • Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp. (known as Sabeco) is the largest beer seller in Vietnam with a 40% market share. The Vietnamese government holds a stake of 89.5% in the company.
    • The deal price could end up north of the $2B mark.
    | Wed, Sep. 7, 8:20 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mon, Aug. 1, 3:26 PM
    • There's no panic in the air at Heineken about the implications of the mega-merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, according to top execs.
    • "We have a global brand but we’re selling market by market and we don’t see the merger changing that," says finance director Laurence Debroux.
    • Earlier today, Heineken backed its full-year guidance, while conceding that F/X pressure will pick up in the second half.
    • Previously: Heineken reports 1H16 results (Aug. 1)
    | Mon, Aug. 1, 3:26 PM
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  • Mon, Jul. 25, 11:28 AM
    • Alcohol companies are pushing out a wide variety of new healthier drinks, including more vegan, gluten-free, and all-natural products.
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD -0.2%) is at the forefront of the initiative, with a pledge to increase its mix of low-alcohol beer or alcohol-free beer to 20% of global beer volume by the end of 2025. Sales in the category grew to $9.96B last year, up 19% in five years.
    • Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY), Carlsberg (OTCPK:CABGY, OTCPK:CABJF), and Diageo (DEO -0.2%) also have healthier products on tap.
    | Mon, Jul. 25, 11:28 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Jul. 12, 3:42 PM
    • The Beer Institute announced a new initiative in which participating members of the trade group will disclose the amount of calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein in beer products. The sellers involved represent around 81% of all beer sales.
    • Brewers are expected to update their labels by the end of 2020.
    | Tue, Jul. 12, 3:42 PM | 8 Comments
  • Thu, Jun. 16, 11:50 AM
    • The latest report from the USDA indicates that farmers in the U.S. expect to harvest 51,115 acres of hops this year, up 17% from last year's production.
    • An abundance of hops is beneficial to price-sensitive smaller craft brewers, particularly those heavy with IPA beers. Larger beer companies can also benefit with future contract pricing if the hop supply stays stable.
    • Beer sales rose 0.2% in the U.S. last year, led into positive territory by a 13% gain in craft beer sales.
    • Full USDA report
    | Thu, Jun. 16, 11:50 AM
  • Mon, May 16, 10:25 AM
    • Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY) says China is not a great market for beer profits.
    • The company says the "vast majority" of China makes no profit at all for beer sales.
    • Heineken reported a 23% increase on organic consolidated beer volume in Q1 for the Asia Pacific region, without breaking out the details for China.
    • Both Carlsberg and Heineken have struggled with the premium segment in China.
    | Mon, May 16, 10:25 AM
  • Fri, Apr. 29, 4:57 AM
    • Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) offers to sell more of SABMiller's (OTCPK:SBMRY) European brands to appease European Commission regulators. The sale of beer assets in Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland could generate as much as $5B, according to Exane BNP Paribas.
    • The rights to Pilsner Urquell outside of the U.S. are included in the offloading.
    • Potential buyers of the beer brands include Carlsberg (OTCPK:CABGY) and Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY).
    | Fri, Apr. 29, 4:57 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 9:56 AM
    • Global volume at Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY, OTCQX:HKHHF) rose 11% in Q1. Organic volume was up 7% during the quarter.
    • All regions showed positive organic volume growth, led by Asia Pacific with a 23% gain off of strength in China and Vietnam. The company even stayed in positive territoy in the tough U.S. market.
    • The company says full-year expectations remain unchanged.
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 9:56 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 6:36 AM
    • Heineken Holding N.V. (OTCQX:HKHHF): Q1 Net income of €265M vs. €200M in 1Q15 (excl. €379M gain from EMPAQUE sale).
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 6:36 AM
  • Wed, Apr. 20, 4:42 AM
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    • Cheers! Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY) far exceeded analyst expectations, benefiting from a 23% rise in Asian sales due to the Lunar New Year.
    | Wed, Apr. 20, 4:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Wed, Apr. 6, 1:29 PM
    • The Brewers Association is done counting all the beer produced by U.S. companies last year to put out its ranking of volume leaders as listed below.
    • Top 10 overall U.S. brewers by volume: 1) Anheuser-Busch (NYSE:BUD) 2) MillerCoors (TAP, OTCPK:SBMRY) 3) Pabst Brewing (private) 4) D. G. Yuengling and Son (private) 5) Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) 6) North American Breweries (PE-owned) 7) Sierra Nevada Brewing (private)  8) New Belgium Brewing (employee-owned)  9) Craft Brew Alliance (NASDAQ:BREW) 10) Lagunitas Brewing (50% owned by Heinken (OTCQX:HEINY)).
    • Top 10 U.S. craft brewers by volume: 1) D. G. Yuengling and Son 2) Boston Beer 3) Sierra Nevada Brewing 4) New Belgium Brewing 5) Gambrinus 6) Lagunitas Brewing 7) Bell’s Brewery 8) Deschutes Brewery Bend 9) Minhas Craft Brewery 10) Stone Brewing.
    • Despite a wave of M&A, the number of breweries in the U.S. is at a record high.
    | Wed, Apr. 6, 1:29 PM
  • Wed, Feb. 10, 8:22 AM
    • Heineken (OTCQX:HEINY) expects to increase both sales and profit in 2016 with demand in the U.S. helping to offset weakness in energy-dependent markets.
    • The beer giant reported a 3.5% increase in organic revenue in Q4 and a 1.3% gain in revenue per hectolitre.
    • Heineken's innovation rate of 9% stands out amid the highly-competitive beer market.
    | Wed, Feb. 10, 8:22 AM
  • Wed, Feb. 10, 3:16 AM
    • Heineken N.V. ADR (OTCQX:HEINY): FY15 EPS of €3.57
    • Revenue of €20.51B (+6.5% Y/Y).
    • The board proposes 18% increase in dividend at €1.30/share.
    | Wed, Feb. 10, 3:16 AM