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Focus - S AFRICA: SABMiller comes out fighting in SA beer battle

28 May 2010

SABMiller has said it is confident of maintaining its dominance of the South African beer market, despite the challenge from Heineken and Diageo.

S AFRICA: SABMiller to spend ZAR170m on World Cup

13 May 2010

SABMiller has upped beer production and set aside ZAR170m (US$22.4m) to take advantage of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa next month.

US: A. de Fussigny teams with Castle Brands for US return

4 May 2010

Cognac producer A. de Fussigny is returning to the US through a distribution tie-up with Castle Brands.

NAMIBIA: SABMiller to build Namibia brewery

23 Apr 2010

SABMiller will spend US$34m to build its first brewery in Namibia, stepping up competition with an alliance between Diageo and Heineken in the region.

The just-drinks Interview - Heineken's Head of Africa

15 Apr 2010

In the second of our just-drinks Interview special this month, Michelle Russell talks to Tom de Man, president of Africa and Middle East for Heineken, about the brewer's hopes in South Africa, and its partnership with Diageo in the region.

S AFRICA: SABMiller gatecrashes Budweiser, FIFA World Cup party

26 Mar 2010

While Budweiser lager will be available in stadiums at this summer's FIFA World Cup, SABMiller has secured a deal with the football body to exclusively supply hundreds of thousands of fans at screenings.

Product Launch - Whyte & Mackay's The Dalmore Mackenzie

19 Mar 2010

Whyte & Mackay has launched The Dalmore Mackenzie

Product Launch - Mortlach 70 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky

12 Mar 2010

Gordon & MacPhail's has launched its Mortlach 70 Year Old single malt Scotch, billing it as the oldest whisky in the world.

Focus - Beer growth set to continue in Asia

4 Mar 2010

On a continent-by-continent basis, Asia is top of the pile when it comes to beer consumption. The region offers many opportunities for growth for the global brewers - welcome words in these trying times. Despite Japan's flat performance of late in the brewing sector, the potential offered by the likes of China and India means Asia is where the beer world is looking in 2010. Gavin Blair in Tokyo, Frances Wang in Shanghai, Raghavendra Verma in New Delhi and Karryn Miller, take a closer look at the region.

just the round-up - The week in drinks

19 Feb 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

US: Castle Brands cuts losses, sales rise

16 Feb 2010

Castle Brands, the international spirits and fine wine group, has cut losses and increased sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year.

Product Launch - US: Knappogue Castle's 1994 Master Distiller’s Private Selection

28 Jan 2010

Knappogue Castle's 1994 Master Distiller’s Private Selection

US: Castle Brands cuts H1 losses

17 Nov 2009

Castle Brands has hailed "significant progress" in its goal of turning a profit after cutting losses in the first six months of its fiscal year.

NORWAY: Castle Brands partners with Arcus in Nordics

26 Oct 2009

Castle Brands Spirits Group, a subsidiary of Castle Brands, has entered into a marketing and distribution agreement covering the Nordic region with Arcus, Norway's largest spirits producer and wholesaler.

UK: National Trust to launch branded drinks, food

5 Oct 2009

The National Trust, the UK heritage charity, is to launch a range of food and drinks products, including its own beer and bread.

US: Castle Brands acquires Betts & Scholl

22 Sep 2009

Castle Brands has acquired premium wine company Betts & Scholl.

UK: Uncertainty lingers over HwCg jobs

14 Sep 2009

Job cuts are likely at the collapsed HwCg wine agency as part of the group's incorporation into rival wine merchant PLB Group, just-drinks has learnt.

AFRICA: SABMiller to build Namibia brewery, buys Maheu drinks business

8 Sep 2009

SABMiller is to expand further in Africa by building a brewery in Namibia and buying the non-alcoholic Maheu drinks business of Trade Kings Ltd in Zambia.

Product Launch - US: Castle Brands' Jefferson’s Presidential Select 17 year

20 Aug 2009

Castle Brands' Jefferson’s Presidential Select 17 year

UK: HwCg goes to the wall, PLB steps in

19 Aug 2009

UK-based wine agency HwCg has gone into administration, with family-owned rival PLB stepping in to acquire its assets.

US: Private placement helps improve Castle Brands' Q1 losses

17 Aug 2009

Castle Brands has posted a strong reduction in net losses for its first fiscal quarter.

US: Castle Brands FY sales slip, trims losses

29 Jun 2009

Castle Brands, the US-based spirits group, has reported a slip in net sales and reduced net losses for its fiscal full-year.

UK: This Water launches in glass bottles

5 May 2009

UK fruit beverage company This Water has launched three of its recipes in glass bottle formats.

US: Reduced A&P spend slows losses at Castle Brands

18 Feb 2009

Castle Brands has trimmed back its losses in the first nine months of its fiscal year, despite slowing sales in the period.

The Losh Cause - Australian wine

27 Jan 2009

The best laid plans, as they say, can go awry. However, for Chris Losh, the Australian wine industry’s Direction to 2025 plan has not only been overtaken by events in the country’s main markets but was overly optimistic and ill-conceived to begin with.

US: Losses deepen for Castle Brands in H1

17 Nov 2008

Castle Brands has slipped deeper into the red in its first half, with net sales hampered by tax rises in Ireland.

US: Castle Brands completes cash infusion

22 Oct 2008

Castle Brands has said that it has completed a cash infusion of US$15m, designed to improve the drinks group's stability by cutting debt.

US: Castle Brands seals cash infusion deal

13 Oct 2008

Castle Brands has said that it has boosted company stability by signing a cash infusion deal worth US$15m.

US: Castle Brands moves to boost stability

9 Oct 2008

Castle Brands has said it is in advanced discussions to receive a US$12.5m cash infusion, as the drinks group looks to make itself more secure.

INDIA: SABMiller adds to India portfolio with Indus Pride

8 Oct 2008

SABMiller has launched a new beer brand across India to complement its Royal Challenge Premium lager brand in the country.

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