A new record of 1,113 beers compete for this years’ European Beer Star which will take place for the eighth time in a row. These are 158 more entries or an 16.5% increase over the prior year. The beers come from all continents worldwide – breweries from 39 countries submitted their beers. This means also a plus … >>>>
Archiv September 2011
From Saturday, all beers in Britain with an alcohol content of 2.8% abv and below will enjoy a 50% tax break, to the equivalent of around 35 pence on every pint when compared with a typical 4.2% beer.
The British Beer & Pub Association has welcomed the move, which will see Britain’s 5,000 beer brands … >>>>
Despite the negative outlook among publicans, Molson Coors has ambitious plans to build its business in Scotland and stimulate performance of the beer category through a determined and positive approach to growing their brands and its customers’ businesses, the company communicated. A new management team has been put in place, led by Managing Director, Phil … >>>>
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. on Friday announced that it has completed the purchase of all outstanding shares of Flavoured Beverages Group Holdings Limited (“FB”). Asahi also announced that Asahi Liquor New Zealand Limited (“ALNZ”), which was newly incorporated for the acquisition of all outstanding shares of FB, is deemed a specified subsidiary of Asahi.
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As a consequence of a legal battle with brewing giant Heineken NV, small Dutch brewer Olm Brouwerijen B.V. on September 29, 2011 has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company was sued by Heineken for filling its cheaper beer in branded Heineken barrels and selling it under the name of its competitor. Last year Olm was … >>>>
Cervecería Hondureña continues to make significant investments to modernize and strengthen its operations, reaffirming its confidence in the present and future of the country. The company invests in different orders. In July, the brewery opened in Comayagua a new distribution center at a cost of ten millions lempiras, “thus forceful the development of the central … >>>>
Subject to approval by antitrust authorities French malting group Malteries Soufflet acquires German maltster Heinrich Durst Malzfabriken GmbH & Co. KG (Durst Malz) effective October 1, 2011. Based in Heidelsheim, approximately 100 kilometres southeast of Stuttgart/Germany, Durst Malz operates three malting plants in the southwest and west of Germany with a total capacity of around 200,000 tonnes … >>>>
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Foster’s Group by SABMiller plc, after concluding that the acquisition is not likely to substantially lessen competition in the Australian market for the supply of bulk and packaged beer. “The ACCC has formed the view that the proposed acquisition is not … >>>>
Although the weather in August was not at its best, total beer sales in Germany could improve. According to latest figures of the German Brewers Association (Deutscher Brauer-Bund), beer sales in August increased by 6.7 percent or more than 600,000 hl compared to the same month last year. This was a total of 9.2 million … >>>>
Union de Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston SAA, a unit of SABMiller PLC has sold 100% of the shares in its Chilean subsidiary Agro Inversiones SA to Maltexco. Agro Inversiones had been a part of the international brewing group SABMiller since 2005 and operates a malting plant located in the city of Coronel and a … >>>>
Beers from Belgium, Brazil, Netherlands and Chile received gold medals at the international competition “Copa Cervezas de América 2011.” 21 countries and 280 beer brands took part in the event, which was held for the first time in Chile’s capital Santiago. All beers were blind tasted and evaluated by a jury. The gold medals were … >>>>
Anheuser-Busch InBev announced a set of three-year global goals to drive and measure the impact of its responsible drinking programs around the world. As part of its dream to be the “Best Beer Company in a Better World”, Anheuser-Busch InBev is dedicated to working with governments, NGOs, customers and community partners to help shape and … >>>>
The controversy over the use of “Budweiser” in Britain ended up in a tie: both, the original Czech Budvar beer and the American brrewery Anheuser Busch, may use the same brand name “Budweiser” in the UK, the European Court of Justice ruled. Thus the highest European court confirmed the jurisdiction of an English court from … >>>>
A new report shows that more than a quarter of a million jobs have been lost in two years as a result of the growing tax burden and impact of the economic crisis on beer, damaging the European economy as a whole. Although there are signs that the downward trend slowed in 2010, appropriate support … >>>>
SABMiller plc (“SABMiller”) announces that it has agreed with Foster’s Group Limited (“Foster’s”) a recommended cash offer to Foster’s shareholders at A$5.10 per share (see endnote 1), which values Foster’s equity at approximately A$9.9 billion.
As part of the transaction, and in line with Foster’s previously announced capital management initiative, Foster’s will pay its shareholders … >>>>
Bralirwa Ltd., Heineken’s Rwandan unit, reports its net profit increased by 40.1% in the first half of 2011 to Frw 5.4 billion, driven by a solid operating profit growth. The company’s volume rose by of 26.3% driven by strong growth of the Primus and Mützig beer brands and higher soft drink sales. Revenue grew by … >>>>
At the 6th Beer and Health Symposium in Brussels top European scientists and researchers confirmed that moderate beer consumption among adults can be consistent with a healthy adult lifestyle. The Symposium highlighted the potential health benefits of moderate beer consumption ranging from a lower risk for cardiovascular disease to positive effects on bone mineral density … >>>>
A new production line was launched at Ball Packaging Europe’s plant in the Belgrade district of Zemun, doubling can production fully designated for export. The new production line worth €35 million was officially opened by Boris Tadic, President of the Republic of Serbia, in the presence of other state officials, global and local representatives of … >>>>
Diageo plans to step-up their multi-million dollar strategic partnership with Facebook, which will drive unprecedented levels of integration and joint business planning and experimentation between the two companies. The current relationship has seen Diageo enjoy strong return on advertising investment, with an initial study across five key brands in the US* showing a 20% increase … >>>>
Heineken on Monday announced the launch of a new global company visual identity “that reflects the significant transformation of the Heineken business over the past decade”. At the heart of the new company identity is a re-designed Heineken name, appearing in capital letters, complemented by a red spark to represent the spirit and energy of … >>>>