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SABMiller & Meantime: Notes for the New Owner

Earlier this month, SABMiller announced the purchase of UK craft brewer Meantime Brewing Co. Larry Nelson has found the instruction manual....

Comment - Beer - Does 'Craft' Work?

At the point of purchasing a pint of Doom Bar, I didn’t hesitate to question whether the beer was craft....

SABMiller, Meantime Brewing say goodbye to 'craft'

The term ‘craft beer’ will disappear, according to Meantime Brewery Co’s CEO, Nick Miller, and SABMiller’s MD of Europe, Sue Clark....

Analysis - Cott Corp reaps diversification rewards

Embedded in Cott Corp's Q1 financial statement last week was the company's admittance that its CSD volumes in the US were down 6% in volumes...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Casella's marketing & export manager 21 Apr 2015

James Wilmore

Casella Family Brands hit the acquisition trail late last year when it snapped up Barossa Valley producer Peter Lehmann Wines for AUD57m (US$49.8m). Here, just-drinks talks to the Australian firm's global marketing & export sales manager, Libby Nutt, about the plans ahead for the brand and Casella's star performer Yellow Tail.

Interview - Angel's Share Brands 2 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Bacardi has entered the Bourbon market, following its purchase of Angel's Share Brands and its Louisville Distilling Co subsidiary this week. just-drinks spoke to the company's co-founder and chief innovation officer, Wes Henderson, about future plans, Bourbon consolidation and why some companies may be going too far in flavour innovation.

Latest News

Nestle Waters ends Quezac divestment talks 29 May 15

Stuart Todd

Nestlé Waters has confirmed that exclusive negotiations with Ardèche-based Société des Sources du Pestrin to sell its subsidiary company, Nestlé Waters Supply Centre (NWSC), which bottles the Quézac mineral water brand from a southern France source, have been called off.

Brown-Forman completes Kentucky acquisition 29 May 15

Lucy Britner

Brown-Forman has completed the purchase of two Louisville properties that will become the new Old Forester Distillery, allowing the company to double production capacity.

Frigoglass sells glass operations for US$225m 28 May 15

Lucy Britner

Glass packaging company Frigoglass has agreed to sell its glass operations to GZI Mauritius for US$225m.

Suntory to buy Japan Tobacco beverage unit 26 May 15

Andy Morton

Suntory Holdings has agreed to pay JPY150bn (US$1.2bn) for Japan Tobacco's (JT) beverage business, including its coffee brand Roots and flavoured water Momono Tennen-sui.

Castel acquires stake in Belvedere 22 May 15

Stuart Todd

Castel has purchased a 5.66% holding in Belvédère. The transaction has been completed within the framework of an agreement with Morocco-based Diana Holdings, the wine and spirits company's single biggest shareholder.

Coca-Cola Bottling continues US expansion 20 May 15

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (CCBCC) has further increased its franchise territory in the US as part of its agreement with The Coca-Cola Co.

Latest blogs

The brewing landscape - who owns who? 13 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

Take a look at this, a fascinating infographic detailing the acquisitions - and brands - of the world's biggest brewers.

Sammy Davis Jnr, Bill Murray offer Suntory ad heritage 14 Jan 14

James Wilmore

Will Suntory's US$16bn move to buy Beam see a change in how the Bourbon producer's brands are advertised?

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