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‘Whoa, whoa, we’ve gotta go, back to court!’ Molson Coors revives Canada court spat

Settlement discussions between Molson Coors and SAB Miller over the former’s right to distribute SAB’s brands in Canada have foundered and the beer giants are heading back to court....

‘Young, free and flavored…’ A booming world beer category

Flavored or mixed beer is a booming US beer category tapping demand among younger drinkers – and strong global growth prospects are set to heighten competition among the big brewers. 

AB InBev and Miller Coors adopt award-winning beer bottle carton

Graphic Packaging says its award-winning Tite-Pak paperboard beer bottle carton continues to gain market traction in the US after Miller Coors and AB InBev launched it in Q4 2013.

Molson Coors ‘beer print’ initiative

Molsons Coors will talk about how it is improving its ‘beer print’ at The European Networking Group summit in Berlin this week.

‘We’re going up against spirits’ Miller Fortune seeks to stop Lite rot

Miller Coors hopes its new high-end beer targeting spirits drinkers, Miller Fortune, will restore Miller Light's flagging sales as declines continue.

Cider sparkles, Champagne lacks lustre? UK winners and losers in 2014

Cider’s upward UK trajectory will continue in 2014 but Champagne’s struggles against rivals including Prosecco, Cava and even English sparkling wines could continue, according to Mintel.

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Carling 'British' Cider need not use British apples, Molson Coors tells ASA

Molson Coors tells the ASA its Carling British Cider need not contain British apples to be deemed ‘British’ and concedes that amount used vary between batches, with foreign fruit supplying...

Molson Coors stuns Street with Coors Light Canada sales slump

Molson Coors surprised the Street with its poor Q3 performance in Canada due to a high single-digit sales slump for Coors Light, but is the issue for such premium light...

Molson Coors rebuts withering UK tax attack over alleged $108m ‘dodge’

Molson Coors insists it fully complies with UK tax regulations after research organization Corporate Watch and The Independent claimed the company has avoided paying up to £67m ($108m) in UK...

DRINKTEC 2013 SPECIAL: INNOVATION ZONE

Ball Packaging hopes ‘Easy Flow’ end will breathe new life into beer

Ball Packaging will launch its European ‘easy flow’ can end in at Drinktec in Munich and says the invention – as per MillerCoors' similar innovation in the US – can...

Coca-Cola Amantil hoping for a beer buzz after drinks war hits profits

On a day when Coca-Cola’s Australian distributor admitted that a soft-drinks price war had significantly hit its first-half earnings, it also revealed it will make a big-chips return to the...

Molson Coors admits Coors Light struggles in Canada

Molson Coors CEO Peter Swinburn admits that premium light beer Coors Light struggled in Canada during Q2 2013 and says it has 'some work to do' to boost the brand's...

MillerCoors attacks London Metal Exchange alleging sky high $3bn aluminum bill

MillerCoors will today attack the London Metal Exchange (LME) claiming that unfair aluminum market practices and lack of transatlantic oversight cost US industry an extra $3bn in 2012.

COULD FIGHT POSE FUTURE PROBLEMS FOR $7.76BN US JV MILLER COORS?

Molson Coors draws first blood in Canada court spat with SAB Miller

SAB Miller is disappointed by yesterday’s interim court injunction that stops it terminating its Canadian License Agreement with Molson Coors, and one City analyst warns that the spat could be...

STRAWBERRY VERSION OF 'APPLE ALE' DUE FOR US LAUNCH THIS FALL

‘Flavored alcohol is on fire’, MillerCoors CMO on new Redd’s Apple Ale strawberry launch

Miller Coors says it plans to launch a strawberry version of Redd’s Apple Ale in the US this Fall, with one top company executive noting that flavoured alcohol and malt-flavored...

New York AG probes MillerCoors backing of Puerto Rican Day Parade

Flags to flog beer: ‘Height of disrespect’ or generous patriotic gesture?

MillerCoors' has sought to defuse anger amidst New York Puerto Ricans over its use of the US territory’s flag on cans as the state’s attorney general (AG) enters the row,...

MillerCoors defends Coors Light can design as furious Puerto Rican group claims ‘insulting’ flag use

MillerCoors has stressed its strong history of responsible marketing after a new can design upset a grassroots movement of Puerto Ricans Americans claiming ‘exploitation’ of their culture and unhelpful associations...

Iron Maiden beer has been ‘big door opener’: UK brewer Robinsons

Independent UK brewer Robinsons, which created a real ale in partnership with rock band Iron Maiden, says the band’s ‘Trooper’ beer is already proving a ‘big door opener’ in sales...

AB InBev admits new Grupo Modelo suit could derail $20.1bn deal

ABInBev says it will 'vigorously defend' itself against a new consumer class action seeking to prevent its full $20.1bn buyout of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, but admits the suit could...

Liquid profit: Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO tops US drinks rich list

As we await the latest Forbes league tables listing US executive pay, we look back at the 2012 list that saw Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock take the laurels as...

Union fights ‘unacceptable’ Molson Coors pay cuts at Britain’s largest brewery

Unite the Union is fighting plans by Molson Coors to cut staff pay at its Burton on Trent brewery by up to £9,000 per year, and claims workers in similar...

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Molson Coors sues SAB Miller for move to kill Canada licensing deal

Molson Coors has launched legal action against SAB Miller in response to the UK company's move to terminate a licensing agreement granting the US-Canada brewer rights to license SAB products...

The Stella Cidre sensation – Where AB InBev went right: Mintel

Mintel analyst Chris Wisson tells Ben Bouckley how Anheuser Busch InBev (AB InBev) hit the bull's eye with its £62m Stella Artois Cidre brand in the UK, sucking beer drinkers...

Molson Coors shies away from major M&A in short term

Molson Coors does not contemplate making any major acquisitions in the short term but says it may examine small portfolio ‘in fills’ if the right transactions present themselves.