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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...

Latest News

Punch Taverns lines up new CEO 3 Mar 15

James Wilmore

UK pub operator Punch Taverns has appointed a new chief executive following a financial restructure.


US craft beer slowdown hints at weakness - figures 10 Feb 15

Andy Morton

A US tracking firm has questioned the sustainability of craft beer in the country, after on-trade share growth in recent weeks slowed, despite a steady rise in the number of new products in the segment.


Greene King YTD brewing volumes up 19 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Greene King has seen a single-digit lift in year-to-date volumes for its brewing operations helped by its export performance.


Greene King shareholders approve Spirit deal 14 Jan 15

James Wilmore

Greene King's shareholders have given the green light for the company to acquire Spirit Pub Co in a GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) deal.


Beer biggest FY volume faller in US on-trade 13 Jan 15

James Wilmore

All alcoholic drinks categories saw full-year volumes slide in the US on-trade in 2014, with beer the biggest faller, according to latest figures.


Liberation Group eyes expansion with Butcombe buy 6 Jan 15

James Wilmore

The Liberation Group, the Channel Islands brewer and pub firm, has acquired UK regional brewer and pub operator Butcombe Brewery for an undisclosed sum.

Latest blogs

Will the Keurig Cold create an environmental monster? 13 Jan 15

Andy Morton

Take a look at this smartly-made (and very effective) spoof monster movie highlighting the waste involved with Keurig Green Mountain's K-Cup brewing system.

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