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SABMiller grows in the UK and taps into Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer

SABMiller announces that its UK subsidiary, Miller Brands UK (MBUK), has grown domestic lager volume sales by five per cent in the six months to 30 September 2013. This growth was supported by the Pilsner Urquell brand which performed strongly during the period, growing by 17%, helped by rapidly accelerating sales of its unpasteurised tank beer following a trial launched in the summer. The continued strengt ...

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Diageo recognised as the World’s 8th Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work

Diageo announced today that it has been placed in the top ten of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. The ranking is the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence and identifies the top 25 best multinationals in terms of workplace culture. Diageo is the only FMCG company to make it into the top ten at number 8, gaining three places from last year’s 11th place ranking ...

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Coca-Cola Enterprises in Wakefield gives girls a taste for engineering future

Today, 20 girls from Wakefield Girls School and Grange Technology College in Bradford will be visiting Coca-Cola Enterprise's (CCE) factory in Wakefield to find out what it's like to be a mechanical engineer in the UK's largest manufacturing sector. The visit is part of food and drink manufacturers' promotion of their industry-backed degree - MEng Food Engineering, at Sheffield Hallam University which is no ...

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Carlsberg launches global campaign

Carlsberg beer has launched a brand new global marketing campaign to sit alongside its three year deal with the Barclays Premier League – the most famous football league in the world, with a cumulative audience of 4.7 billion people. Entitled ‘The Ride,’ the commercial focuses on the rollercoaster of emotions that everyone involved with the Premier League goes through during every game and season. From fans ...

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HEINEKEN signs binding agreement to divest Finnish Hartwall business to Royal Unibrew

Heineken N.V. ('HEINEKEN') announced today that it has signed a binding agreement with Danish Royal Unibrew A/S ('Royal Unibrew') for the sale of its Finnish multi-beverage business Oy Hartwall Ab ('Hartwall'). The total enterprise value¹ of the transaction amounts to c. €470 million. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2013 at the latest and is subject to customary closing conditi ...

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Irish Distillers named most reputable beverage company in Ireland 2013

 Irish Distillers has been announced as the one of the most reputable Irish companies for 2013 according to the results of the annual Ireland RepTrack Study. The company, which was named the fourth most reputable indigenous company, was also voted the most reputable beverage company in the country. Overall, the company was rated the sixteenth most reputable in Ireland. The annual RepTrack study measures the ...

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The Distell Group, Africa's leading spirits, wines and ready-to-drinks business has acquired top-performing producer of Scotch whiskies, Burn Stewart Distillers Limited, for just over R2,2 billion (£160 million) from the Scottish based CL World Brands Limited and Trinidad and Tobago based Angostura Limited, owners of Hine Cognac and Angostura Bitters respectively amongst other global brands. The strategic p ...

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SABMiller launches second cassava beer in Africa

SABMiller plc (SAB.L) announces the launch of a cassava beer in Ghana. The beer will be brewed by SABMiller’s local subsidiary, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), under the brand name ‘Eagle’. The launch builds on the success of the world’s first commercially-made cassava beer, Impala, which SABMiller unveiled in Mozambique 18 months ago. Prior to Impala’s launch in Mozambique, cassava had never been used to brew ...

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