Everards has donated cases of its flagship brew to the RAF-led Beer for the Boys campaign, which aims to provide servicemen and women with a cool beer during their return flight.
Around 28,000 beers have been delivered to troops since the campaign began two years ago. It was conceived by Wing Commander Steve Chadwick, Officer Commanding 216 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, which operates the RAF TriStar aircraft flying in and out of Afghanistan. [...more]
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced an agreement with President (Shanghai) Trading to launch Lucozade across China.
The C&C Group today announced it has completed the purchase of Tennent's Lager brand and associated trading assets in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from Anheuser-Busch InBev for a total enterprise value of £180 million.
The Boston Beer Company Twisted Tea District Manager is responsible for the sales, merchandising and promotional activities in all on and off-premise accounts. In addition the Twisted Tea District Manager is responsible for managing the day to day distributor interaction for the brewery, gaining share of mind within the distributors, and growing BBC business throughout the wholesaler's territory. [...more]
The Russian government has approved a 2010 budget, which includes a plan to triple the excise duty on beer from the current 3 rubles (1 cent) last week. The changes are estimated to bring an extra 65.1 billion rubles ($2.2 billion) of revenues into government cash-flow budget in 2010. [...more]
Responsible for production of super premium and premium brand wines. Ensure wines are made in the most innovative and profitable manner meeting consumers and customers needs. Assist with development of new brands. Responsible for the total wine making process and quality assurance to include wine blends, storage and stabilization. [...more]
Clifford Chance (CC) and Weil Gotshal & Manges have taken lead roles on Japanese drinks company Suntory's offer to buy Orangina Schweppes Group from two high-profile private equity funds, Lion Capital Holdings and the Blackstone Group.
Weil Gotshal is advising Blackstone and Lion Capital, which purchased Orangina from Cadbury in 2006 for $2.1bn (£1.3bn). London office managing partner Mike Francies is leading the firm's team on the deal.
CC is advising Suntory, which would pay about $2.6bn (£1.6bn) for Orangina under the terms of its offer. Corporate finance partner Joel Ziff is advising the magic circle firm's team. [...more]
Molson Coors Brewing Co., the biggest beer company based in North America, begins selling Coors Light in Costa Rica today and is considering adding a brewery in Latin America.
Costa Rica will bring to about 30 the number of countries, including Mexico and China, where Coors Light is sold. The Denver- and Montreal-based brewer is taking advantage of a growing trend toward light beer in countries that have leaned toward full-calorie brews traditionally, said Paul Mendieta, managing director for Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.
The company may need to develop manufacturing in Latin America to accommodate growth of Coors Light, its best-selling brand, he said. Options may include building a brewery or cooperating with another brewer, according to Mendieta.
"As we continue to expand into new markets, it is definitely something that we plan on addressing," Mendieta, 51, said in a Sept. 18 telephone interview. He declined to specify potential timing of such a move. [...more]
Rupert Thompson has joined Thatchers Cider as a non-executive director. Rupert, who brings with him extensive commercial experience across the brewing industry, adds further depth to the Thatchers board at a period of sustained growth.
Managing director Martin Thatcher comments, "There are not many people who can offer such impressive industry knowledge as Rupert. We are delighted that he has agreed to join us at Thatchers. " [...more]
New position due to growth! Develop and achieve growth objectives for Canada. Monitor and ensure goal attainment is achieved annually and on target for the overall long term plan. Develop and communicate Brand/Province priority volume and profit objectives. Monitor and ensure goal attainment of these objectives through key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive volume and brand contribution by province/customer measures. Utilize price structure system to accurately establish and measure financial contribution with the distributor or customer, increase efficiency with retail pricing and identify financial opportunities. Build and maintain great relationships and secure great execution in key on premise national accounts based in Canada - as measured by sales drivers and KPIs. Develop working knowledge and data on Provincial regulations and compliance, and work closely with marketing and in country agents and boards to ensure compliance. [...more]
The Bottling Operations Team Manager oversees the daily operation of a bottling facility which results in the successful production of approximately 5 million cases annually. This position leads and develops union employees in the efficient and effective bottling of beverage alcohol on 3 - 5 bottling lines. [...more]
Under the direction of the Home place Manager; the Field Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day operation of grounds maintenance to ensure the grounds at Buffalo Trace are always in show condition. This position will develop and supervise sixteen union employees and coordinate employee training and development including the development of a horticultural training manual. The Field Supervisor will also be responsible for assisting with seasonal landscape planning, and will manage data entry into the computer system. [...more]