Carlsberg has sold their interests in the Feldschlosschen Brewery in Dresden, Germany. They have worked hard to protect the jobs of the 172 employees at the brewery and have concluded the sale to Frankfurter Brauhaus. Carlsberg have also sealed an agreement for continued local representation and logistical support through the new owners. The Felschlosschen Brewery […] [...more]
Ed Pilkington, the Global Category Director for Vodka, Gin and Rum at Diageo hosted a conference call for Diageo investors and analysts and conducted a full question and answer session that makes for interesting reading especially if you have an interest in the Rum category in general or in Diageo’s thinking about their competitive advantages. […] [...more]
Tsingtao Brewery who are attempting to acquire the Henan Waysnow Beer Group, may yet be foiled by Tsingtao’s own former business partners. Reports are suggesting that Waysnow has already signed a preliminary agreement with Belgium’s global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB Inbev) to sell two production bases in Xinyang and Gongyi, both in Henan province, for […] [...more]
Schlitz – The Beer that Made Milwaukee Famous – and once the biggest selling beer brand in America is making a huge comeback as more and more young people find the style and allure of iconic products from their grandparents generation irresistable. The brewery which owns the brand – The Pabst Brewing Company have recently […] [...more]
Blavod Vodka – fast becoming the darling of budding mixologists has undergone an extreme image make-over. The black vodka now comes in a distinctive black bottle which the company hopes will help to further project it’s premium heritage. The look and feel of the bottle is further enhanced by a change of type and colour […] [...more]
Heineken N.V. today announced that, effective October 1, 2010, it will create a Global Business Services organisation focused on the most effective and efficient delivery of Purchasing and Business Process & Technology services across the company. Frans Eusman, currently Managing Director, Heineken France, will be appointed Global Business Services Director reporting to René Hooft Graafland, […] [...more]
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) and Coors Light are bringing yet another eye-catching, highly functional packaging innovation to market that is bolder, colder and more portable than ever before. Coors Light is launching the 16-oz. resealable Silver Bullet Aluminum Pint in Alumi-Tek bottles nationally on September 1, just in time for football season. “The Coors Light […] [...more]
Fosters Full Year Results • Net profit (pre material items and SGARA) $711.3 million • Earnings per share (pre material items and SGARA) 36.9 cents • Material items loss after tax of $1,162.7 million, SGARA loss after tax of $13.0 million • Net loss (post material items and SGARA) $464.4 million • Operating cash flow […] [...more]
The ASX delisting effort is not a share buyback and does not have an impact on the company's securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Additionally, the delisting process does not impact the company's Australian business operations. [...more]
Carlton & United Breweries and Asahi Breweries Ltd, brewer of Japan’s leading exported beer, Asahi Super Dry, today extended a long term exclusive license to sell and market Asahi Super Dry in Australia. “We have a longstanding relationship with Carlton & United Breweries and we’re delighted it is set to continue”, said, Asahi Breweries Ltd […] [...more]
Competing juice makers Ocean Spray Cranberries and Decas Cranberry Sales are set for another legal battle, after Ocean Spray this week filed an action over "deceptive business practices", though Decas has vowed to fight the case.
Ocean Spray is suing its rival, claiming that it engaged in an "unlawful and malicious" campaign to defame it with disparaging letters, emails, blogs, YouTube videos and Twitter postings.
Chuck Dillon, chief executive of Decas, told NutraIngredients-USA.com that the lawsuit was "totally frivolous" but the firm had not yet consulted its lawyers to determine its next course of action. [...more]
Flavour and fragrance supplier Treatt has unveiled a new flavouring ingredient for the soft drinks market, which the company claims can offer a sweeter taste than its conventional counterpart spearmint oil.
According to BeverageDaily, Spearmint Treattarome 9764 gives consumers the aroma of freshly trimmed spearmint leaves, imparting a scent reminiscent of the Mojito cocktail drink.
A spokesperson told the news provider: "The product does not enhance sweetness to a measurable degree. It leaves a sweeter impression than spearmint oil, probably because it is lighter in character and has no still notes." [...more]