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The case is set to go to trial in Canada CANADA: SABMiller, Molson Coors face court showdown after talks fail

16 April 2014

A contractual dispute between Miller Brewing Company (MBC) and Molson Coors is heading to court after settlement talks between the two broke down.

GLOBAL: International Center for Alcohol Policies, Global Alcohol Producers Group to merge

11 April 2014

The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group have agreed to amalgamate their operations.

Sustainability in Beer - Part I: Living and Breathing Sustainability

10 April 2014

As we start our annual series of management briefings that focus on environmental sustainability, Ben Cooper looks at the importance of integrating the issue into all aspect of a company's operations and thinking.

Sustainability in Beer - Part II: Deciding Sustainability Priorities

10 April 2014

In the second part of this month's management briefing, which shines the light on the importance of environmental sustainability in the brewing industry, Ben Cooper considers the impact of stakeholder input for the world's beer producers.

Sustainability in Beer - Part IV: Company by Company - Heineken, Molson Coors, SABMiller

10 April 2014

The penultimate part of this month's management briefing sees Ben Cooper continue his review of the environmental efforts of the larger brewers. Here, he looks at Heineken, Molson Coors and SABMiller.

US: MillerCoors accuses ex-employees of embezzling "millions"

4 April 2014

MillerCoors has claimed that two former sales employees embezzled “several million dollars” from the company.

UK: Fruit-flavoured ciders see boom as new entrants circle - research

26 March 2014

Sales of fruit-flavoured cider in the UK have more than doubled in the last two years, ahead of the overall category, with growth expected to continue, according to market researchers.

Product Launch - UK: Molson Coors' Carling British Cider - Cherry

26 March 2014

Molson Coors has lined up the launch of a flavoured extension of its Carling British Cider brand.

Product Launch - US: MillerCoors' Smith & Forge Hard Cider

4 March 2014

MillerCoors has confirmed the launch of Smith & Forge hard cider in the US.

US: MillerCoors adopts nutrition labelling scheme with Miller64

21 February 2014

MillerCoors is increasing the amount of nutritional information it includes on its Miller64 brand in the US as part of new voluntary recommendations.

The just-drinks Interview - MillerCoors sales president Ed McBrien - Part I

18 February 2014

Last week, MillerCoors unveiled the biggest brand launch in its five-and-a-half year history: Miller Fortune, a beer designed to take on the spirits market. But, how will this strategy play out, and what else does the brewing JV have in store to rescue its flagging volumes? Here, in the first part of an exclusive two-part interview just-drinks deputy editor James Wilmore tackles the US firm's sales president, Ed McBrien.

Analysis - Why is Molson Coors bucking global beer volume trends?

17 February 2014

Most global brewers are having a tough time of late, with stagnating volumes in their closer-to-home markets not being helped by sputtering growth in the emerging markets.

just On Call - Molson Coors to remain focussed on innovation - CEO

13 February 2014

Molson Coors’ CEO has declared that innovation remains the company’s “top priority” in 2014 as part of a bid to attract new drinkers.

Analysis - Light at the end of the tunnel for MillerCoors?

13 February 2014

MillerCoors’ full-year results today (13 February) revealed how the JV is continuing to see a rebalancing of where it generates sales.

CANADA/US: Molson Coors sees sales, profits rise in 2013

13 February 2014

Molson Coors has posted a healthy set of numbers for 2013, with sales and profits both increasing on growing volumes in the year.

US: MillerCoors FY profits up, but sales flat as light beers suffer

13 February 2014

MillerCoors saw a strong performance from its “above premium” brands offset weakness among its premium light portfolio in 2013, while its full-year profits rose by single digits.

UK: Heineken told to pull "misleading" Kronenbourg 1664 ad

12 February 2014

The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK has upheld a complaint lodged against an advert for Heineken's Kronenbourg 1664 lager brand.

Product Launch - US: MillerCoors' Miller Fortune

10 February 2014

MillerCoors has launched a 6.9% abv golden lager aimed at stealing back share from the spirits category.

UK: Admiral Taverns appoints CEO as exec chairman exits

4 February 2014

Admiral Taverns, one of the UK's biggest pub companies, has appointed a CEO in the wake of its executive chairman leaving the group.

Comment - Beer - Remembering Graham Mackay

28 January 2014

Last month, the chairman and former CEO of SABMiller, Graham Mackay, passed away. Ahead of a memorial service in London later this week, Larry Nelson looks back at an extraordinary career.

Focus - SABMiller's Q3 Performance by Region

21 January 2014

Earlier today, SABMiller reported a slight rise in third quarter sales and volumes. The group’s performance in emerging markets was encouraging, but volumes in Europe and North America were down. Here just-drinks takes a more in-depth look at the brewer and soft drinks producer's results by region:

Analysis - Global brewers face 'small is beautiful' approach to tackle craft creep

17 January 2014

How will global brewers – particularly in the US - cope with the on-going threat of craft beer in the coming years? And, what impact is the rise of craft having on the market?

UK: Molson Coors sells Tradeteam stake to DHL

2 January 2014

DHL has taken full control of UK drinks logistic business Tradeteam after buying out its joint-venture partner, Molson Coors.

Focus - Graham Mackay, former SABMiller CEO - 1949-2013

19 December 2013

Graham Mackay, who died yesterday aged 64, leaves behind an impressive legacy at the company he joined 35 years ago, then called South African Breweries Ltd.

Editor's Viewpoint - Carling British cider: Brit-Ish

18 December 2013

While the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled in Molson Coors' favour this week, I can't help feeling that the brewer is not as far in the right as it would believe.

UK: Jack Daniel's radio ad cleared by ASA

18 December 2013

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today (18 December) cleared a radio ad for Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's brand after a complaint it encouraged “irresponsible” drinking.

UK: ASA rejects complaint over Molson Coors' Carling British Cider

18 December 2013

Molson Coors has escaped sanction from the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after a complaint over a television advert for the Carling Cider brand and its origins.

AUS: Coca-Cola Amatil returns to beer, cider

16 December 2013

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is to return to Australia's beer and cider sectors this week after a two-year hiatus.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

13 December 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

UK: Brewers push on with beer campaign despite TV ad ban - video

13 December 2013

The group behind the UK's 'Let There Be Beer' campaign has vowed to push on with its mission to “reignite” the category despite the setback of a high-profile TV ad being banned.

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