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just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-dr...

C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection

The CEO of C&C Group has admitted the company is “puzzled” by the speed at which Spirit Pub Co rejected its takeover approach, but would not...


Larry Nelson | 29 Jul 2014

This month, Larry Nelson considers the importance of a reliable brand name for your beer. Anyone fancy a Mr Winky?


Once the preserve of passionate individuals, with a niche following and limited profitability, the UK's craft brewers are now carving out a market of their own within the country's food and beverage sector.


James Wilmore | 29 Jul 2013

Changes are afoot in the UK's beer sector. Many of the nation's - indeed the world's - oldest, most traditional breweries are breaking out of their comfort zone to embrace the trend for all things 'craft' and American.


Chris Mercer | 2 Dec 2011

Heineken's acquisition of the Galaxy Pub Estate reflects renewed optimism n the bedraggled UK on-trade.

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Andy Morton | 24 Aug 2016

New figures from UK brewer Greene King have shown a big jump in out-of-home drinks spend by families with children.


Lucy Britner | 1 Aug 2016

UK brewer Greene King will become the official ale partner of Aston Villa football club from the 2016/17 season. 


Andy Morton | 29 Jun 2016

The CEO of UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has warned Britain's decision to leave the EU will hit consumer confidence.


Olly Wehring | 23 Feb 2016

The heads of UK-headquartered Diageo and SABMiller have signed a letter calling for the UK to remain in the European Union, ahead of June's referendum on the matter.


Andy Morton | 25 Sep 2015

Carlsberg has declined to comment on a report it had held talks over selling its UK unit to C&C Group.


Olly Wehring | 1 Sep 2015

Heineken has boosted its on-trade presence in the UK through the purchase of 13 pubs from Greene King.


Olly Wehring | 7 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Richard Woodard | 5 May 2015

Good trading in key events such as Valentine’s Day and Easter helped brewer and pub business Greene King to an upturn in like-for-like sales in its latest fiscal year.


James Wilmore | 19 Jan 2015

Greene King has seen a single-digit lift in year-to-date volumes for its brewing operations helped by its export performance.


James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2015

Greene King's shareholders have given the green light for the company to acquire Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal.


Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Andy Morton | 22 Dec 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is to release an alternative Christmas Day speech as part of the festive campaign for its Old Speckled Hen brand.


James Wilmore | 4 Dec 2014

Greene King has reported a fall in half-year net profits, but rising sales against a “challenging backdrop”.


Andy Morton | 17 Nov 2014

Greene King has unveiled a redesign of Old Speckled Hen as it looks to bring younger consumers into the ale category.


Olly Wehring | 7 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is set to acquire Spirit Pub Co for GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) after the two firms finally struck a deal.


James Wilmore | 30 Oct 2014

Spirit Pub Co's board has agreed to give Greene King an extension until next Tuesday to make a firm offer for the company.


Olly Wehring | 24 Oct 2014

The possible takeover of Spirit Pub Co in the UK looks set to become a battle, with C&C Group considering making a firm offer for the pub operator, despite having an initial approach rejected.


James Wilmore | 20 Oct 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has indicated it will raise its takeover offer for Spirit Pub Co, which would subsequently recommend a revised bid to its shareholders.


James Wilmore | 1 Oct 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has lined up a new CFO as the current incumbent has stepped down for health reasons.


Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


James Wilmore | 23 Sep 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has confirmed it has made an approach to Spirit Pub Co about a possible merger.


James Wilmore | 15 Jul 2014

Goose Island, the Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned US beer brand, will be launched on draught in the UK for the first time after the company signed a deal with Greene King.


Andy Morton | 3 Jul 2014

UK pub company and brewer Greene King has said there are “clear signs” of an improving UK economy as full-year profits crept up on rising sales and beer volumes.

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