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Greene King to follow Fuller's in UK brewing exit? - analyst

14 Mar 2019

Greene King could be the next UK pub estate to offload its brewery operations, with Heineken or Anheuser-Busch InBev a potential buyer, an analyst has forecast.

Who won in results season, how to read the warning signs and will UK beer ever stop consolidating? - The just-drinks Analyst

19 Feb 2019

The just-drinks analyst returns! This month, Ian Shackleton runs his investor eye over the latest set of drinks companies' results. He also considers what to look out for before the flames take hold of a company and how the UK brewing category remains a consolidatory hotbed.

Greene King names Madame Tussauds head Nick Mackenzie as next CEO

15 Jan 2019

UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has appointed Madame Tussauds head Nick Mackenzie as its new CEO.

Another drinks CEO to go as Greene King's Rooney Anand calls time

6 Nov 2018

Greene King is on the hunt for a new CEO as Rooney Anand prepares to step down after 13 years at the helm.

Why analysts are going ga-ga over Diageo, Heineken's & C&C Group's on-premise plays and why you need just-drinks - The just-drinks analyst

14 Sep 2017

Former analyst Ian Shackleton returns this month with a consideration of the 'Buy' position among analysts for Diageo, some further thoughts on the attractions of vertical integration in UK beer and pubs, and a warning that financial regulatory change will dramatically change corporate communications – and increase the value of just-drinks.

UK households with children increase spending on drinking out - figures

24 Aug 2016

New figures from UK brewer Greene King have shown a big jump in out-of-home drinks spend by families with children.

Greene King becomes official Aston Villa ale partner

1 Aug 2016

UK brewer Greene King will become the official ale partner of Aston Villa football club from the 2016/17 season. 

Greene King CEO issues Brexit warning over consumer confidence

29 Jun 2016

The CEO of UK brewer and pub operator Greene King has warned Britain's decision to leave the EU will hit consumer confidence.

Diageo, SABMiller call for UK to stay in European Union

23 Feb 2016

The heads of UK-headquartered Diageo and SABMiller have signed a letter calling for the UK to remain in the European Union, ahead of June's referendum on the matter.

Carlsberg silent over C&C Group talks for UK arm

25 Sep 2015

Carlsberg has declined to comment on a report it had held talks over selling its UK unit to C&C Group.

Heineken adds to UK on-trade footprint with Greene King buy

1 Sep 2015

Heineken has boosted its on-trade presence in the UK through the purchase of 13 pubs from Greene King.

just a While Ago - On 7 July in...

7 Jul 2015

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...

“Tough comparatives” hit Greene King H2 as FY sales flatline

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 after export boost

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 Pub Co deal

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

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 for Old Speckled Hen

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, but brewing sales up

4 Dec 2014

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

Greene King targets "next generation" with Old Speckled Hen rebrand

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

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.

just the Facts - Greene King's takeover of Spirit Pub Co

4 Nov 2014

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-drinks takes a look at what the Suffolk-based brewer and pub operator is getting for its money:

Greene King gets nod for GBP773.6m Spirit Pub Co takeover

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 offer deadline extension for Spirit Pub Co deal

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.

just On Call - C&C Group 'puzzled' by Spirit Pub Co rejection

29 Oct 2014

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 be drawn on whether this marks the end of the matter.

Spirit Pub Co rejects C&C Group initial approach

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

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 JD Wetherspoon's Kirk Davis as new CFO

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

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.

UK: Greene King makes move for Spirit Pub Co

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.

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

29 Jul 2014

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

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