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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....

Comment - Filling the minimum pricing void

Plans to introduce a minimum price on alcoholic drinks in the UK are hanging by a thread due to a lack of political support, but the drinks...

Latest News

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).


M&B confirms talks to acquire Orchid Group 29 May 14

James Wilmore

Mitchells & Butlers has confirmed it is having “exclusive” discussions over acquiring the “majority” of Orchid Group’s pub estate in the UK.


Carlsberg tempts UK on-trade with craft portfolio 27 May 14

Andy Morton

Carlsberg's UK unit is making available a portfolio of 28 craft beers to the country's on-trade through its distribution business.


Robinsons Brewery's Brazilian 22 May 14

Andy Morton

Robinsons Brewery has launched the third in a series of six ales that will roll out through this year.


UK below-cost ban to take effect this month 16 May 14

James Wilmore

A long-delayed ban on below-cost price alcohol sales in the UK is due to come into force at the end of this month.


Greene King agrees to offload 275 UK pubs 1 May 14

James Wilmore

Greene King has agreed to sell 275 of its “non-core” on-trade outlets in the UK for GBP75.6m (US$127.7m).

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