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just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Greene King is set to swallow up its rival Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal. Here, just-dr...

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...

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JD Wetherspoon cuts ties with Heineken 9 Dec 14

James Wilmore

Heineken has said it is “seeking a resolution” after pub operator JD Wetherspoon announced it has cut ties with the brewer over a supply issue in Ireland.


Beer declines slow in US on-trade - figures 20 Nov 14

Andy Morton

Beer volumes declines in the US on-trade slowed slightly last month but the category continued to lose share to wines and spirits, latest figures show.


UK pub firms claim more closures over beer tie end 19 Nov 14

James Wilmore

Pub-owning companies in the UK have warned of a higher rate of pub closures after MPs in the country voted for legislation that will effectively end the so-called 'beer tie'.


Greene King gets more time for Spirit Pub Co offer 30 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Spirit Pub Co's board has agreed to give Greene King an extension until next Tuesday to make a firm offer for the company.


Spirit Pub Co rejects C&C Group initial offer 24 Oct 14

Olly Wehring

The possible takeover of Spirit Pub Co in the UK looks set to become a battle, with C&C Group considering making a firm offer for the pub operator, despite having an initial approach rejected.


Spirits volumes recover in US on-trade in Q3 23 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Spirits volumes in the US on-trade returned to growth in the third-quarter, while craft brands continued to grab share, according to new figures.

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