UK: S&N stops Cains beer supply
UK pub operator Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises has ended its supply deal with The Cains Beer Company.
The brewer confirmed to just-drinks today (16 December) that it has stopped Liverpool pubs stocking beers from the city's only major brewery.
Louise Barnett, a spokesperson for Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises, said: "This is a commercial decision and not one we would comment on in public."
Liverpool-based Cains fell into administration in early August, after last-ditch talks with its bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, failed to secure financing for debts of around GBP35m (US$68.4m).
Former owners Sudarghara and Ajmail Dusanj bought back the site and nine core pubs in September, and began talks with pub companies and supermarkets on fresh supply deals.
A Cains spokesperson was unavailable for comment this morning. One local landlord described the moves as "farcical" to local newspaper, the Liverpool Echo.
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