Archive | November, 2009

Carlsberg to scrap brands from portfolio in Germany

Carlsberg to scrap brands from portfolio in Germany

Carlsberg , the world's fourth-biggest brewer, said it would scrap four brands in Germany and focus on the north of the country, where the market is less crowded. [...more]

Beer, News, Production

Absolut: Doing things Differently…

Absolut: Doing things Differently…

A group of artists comes together in locations around the world to create art pieces that spell out the philosophy of Absolut Vodka. See something different in an ABSOLUT WORLD [...more]

Spirits, Video

Yuengling Brewery – The USA’s oldest Brewery

Yuengling Brewery – The USA’s oldest Brewery

A brief history of the Yuengling Brewery - The USA's oldest surviving brewery and an example of a lasting family business. [...more]

Education, Video

Englands first and only Whisky will go on sale in er…Scotland

Englands first and only Whisky will go on sale in er…Scotland

The first whisky to be made and bottled in England for more than 100 years is to go on sale next month. The single malt made by the English Whisky Company will carry an image of St George slaying the dragon. [...more]

New Products, News

Danone Waters of America Evolves Senior Management

Danone Waters of America Evolves Senior Management

Danone Waters of America (DWA) announces the appointment of Nick Krzyzaniak as President and General Manager. Elio Pacheco, who currently holds this position, has been promoted within Danone to General Manager of the evian Volvic Export Business Unit. Both roles will be effective January 1, 2010. Currently the Managing Director of Danone Waters UK and Ireland Ltd., Krzyzaniak is returning to his home country of the U.S. where he formerly held the positions of Senior Vice President, Sales as well as Executive Vice President, Commercial Development for The Dannon Company, Inc. also a Danone subsidiary. [...more]

People

Three Brewers interested in acquiring Mexico’s FEMSA Cerveza

Three Brewers interested in acquiring Mexico’s FEMSA Cerveza

Three brewers are interested in acquiring Mexico's FEMSA Cerveza in a $7.5-billion plus auction, with SABMiller (SAB.L) seen front runner in a deal likely to be sealed in January, sources close to the situation said yesterday. Europe-based brewers SABMiller and Heineken are both keen to buy one of the last big emerging market brewers, while Japan's largest brewer, Kirin Holdings Co , has asked for details on the brewer, which was effectively put up for sale last month. [...more]

News, Production

Hungary Borsodi Brewery Ownership Change now official in CVC -InBev deal

Hungary Borsodi Brewery Ownership Change now official in CVC -InBev deal

The European Commission has granted approval for a major beverage industry transaction in which CVC Capital Partners acquired the Central European branches of Belgium-based AB InBev, the world's leading beer manufacturer. The deal includes the group's Borsodi brand and brewery in NE Hungary. [...more]

Beer, News

Coca-Cola Plans To Double Bottling Plants In China

Coca-Cola Plans To Double Bottling Plants In China

Coca-Cola has plans to create more bottling plants in China over the next ten years in an attempt to increase sales across the country's middle-class threefold. Doug Jackson, president of Coca-Cola's China business unit, said the company also had plans to distribute more Coke-branded refrigerators to Chinese bars, restaurants and supermarkets by 2020, the Financial Times reported. Currently there is an average of seven coolers per 10,000 and the company hopes to increase this to around 40 by 2020, according to the newspaper [...more]

News

Jinro Brings New Soju Brand To China

Jinro Brings New Soju Brand To China

Jinro, a liquor maker based in South Korea, has said that its is going to sell a new soju brand in China starting next month. The company said that soju is a diluted Vodka-like liquor with 35% alcohol content. The company said that it has come out with a new type of soju with an alcohol content of 20%, over the past two and half years that is produced by blending spirits with water and bamboo flavorings. [...more]

News

Serenata To Sell Evening Land Vineyards Wines

Serenata To Sell Evening Land Vineyards Wines

Serenata Wines, an online retailer based in the UK, has signed an exclusive deal to introduce a collection of the US wines to the UK. Serenata Wines happens to be the first British company to sell the wines of Evening Land Vineyards, which was set up in the US by former Hollywood movie director Mark Tarlov. Serenata has secured the deal to sell Evening Land by linking up with a British wine import firm. [...more]

News, Wines

CKE Expands Beverage Options With Vitaminwater

CKE Expands Beverage Options With Vitaminwater

CKE Restaurants has started to offer vitaminwater at all of its 1,212 Carl's Jr locations. These locations will serve three flavors of vitaminwater including xxx, revive and essential. Vitaminwater is owned by The Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola). According to the company, it is a nutrient-enhanced water that provides a range of functional benefits. Coca-Cola products have been served in Carl's Jr locations since 1981. vitaminwater will be available at most Carl's Jr restaurants in 16 oz bottles priced at $1.69. Prices may vary slightly at other locations. [...more]

News, Non-Alcoholic

Molson Coors And C&C Group Agree New Magners Contract

Molson Coors And C&C Group Agree New Magners Contract

Molson Coors UK and C&C Group have agreed in principle to extend the distribution contract for draught Magners in England and Wales. It is planned that C&C Group will have the distribution rights for Scotland and Multiple On Trade (MOT) from 1st January 2010. In 2008, Molson Coors agreed with the C&C Group to act as exclusive distributor for Draught Magners in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) on trade. Following the acquisition by the C&C Group of the Irish, Northern Irish and Scottish assets of AB InBev, both parties have agreed to continue the existing arrangement and allow Molson Coors to help build the brand. Tony Gibbons, director of sales at Molson Coors (UK) said: "Molson Coors (UK) track record in creating effective brand-building partnerships and strong routes to market were key to C&C Group's choice of exclusive partner in developing draught Magners in the UK. [...more]

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