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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....

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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.

Greene King set to up Spirit Pub Co takeover offer 20 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has indicated it will raise its takeover offer for Spirit Pub Co, which would subsequently recommend a revised bid to its shareholders.

Greene King appoints Wetherspoon's Davis as CFO 1 Oct 14

James Wilmore

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has lined up a new CFO as the current incumbent has stepped down for health reasons.

Cask ale leads the way in UK on-trade - figures 25 Sep 14

Melissa Cole

Cask ale in the UK has outperformed the rest of the on-trade beer market for the sixth consecutive year, according to recent research.

Shepherd Neame FY profits hit record 25 Sep 14

James Wilmore

Shepherd Neame, the UK brewer and pub operator, has reported a “record” year for operating profits helped by strong growth from its brewing operations.

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