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SABMiller steps up Zambia investment with new US$32.6m malting plant

23 Oct 2014

Zambian Breweries, the SABMiller subsidiary, has started work on a new US$32.6m malting plant in Lusaka.

NAMIBIA: SABMiller kicks off production at first in-market brewery

18 Sep 2014

Production has begun at SABMiller's new US$33.3m brewery in Namibia, the company said today.

US: Castle Brands Q1 losses increase after US$4.2m Bourbon investment

15 Aug 2014

Castle Brands has widened Q1 losses despite a rise in sales after it invested US$4.2m in aged Bourbon stocks.

US: Castle Brands optimistic despite FY losses increase

30 Jun 2014

Castle Brands has called fiscal 2014 a “turning point” despite a difficult 12 months in which full-year sales increased but losses widened.

Product Launch - UK: The Walled Garden Trading Co's Gordon Castle Gin

18 Jun 2014

The Walled Garden Trading Co, based out of Gordon Castle in north-east Scotland, is to launch its first major product from its new luxury food and drink range.

US: Castle Brands YTD sales up, but net losses widen

18 Feb 2014

Castle Brands has seen a strong rise in nine-month sales, but net losses widened because of further non-cash charges.

NIGERIA: SABMiller unveils US$110m brewery upgrade

23 Jan 2014

SABMiller has started work on tripling production capacity at one of its Nigerian breweries as part of a US$110m investment.

Focus - SABMiller's Q3 Performance by Region

21 Jan 2014

Earlier today, SABMiller reported a slight rise in third quarter sales and volumes. The group’s performance in emerging markets was encouraging, but volumes in Europe and North America were down. Here just-drinks takes a more in-depth look at the brewer and soft drinks producer's results by region:

Focus - SABMiller's H1 Performance by Region

21 Nov 2013

Today (21 November), SABMiller released its first-half results. Here's a closer look at the company's performance by region in the six months to the end of September.

US: Castle Brands losses widen despite H1 sales lift

13 Nov 2013

Castle Brands has widened its H1 losses despite an upturn in net sales.

GLOBAL: Diageo gives film boost to Alfred Dunhill's Johnnie Walker collection - video

30 Oct 2013

Diageo has released a short film with Alfred Dunhill to commemorate the launch of a limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label collection designed by the British menswear company.

US: Castle Brands sinks deeper into red despite Q1 sales lift

15 Aug 2013

Castle Brands has widened its Q1 losses despite an upturn in sales and a narrower operating loss.

US: PepsiCo to remove Naked Juice "all natural" label - report

29 Jul 2013

PepsiCo is to drop the “all natural” claim from its Naked Juice brand after settling a lawsuit that said some ingredients are synthetic, according to reports.

US: Castle Brands wine withdrawal hampers FY

2 Jul 2013

Castle Brands has seen its decision to reduce support for its wine brands hit the bottom line in its full year, despite a healthy rise in sales.

UK: Doom Bar leapfrogs Greene King IPA as top-selling cask beer

24 Jun 2013

Molson Coors' Sharp's Brewery brand Doom Bar has replaced Greene King IPA as the UK's best-selling cask ale, according to latest figures.

US: Castle Brands brings New Coke marketer on board

10 May 2013

Castle Brands has appointed the marketer behind The Coca-Cola Co's disastrous New Coke to its board of directors.

NAMIBIA: SABMiller to build US$40m brewery

6 Mar 2013

SABMiller has unveiled plans to build a new US$40m brewery in Namibia as the race for dominance in Africa's beer markets heats up.

US: Castle Brands sales jump helps slow nine-month losses

20 Feb 2013

Castle Brands is continuing its improved performance after reporting a drop in nine-month net losses, boosted by a strong performance from its spirits brands.

GLOBAL: SABMiller Q3 sales rise but rain dampens China

22 Jan 2013

SABMiller has posted a jump in third-quarter sales despite bad weather in China that saw its volumes in the country dip.

Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball - Part II

15 Jan 2013

After last week's look at what the first six months of 2013 has in store for the wine industry, Chris Losh considers the second half of the year. Prepare yourself for yet more insight and analysis from our resident wine bard.

US: Castle Brands losses continue to improve in H1

19 Nov 2012

Growth in its spirits business and a focus on cost control has seen Castle Brands report a shrinking in first-half losses.

FRANCE: Wine grape growers pledge to continue fight against US 'château' plan

27 Sep 2012

French wine grape growers have applauded a European Commission decision to postpone a ruling that will allow US wineries to use the label “château” or “clos” in the EU.

UK: AG Barr readies Irn Bru Christmas competition in UK

26 Sep 2012

AG Barr has lined up a Christmas promotion for its Irn Bru CSD in the UK, based on the brand's 'The Snowman's Journey' TV commercial.

UK: Diageo starts ball rolling on new Scotch distillery

4 Sep 2012

Diageo has begun the process of choosing the location for its next new Scotch whisky distillery in Scotland.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

17 Aug 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week

US: Castle Brands' losses slow in Q1 as rum sales rise

15 Aug 2012

Castle Brands has delivered a major slowdown of losses in its first quarter, boosted by a surge in rum sales.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Wemyss Malts' Darnley’s View Spiced Gin

3 Jul 2012

Wemyss Malts' Darnley’s View Spiced Gin

US: Castle Brands sees FY losses slow as sales climb

2 Jul 2012

Castle Brands has seen its losses reduce in its latest fiscal year, as net sales posted a healthy rise.

just On Call – Constellation Brands targets strong 2012 for Crown Imports

5 Apr 2012

Constellation Brands is looking to extend the beer offerings from its Crown Imports joint-venture in 2012.

Product Launch - US: Castle Brands' Gosling's Dark'n'Stormy

27 Feb 2012

Castle Brands' Gosling's Dark'n'Stormy

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