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When Molson Coors lined up its purchase of Sharp's Brewery in the UK this month, talk turned predictably to the demise of regional brewers i...

Chris Mercer | 7 Dec 2009

Heineken's deal to end the confusion surrounding its India business has few short-term financial advantages, but positions the brewer nicely for an expected Indian beer boom.

Chris Mercer | 12 Aug 2009

SABMiller CEO Graham Mackay has reiterated that the group is interested in acquisitions, but the brewer has not been as inactive in the last 18 months as some may suppose.

Olly Wehring | 18 Dec 2008

The brewing sector has seen steady consolidation in recent years and 2008 was certainly no exception. Olly Wehring reviews a year which began with the protracted takeover of S&N by Heineken and Carlsberg and later saw InBev’s colossal $52bn acquisition of Anheuser-Busch.

Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 2008

Some of the fizz certainly seems to have left Cobra Beer’s fortunes, after the UK-based company announced last week that it had been put up for sale by its founder, Lord Bilimoria.

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Chris Mercer | 1 Dec 2009

On the six-month anniversary of Cobra Beer's rescue from collapse in the UK by Molson Coors, just-drinks deputy editor Chris Mercer spoke with Cobra founder Lord Karan Bilimoria about the dark days and why he feels that the brand is poised for future growth.

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Andy Morton | 12 Feb 2013

Molson Coors has relaunched a TV ad for Cobra Beer after it helped the brand to double-digit sales and volume growth in the UK last year.

James Wilmore | 3 Oct 2012

Molson Coors has appointed a new managing director for its UK & Ireland division, which is set to merge with the brewer's Central Europe unit.

Andy Morton | 1 Oct 2012

Molson Coors is to launch packaging that displays information on the environmental and social impact of its Cobra beer brand in the UK.

Chris Mercer | 2 Mar 2012

Molson Coors believes that Cobra's double-digit sales momentum can lift it into the top ten best selling beers in the UK within a decade.

Chris Mercer | 29 Feb 2012

Molson Coors and Cobra beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria are backing the beer brand in the UK with a GBP4m (US$6.3m) advertising drive.

Chris Mercer | 17 Feb 2012

Carlsberg is set to return to Trinidad & Tobago, through an import partnership with NWT Enterprises in the market.

Chris Mercer | 11 Oct 2011

Molson Coors and Cobra beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria are relaunching the brand in the UK to emphasise its premium positioning.

Larry Nelson | 5 Jul 2010

In what can easily be termed 'cheeky' marketing, British brewer Wells & Young’s is launching Mongoose, a premium lager the firm says is more like original Cobra lager than Cobra is itself today, Brewers' Guardian reports today (5 July).

Cobra Beer has developed a multi-media campaign to coincide with its sponsorship of National Curry Week.

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Chris Mercer | 3 Nov 2009

Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria is seeking finance to expand the beer brand in India, five months after Molson Coors stepped in to rescue Cobra's UK division from collapse.

Molson Coors UK has officially launched the Cobra Beer Partnership, backed by a GBP10m (US$16m), three-year marketing campaign.

Molson Coors has hailed strong profits growth in the UK in 2009 and said that its business in the country has good prospects, despite a tough beer market.

Molson Coors has signed a deal to distribute Singha beer in the UK, as the brewer looks to expand its presence in "ethnic" restaurants.

Wells & Young's has confirmed that it has ceased brewing Cobra Beer's namesake beer brand in the UK.

Molson Coors, the company that rescued Cobra Beer from administration last week, said it plans to boost its share of Scotland’s shrinking beer market to 20% by 2012.

Molson Coors rescued Cobra Beer from administration late last week, picking up a 50.1% stake in the company’s UK operations.

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Chris Mercer | 1 Jun 2009

Molson Coors has rescued Cobra Beer from administration via a joint venture deal with the group's founder, Lord Bilimoria.

Molson Coors Brewing Company has announced that its board of directors has approved a 20% increase in the quarterly dividend rate on its Class A and Class B common shares.

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