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Traditional British brewers are  embracing the "coolness" of craft Comment - UK Brewers try to Catch Some 'Craft' Cool

29 July 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.

UK: Edrington posts full-year loss after Brugal write-down

1 July 2013

Edrington has hailed a strong full-year performance despite a GBP274.8m (US$418.4m) write-down of its Brugal rum brand that pushed profits into the red.

UK: Doom Bar leapfrogs Greene King IPA as top-selling cask beer

24 June 2013

Molson Coors' Sharp's Brewery brand Doom Bar has replaced Greene King IPA as the UK's best-selling cask ale, according to latest figures.

UK: Diageo's Guinness to become 'official' England Rugby beer

21 May 2013

Guinness is set to replace Greene King IPA as the 'official' beer of England Rugby.

UK: Brewing execs urge UK Gov't to push ahead with minimum pricing

12 April 2013

A group of brewing and pub company executives have asked the UK Government to reconsider its position on minimum pricing, after recent speculation that the planned policy will be scrapped.

UK: Greene King urges Westminster to aim for GBP0.50 minimum price

28 June 2012

Greene King has urged Westminster politicians to follow the Scottish government by setting a GBP0.50 (US$0.78) minimum price, higher than the current proposal.

UK: Greene King boosted by rise in FY beer volumes

28 June 2012

UK pub company and brewer Greene King has reported a 6.4% rise in full-year operating profits, helped by an 8% increase in beer volumes.

Product Launch - UK: COS Brands' Kopparberg Naked Apple Cider

3 April 2012

COS Brands' Kopparberg Naked Apple Cider

UK: Greene King invests GBP4m in IPA push, launches two offshoot beers

26 March 2012

Greene King has invested GBP4m (US$6.4m) in rebranding and promoting its flagship IPA ale in the UK, while launching two offshoot beers in a bid to capture younger drinkers entering the category.

UK: Greene King upbeat as Christmas beer sales rise

17 January 2012

Greene King has seen the pace of beer sales growth in the UK quicken over the Christmas period and is on-track to meet its full-year profits expectations.

Update - UK: Heineken hails Galaxy Pub Estate "homecoming"

2 December 2011

Heineken has said it will invest behind its newly-acquired Galaxy Pub Estate for the long-term and that the deal will be value enhancing from year one.

Comment - Heineken Star Rises in Pub Galaxy

2 December 2011

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

Comment - Laurent-Perrier Impresses in the Warm-Up

1 December 2011

Laurent-Perrier has raised a few gallic eyebrows by beating expectations in the first half of its fiscal year, but the celebrations will stay on ice as the Champagne group heads into its key Christmas season.

UK: Greene King cheers beer profits growth in H1

1 December 2011

Greene King has reported higher sales and profits for its beer business in the first half of its fiscal year, helped by consumers seeking respite from gloomy economic news.

UK: Punch Taverns eyes road to redemption in FY

20 October 2011

Punch Taverns has said that it sees improving trends in its remaining business, despite failing to return to profits growth in its latest full-year.

Comment - Carlsberg, Greene King See Small Beer Tax as Big Deal

30 September 2011

Beers at or below 2.8%abv will begin to benefit from a tax break in the UK from the start of October, but how big is the opportunity?

UK: Greene King injects some cheer into beer

6 September 2011

Greene King has reported that its beer sales have bucked a decline in the UK market over the summer.

UK: Greene King closes on Capital Pub Co

22 August 2011

Greene King is nearing completion of its acquisition of Capital Pub Co after declaring its offer for the group unconditional.

UK: Fuller, Smith & Turner upbeat on prospects

29 July 2011

Fuller, Smith & Turner has said that it is pleased with first-quarter trading and has joined brewing rival Marston's in outperforming the UK beer market.

UK: Greene King acquires Capital Pub Co

19 July 2011

Greene King has trumped Fuller, Smith & Turner in its attempts to buy Capital Pub Co in the UK, by agreeing to acquire the London-based firm for GBP93m (US$150m).

UK: Greene King adds Sainsbury's exec to board

18 July 2011

Greene King has confirmed an addition to its board of directors.

UK: Greene King gives Old Speckled Hen UK TV push

13 July 2011

Greene King has readied a television advertising push in the UK for its Old Speckled Hen beer brand.

Product Launch - UK: Greene King's Duke's Cambridge Ale

31 May 2011

Greene King's Duke's Cambridge Ale

UK: Greene King finance chief to step down

15 April 2011

Greene King has announced that its finance director, Ian Bull, will leave the brewer to become CFO of the betting group Ladbrokes.

UK: Greene King buys pub group for GBP56m

31 January 2011

Greene King has bought the Cloverleaf Restaurants group in the UK for GBP55.8m (US$88.5m) as the brewer seeks to expand into pubs that serve food.

UK: Greene King, Marston's outperform the beer market

3 December 2010

Greene King and Marston's have both continued to outperform the lacklustre beer market in the UK.

UK: Greene King gives IPA man-reward ad push

4 November 2010

UK brewer Greene King has announced details of an advertising campaign in the country for its namesake cask ale, Greene King IPA.

UK: Cask ale gains beer market share

27 September 2010

Cask ale outperformed a shrinking UK beer market in 2009 thanks to growing interest in the category from younger consumers.

Comment – Beer – China: Thinking Big

15 September 2010

Our beer commentator, Larry Nelson, was in Beijing last week. While there, as we would hope, he turned his attention to the country's beer market - the world's largest. What's another word for 'large', Larry?

UK: Greene King beer sales struggle

7 September 2010

Greene King has said that its beer sales have struggled to maintain momentum due to weak demand over the summer months in the UK.

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