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just the round-up - The week in drinks

24 Apr 2009

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UK: Cobra Beer silent on Molson Coors, Wilbur Ross interest

21 Apr 2009

Cobra Beer has declined to comment on a report that entrepreneur Wilbur Ross and brewer Molson Coors have teamed up to buy the firm.

UK: Cobra Beer sale delayed, interest remains

9 Apr 2009

Cobra Beer's search for a buyer has taken longer than expected, just-drinks understands, but several parties remain interested in acquiring the group.

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9 Apr 2009

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6 Feb 2009

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UK: Cobra Beer to sponsor BAFTAs

4 Feb 2009

Cobra Beer is to sponsor this year's British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs), as part a GBP8.4m (US$12.1m) marketing drive.

UK: Cobra Beer sales leap, sale progressing

3 Feb 2009

Cobra Beer, which reported a 20% rise in beer volumes for its fiscal first-half, has begun presentations to potential buyers, just-drinks understands.

UPDATE UK: Portman Group backs Baroness Coussins in Lords dispute

30 Jan 2009

Drinks industry body the Portman Group has leapt to the defence of former chief executive Baroness Coussins over her active role in shaping drinks labelling legislation in the House of Lords.

UK: Cobra Beer launches ad campaign with Bite

18 Dec 2008

Cobra Beer is looking to maintain double digit growth for its Cobra Bite brand with a new advertising campaign across major digital music channels.

Beer review 2008 - Mega-merger marks ‘watershed’ year for beer

18 Dec 2008

The brewing sector has seen steady consolidation in recent years and 2008 was certainly no exception. Olly Wehring reviews a year which began with the protracted takeover of S&N by Heineken and Carlsberg and later saw InBev’s colossal $52bn acquisition of Anheuser-Busch.

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12 Dec 2008

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UK: Sale may split Cobra Beer

11 Dec 2008

Cobra Beer is circulating a sales memorandum to potential buyers, declaring its willingness to split its UK and Indian businesses, sources close to the situation have confirmed to just-drinks.

In the Spotlight - Cobra Beer

1 Dec 2008

Some of the fizz certainly seems to have left Cobra Beer’s fortunes, after the UK-based company announced last week that it had been put up for sale by its founder, Lord Bilimoria.

UK: Cobra Beer goes up for sale

24 Nov 2008

Cobra Beer has confirmed that it is seeking either a partnership with another firm or a sale.

UK: Cobra, Thresher launch Facebook promotion

19 Nov 2008

Cobra Beer has teamed up with off-licence group Thresher on its Facebook ‘Get Them In!’ UK activity.

UK: Cobra Beer poaches APB exec to head India unit

16 Oct 2008

The managing director of Cobra Beer's Indian unit has left the company after just over six months in the position.

UK: Cobra Beer extends UK film partnership

13 Oct 2008

Cobra Beer is maintaining its profile in the world of film with the renewal of one of its partnerships in the UK.

UK: Cobra launches new can design

7 Oct 2008

Cobra Beer has introduced a new design for its Cobra 5% premium beer cans in the UK.

UK: Cobra Beer gives Bite range extra... bite

15 Sep 2008

Cobra Beer has launched an additional variant for its Cobra Bite range in the UK, aimed squarely at females in the country.

INDIA: Cobra Beer targets Indian brewery growth - report

10 Sep 2008

Cobra Beer is looking to up its footprint in India with the hope of securing five more breweries in the country, according to local reports.

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1 Aug 2008

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UK: Cobra Beer in talks for investment, Diageo to buy in?

28 Jul 2008

Cobra Beer has confirmed it is in talks with “several interested parties” with a view to lining up investment in the company.

UK: Cobra chooses “big screen” campaign

17 Jul 2008

Cobra Beer has agreed a one-year deal with art-house cinema chain Curzon Cinemas in the UK.

UK: Cobra “on-track” with new promotion

18 Jun 2008

Cobra Beer is launching an on-pack promotion offering consumers the chance to win VIP track days at Silverstone.

UK: Cobra Beer FY losses soar, despite sales lift

4 Jun 2008

Cobra Beer has posted a massive loss in its latest full-year figures, just-drinks has learnt, despite rising sales at the UK-based beer company.

UK: Cobra Beer to decide on future in three years - report

22 May 2008

UK-based brewer Cobra Beer may decide to list its shares through an initial public offering, merge the company, or sell it to an interested buyer within the next three years, the company's founder and chairman, Karan Bilimoria told reporters on Tuesday (20 May).

UK: Cobra launches nationwide ad campaign

21 May 2008

Indian beer brand Cobra has launched a nationwide integrated advertising campaign in the UK as part of its GBP14m (US$27.54m) marketing spend this year.

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25 Apr 2008

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UK: Cobra unveils packaging redesign

23 Apr 2008

Cobra Beer has launched an updated design for bottle labels and multi-packs of its namesake beer brand in the UK.

INDIA: Cobra drives expansion, ponders public listing

16 Apr 2008

Cobra Beer plans to set up its own Greenfield brewery in either Andra Pradesh or Maharstra, and is considering a public listing in India this year.

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