UK: Interbrew and Carlsberg consider joint venture - paper

By Chris Brook-Carter | 4 February 2002

Interbrew and Carlsberg-Tetley, two of Europe's largest brewers, are considering combining their UK beer operations to cut costs and combat the threat of Coors' arrival in the market, following its Carling purchase, a UK paper reported yesterday. The Sunday Telegraph said that talks between the two companies were centred on combining logistical and distribution divisions into one operation, which would then be contracted out and run by a third party.

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Interbrew and Carlsberg-Tetley, two of Europe's largest brewers, are considering combining their UK beer operations to cut costs and combat the threat of Coors' arrival in the market, following its Carling purchase, a UK paper reported yesterday. The Sunday Telegraph said that talks between the two companies were centred on combining logistical and distribution divisions into one operation, which would then be contracted out and run by a third party.

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