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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...

C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection

The CEO of C&C Group has admitted the company is “puzzled” by the speed at which Spirit Pub Co rejected its takeover approach, but would not...


Comment - Beer - What’s in a (Brand) Name?

Larry Nelson | 29 Jul 2014

This month, Larry Nelson considers the importance of a reliable brand name for your beer. Anyone fancy a Mr Winky?


Brand Diversification Driving Craft Brewery Growth

James Chadwick, head of food & drink, Scotland, Grant Thornton UK | 8 Jul 2014

Once the preserve of passionate individuals, with a niche following and limited profitability, the UK's craft brewers are now carving out a market of their own within the country's food and beverage sector.


Comment - UK Brewers try to Catch Some Craft Cool

James Wilmore | 29 Jul 2013

Changes are afoot in the UK's beer sector. Many of the nation's - indeed the world's - oldest, most traditional breweries are breaking out of their comfort zone to embrace the trend for all things 'craft' and American.


Comment - Heineken Star Rises in Pub Galaxy

Chris Mercer | 2 Dec 2011

Heineken's acquisition of the Galaxy Pub Estate reflects renewed optimism n the bedraggled UK on-trade.

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Greene King sees FY sales flatline

Richard Woodard | 5 May 2015

Good trading in key events such as Valentine’s Day and Easter helped brewer and pub business Greene King to an upturn in like-for-like sales in its latest fiscal year.


Greene King YTD brewing volumes up

James Wilmore | 19 Jan 2015

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

James Wilmore | 14 Jan 2015

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.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 9 Jan 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Greene King to air alternative Christmas speech

Andy Morton | 22 Dec 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is to release an alternative Christmas Day speech as part of the festive campaign for its Old Speckled Hen brand.


Greene King sees H1 profits slip, sales up

James Wilmore | 4 Dec 2014

Greene King has reported a fall in half-year net profits, but rising sales against a “challenging backdrop”.


Greene King overhauls Old Speckled Hen packaging

Andy Morton | 17 Nov 2014

Greene King has unveiled a redesign of Old Speckled Hen as it looks to bring younger consumers into the ale category.


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 7 Nov 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Greene King gets nod for Spirit Pub Co takeover

James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, is set to acquire Spirit Pub Co for GBP773.6m (US$1.24bn) after the two firms finally struck a deal.


Greene King gets more time for Spirit Pub Co offer

James Wilmore | 30 Oct 2014

Spirit Pub Co's board has agreed to give Greene King an extension until next Tuesday to make a firm offer for the company.


Spirit Pub Co rejects C&C Group initial offer

Olly Wehring | 24 Oct 2014

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.


Greene King set to up Spirit Pub Co takeover offer

James Wilmore | 20 Oct 2014

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

James Wilmore | 1 Oct 2014

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


just the Week in - Beer

Olly Wehring | 26 Sep 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer category. We are also running similar round-ups for spirits & wine and soft drinks & bottled water.


Greene King makes move for Spirit Pub Co

James Wilmore | 23 Sep 2014

Greene King, the UK brewer and pub operator, has confirmed it has made an approach to Spirit Pub Co about a possible merger.


Greene Kings bags Goose Island UK rights

James Wilmore | 15 Jul 2014

Goose Island, the Anheuser-Busch InBev-owned US beer brand, will be launched on draught in the UK for the first time after the company signed a deal with Greene King.


Greene King sees economy lift as FY sales rise

Andy Morton | 3 Jul 2014

UK pub company and brewer Greene King has said there are “clear signs” of an improving UK economy as full-year profits crept up on rising sales and beer volumes.


Greene King agrees to offload 275 UK pubs

James Wilmore | 1 May 2014

Greene King has agreed to sell 275 of its “non-core” on-trade outlets in the UK for GBP75.6m (US$127.7m).


Edrington posts FY loss after Brugal write-down

Andy Morton | 1 Jul 2013

Edrington has hailed a strong full-year performance despite a GBP274.8m (US$418.4m) write-down of its Brugal rum brand that pushed profits into the red.


Doom Bar becomes UK's top-selling cask beer

James Wilmore | 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.


Guinness to become 'official' England Rugby beer

James Wilmore | 21 May 2013

Guinness is set to replace Greene King IPA as the 'official' beer of England Rugby.


UK Government urged to bring in minimum pricing

James Wilmore | 12 Apr 2013

A group of brewing and pub company executives have asked the UK Government to reconsider its position on minimum pricing, after recent speculation that the planned policy will be scrapped.


Greene King urges GBP0.50 minimum price

James Wilmore | 28 Jun 2012

Greene King has urged Westminster politicians to follow the Scottish government by setting a GBP0.50 (US$0.78) minimum price, higher than the current proposal.


Greene King boosted by rise in FY beer volumes

James Wilmore | 28 Jun 2012

UK pub company and brewer Greene King has reported a 6.4% rise in full-year operating profits, helped by an 8% increase in beer volumes.

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