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‘Iconic beer brands often taste similar’: SAB Miller boss backs new styles

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark admits that iconic beer brands often taste similar and says his firm is investing heavily in R&D on new styles and flavors to compete with...

Singleton red faced as SAB Miller Aussie subsidiary pulls Bluetongue

Australian entrepreneur John Singleton is reportedly furious that SAB Miller subsidiary Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) has chosen to axe its once successful Bluetongue beer brand.

CUB denies Aussie beer lock-out as brewers face probe

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating the nation’s brewers to find out if certain players have been locked out of the off-premise market.

‘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.

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Asia dominates world beer label demand

Asia dominates the world market for beer labels but the market is still dominated by old-style wet glue applied labels, but pressure-sensitive labels continue to make inroads in North America.

Dynamism in Drinks: Personality of the Year 2013

Click through the nominees for the inaugural Beverage Personality of the Year, then vote to tell us who you think should triumph!

SAB Miller partner Anadolu EFES blames Moscow brewery closure on overcapacity

Turkish brewer Anadolu Efes will close its Moscow brewery in January 2014 blaming a 20% slide in beer sales over the past five years due to tighter regulations that have...

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...


Could soft drinks scupper potential $100bn AB InBev deal for SAB Miller?

SAB Miller’s association with Coca-Cola and AB InBev’s tie-up with PepsiCo in Latin America is one hurdle that could halt a mega merger between the world’s two biggest brewers, analysts...

SAB Miller CEO Clark targets mixed-gender drinking future

SAB Miller CEO Alan Clark says his company will work ‘over time’ to build beer demand and tap new consumption needs, stepping out of core lager and focusing on mixed-gender...

SAB Miller backs subsidiary as Diageo JV files South Africa competition complaint

SAB Miller says it is confident that its subsidiary Alliance Beverages has done nothing wrong after Diageo’s South Africa JV United National Breweries accused the business of uncompetitive practices.

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SAB Miller chair Mackay returns to work after illness

SAB Miller chairman Graham Mackay has returned to week following successful treatment for a brain tumor.

Pacific Beverages brewery designer scoops Australian eco prize

A waste water recovery plant at a site run by SAB Miller/Coca-Cola Amatil JV Pacific Beverages has won an Australian prize for setting high stands in terms of water reuse...

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'Mine's an unpasteruized Pilsner!' SAB Miller treats Brits to 'fresh' lager

SAB Miller has reportedly begun importing unpasteurized lager Pilsner Urquell into the UK to revive flagging mainstream beer sales.

SAB Miller has 24% stake in Turkish brewer

Anadolu Efes expects Turkish alcohol laws will limit beer growth

Turkey's biggest brewer and SAB Miller partner Anadolu Efes expects new restrictions on marketing and sales of alcohol to limit beer industry growth in the country.

SAB Miller JV MD wants 30%+ market share in China

The head of SAB Miller’s JV in China says the firm should be gunning for a 30%+ beer market share as it seeks to consolidate its position as market leader,...

‘You can’t get the US wine business right. Sell it!’ Analyst tells Treasury Wine Estates CEO

Treasury Wine Estates said yesterday it will spend $147m destroying wine destined for the growing US market after admitting ‘over ambitious’ sales forecasting for fiscal year 2014.


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...


‘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...


SAB Miller bucks UK beer decline with imported lager success

SAB Miller's UK subsidiary Miller Brands has grown lager volumes 4% in the year to March 31, with especially strong performance from global brand Pilsner Urquell, which was up 10% during the year.

Asian margins matter less than growth in key markets, Carlsberg CEO

Carlsberg CEO Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen says the firm is currently less concerned with building Asian margins than securing growth in a key region, particularly in markets such as China and...


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sales? Beam Inc. profits from Maker’s Mark 'proofgate'

Beam Inc. revealed yesterday that bourbon brand Maker’s Mark Q1 2013 sales rose 44% due to short-lived plans for an alcohol cut that prompted a sales spike, but is this...

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SAB Miller CEO steps down due to serious illness

SAB Miller CEO Graham Mackay has stepped down from his position after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, with the firm’s board praising his ‘immense contribution’ to SAB Miller.