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US bars court craft beer, but lights still strong

How are US on-trade venues reacting to the shifting nature of the country's beer market?...

Brown-Forman warns of social media threat to bars

The head of Brown-Forman has suggested on-trade softness in the US spirits market may be long-term as new trends see younger consumers share...

Diageo ups on-trade focus

Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on...

Comment - Diageo and an Over-Excited Press Corp

In his time as CEO of Diageo - if not before - Paul Walsh will have probably learnt a lot about the fourth estate....

Latest News

Greene King makes move for Spirit Pub Co 23 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has confirmed it has made an approach to Spirit Pub Co about a possible merger.


Heineken to sell 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns 16 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Heineken is narrowing the size of its UK pub estate with the sale of 111 pubs to Admiral Taverns.


Flavoured rum sales race in UK off-trade 16 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Flavoured and spiced rums saw impressive growth in the UK off-trade over the early summer, while imported whiskies also performed strongly, latest figures show.


London brewery numbers continue to surge 12 Aug 14

James Wilmore

London is continuing to see a boom in brewery openings, with an 18% rise in new producers in the last year.


Charles Wells ties up pubs and brewing 8 Aug 14

Olly Wehring

Charles Wells has confirmed plans to consolidate its brewing and managed pubs units under one identity.


Mitchells & Butlers pays GBP266m for Orchid pubs 16 Jun 14

Andy Morton

Mitchells & Butlers has acquired the majority of Orchid Group’s pub estate in the UK for GBP266m (US$451m).

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