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Heineken acquires Australian licences for Stella Artois, Beck's 28 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Heineken has purchased the Australian licenses for Stella Artois and Beck's in a deal with Asahi that also hands the Strongbow cider brand in the country to the Dutch brewer.


C&C Group offloads Tipperary Water to Waterlogic for US$8.7m 27 Oct 20

Andy Morton

C&C Group has sold Irish water cooler business Tipperary Water to private-equity-owned Waterlogic.


Coca-Cola European Partners eyes Indonesia with US$6.6bn Coca-Cola Amatil bid 26 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Coca-Cola European Partners has identified Indonesia as the "standout" target in its proposed swoop for Australasian bottler Coca-Cola Amatil.


Diageo targets premium flavoured gin with Chase Distillery purchase in the UK 26 Oct 20

Olly Wehring

Diageo has started the week with a gin acquisition in the UK, with Chase Distillery set to join the group.


Coca-Cola Amatil expertise could fuel alcohol ambitions - Coca-Cola European Partners 26 Oct 20

Andy Morton

The CEO of Coca-Cola European Partners has said the prospective acquisition of Coca-Cola Amatil can teach his company how to operate in the alcohol category.


J F Hillebrand expands with Braid acquisition 23 Oct 20

Andy Morton

Beverage haulage firm J F Hillebrand has purchased UK-based bulk liquid transporter Braid for an undisclosed fee.



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