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Coca-Cola Amatil sees 'enormous potential' in Foster's beer and spirit Bounty

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has completed the acquisition of Foster's Fiji Business for A$58m by buying a holding of around 89.6% in Foster's Group Pacific Limited (FGPL), and aims to launch...

Pepsi bottler Suntory could gatecrash Britvic Barr party - analyst suggests

Japanese Pepsi bottler Suntory could enter the fray with a rival bid for Britvic, according to one City analyst, but he added that this was unlikely due to the firm’s...

Heineken S$5.6bn offer is our ‘best opportunity’ to realize value: Fraser & Neave chair

Fraser & Neave (F&N) announced today that shareholders will vote on the firm's proposed sale of its interest in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) to Heineken on September 28, and hailed...

Moody cloud hangs over Britvic, AG Barr talks to thrash out merger

Britvic and PepsiCo licensee AG Barr are locked in discussions over a merger, and with the latter's CEO Roger White earmarked for the top job, one M&A expert told BeverageDaily.com...

Massive Campari takeover exploits ‘underdeveloped’ premium rum

Gruppo Campari today announced a US $414.7m deal to acquire Jamaican rum company Lascelles (LdM) de Mercado and said it planned to use its new heritage brands to spur 'underdeveloped'...

Soaring French spirits taxes rock Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard admits that the effects of a hefty 2012 French VAT hike on spirits has ‘severely affected’ the fortunes of key brand Ricard and other aniseed spirits with 45%+ ABV.

Coca-Cola Amatil tries premium beer goggles for size...

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) is one step closer to re-entering the Australian premium beer market, after announcing plans to lend JV the Australian Beer Company AUS $46m, as it leverages its...

Britvic takeover talk gathers pace with Fruit Shoot still off shelves

One industry source tells BeverageDaily.com that Britvic could be a takeover target following its ‘Magicap’ Fruit Shoot recall debacle, but doubts whether Unilever or Diageo would be likely suitors.

Star Turkish turn boosts Diageo spirits

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh says his firm’s H1 top line sales growth was driven by “real momentum” in emerging markets such as Turkey, a star performer following his firm’s acquisition of Mey...

Heineken bids to drive Russian beer up the value curve

Heineken says it investing heavily in its premium brands to improve its profitability in Russia following past pricing mistakes, but admits that it has more exposure to less profitable value...

Eurozone debt crisis rocks Coca-Cola Hellenic

Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH) has warned that it expects to lose €55m due on its 2012 EBIT due to adverse currency movements, specifically the weakness of the euro against the US dollar....

F&N accepts Heineken’s S$5.6bn Asia Pacific Breweries offer

Dutch brewer Heineken has agreed to buy Fraser & Neave’s (F&N) controlling stake in Tiger beer-manufacturer Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) in a deal totalling S$5.6bn.

Carlsberg takes the bulls with the bears: Q2 results

Danish brewer Carlsberg’s latest results offered “something for the bulls and something for the bears” according to city firm UBS.

Molson Coors to launch Carling in Central Europe via StarBev business?

Molson Coors CEO Peter Swinburn says the company is scoping the possibility of extending its best-selling Carling brand to central European regions covered by $3.4bn acquisition StarBev.

Becoming a Japanese energy drink Monster isn’t easy…

Monster Beverage Corporation admits its Q2 brand launch in Japan has hit problems, but said the nation’s distributors and retailers were far less tolerant of shipping damages and leakages than...

Bitter Orange: Gruppo Campari hit by Aperol delistings in Germany

Despite strong world growth for key spirit Aperol, Gruppo Campari said its H1 results were hit by a trade dispute with a German retailer that saw bitter orange-based spirit brand...

Not so 'Easy Tiger': Heineken faces possible APB bidding war

Heineken faces the potential prospect of a bidding war to seize control of Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), after a company linked to rival ThaiBev trumped the Dutch brewer's S$50 per...

Heineken closes in on Singapore takeover target in potential S$7.5bn deal

Heineken has struck an agreement with the board of Fraser and Neave (F&N) to acquire the latter’s interest in Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) for over S$5.1bn, as one analyst told...

‘Brand building not brand battling’: Beam CEO tells analysts why tequila makes him happy

The CEO of Beam Inc. claims tequila will yield attractive global growth in the long-term, as his firm boosted sales of its core Sauza brand in H2 2012 after an...

Coke move for F&N beverage arm would ‘make sense’ after Heineken shake up: analyst

A Singapore-based analyst tells BeverageDaily.com that rumours of a Coca-Cola Company move for Fraser & Neave’s (F&N’s) non-alcoholic beverage business would be ‘no surprise’, as Heineken chases down its brewing...

Rexam prefers patience to Russian Roulette in 2012

Rexam will await the effects of higher beer prices before adding extra Russian beverage can capacity, as new comments by Russian president Vladimir Putin sent major brewers’ share prices tumbling...

AB InBev tells an intriguing Q2 tale of two Buds…

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Q2 results reveal a tale of two Buds – namely one of woe for standard Budweiser that the global brewer is struggling to stabilize in the States, and...

PepsiCo Americas Beverages needs new management - analysts suggest

PepsiCo continues to trail US rivals such as Coca-Cola in the vital energy drinks space, while new management and innovation could kick-start the former’s beverage business, according to one investment...

Dr Pepper Snapple insists it can sustain TEN growth

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) insists that it can continue to grow Dr Pepper TEN volumes as it laps the low calorie soda’s launch, and is encouraged by 10-calorie test...

Molson Coors punch-top cans give lift relative to glass: Ball Packaging hints

Ball Packaging has hinted that its new ‘punch top’ cans developed for beer client Molson Coors had given the latter a ‘lift in cans’ relative to glass containers, as specialty...

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