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‘Most likely the assets will end up with a private equity fund’

Ball hires Goldman Sachs to sell 11 plants to appease EU antitrust regulators over Rexam deal

Ball has offered to sell more than $1.58bn worth of assets to appease EU antitrust regulators for its $6.69bn acquisition of Rexam.

Competing with craft: Is the meteoric rise of craft beer a threat to US wine?

With craft beers continuing to win over US drinkers, are millennial consumers abandoning traditional wines for trendy beers?

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Coopers launches home-brew range in international styles

Coopers Brewery has launched a range of home-brew beer extracts under the Thomas Cooper label to tap into the fast-growing global trend for craft beer. The ingredients are already online...

Mexico and Mexican beer offer huge potential for Heineken

Mexican beers and expansion in the Mexican market have strong potential for growth for Heineken, according to a company executive.

A ‘mighty moment’: Mighty Squirrel expands its 5g-protein beer brand in the US

Mighty Squirrel – a US beer brand which boasts 5g of protein per serve -  is expanding distribution this month: enthused by the response to its launch in Boston.

Bright Brewer's Yeast calls for beer ‘wish lists’ as it develops yeast through selective breeding

Bright Brewer's Yeast introduced four premium yeast varieties at Brau Beviale, which have been developed through selective breeding, ahead of a commercial launch in 2016.

Brau Beviale: Visitor numbers top 37,000 despite strike affecting flights

Despite a strike affecting Lufthansa flights, trade visitors from 132 countries made it to Brau Beviale in Nuremberg last week. 

AB InBev and SABMiller deal: Public health scientists suggest ‘threat to global health’ but AB InBev pledges positive impact

The tie-up between AB InBev and SABMiller could have consequences for public health, particularly in emerging markets such as Africa, say scientists writing in the BMJ. In response, AB InBev points...

Dan Murphy’s leads Australia’s alcohol retail pack

More Australians shop for liquor at Dan Murphy’s than any other retail chain is a market that is worth A$296m (US$211m) a week, new research has found.

Strong growth of alcoholic beverages over next 5 years with sales of premium craft beer, wine and spirits taking the lead

Spending on alcoholic beverages is expected to be robust over the next five years, as consumers’ trade up to more premium options such as craft beers and select wine and spirits, according...

Constellation Brands to pay $1bn to purchase Ballast Point Brewery

Constellation Brands has announced that it will purchase Ballast Point Brewery for $1bn.

Xi pub visit prompts newfound interest in British IPA

Images of China’s president enjoying a pint of British beer in an Oxfordshire pub alongside Prime Minister David Cameron have sparked a Far East “frenzy” for real ale.

Positive Trends in 2015 for Active & Intelligent Packaging

As the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) heads towards it annual Congress, this year in Jaarbeurs, Utrecht (18-19 November), we ask AIPIA’s managing director Eef de Ferrante what...

Carlsberg to axe 2,000 jobs and cut UK production

Carlsberg plans to cut about 2,000 white-collar jobs worldwide and scale back on beer production at its brewery in Northampton.

AB InBev and SABMiller formalize terms of deal; with MillerCoors stake to be sold

AB InBev has formalized a £71bn / $107bn offer for SABMiller, which will see SABMiller’s stake in MillerCoors sold off to address regulatory issues.

Government backs Scotch whisky industry as decline slows

Scotch whisky industry representatives and government officials have pledged to boost economic growth, as the industry shows signs of recovery.

‘Traditional concepts combined with innovation and creativity:’ Brau Beviale kicks off today

Innovations in the beverage world come from both large multinational companies and small start-ups: and this is particularly true in the beer industry thanks to the drive from craft beers....

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AB InBev, Heineken & Krones join 1st European conference on direct-to-shape decoration

AB InBev, Avery Dennison, Heineken, Krones, KHS and SABMiller are among some of the names attending the first European conference on direct-to-shape decoration Direct Container Print (DCP 2015) conference in...

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Heatflex launches Gambrinus to increase the shelf life of beer

Heatflex Corporation industrial heating systems has launched Gambrinus to reduce Total Package Oxygen (TPO) in beer-bottling lines. 

Seasonal Packaging: Is it Really Worth It?

Seasonal and holiday packaging has seen a huge growth since 2012, but it is not always worth the investment, according to Grimes Packaging Services based in Florida, US.

Scaling up success: Forum helps craft brewers use technology to grow

Making the leap from small scale brewing to a successful brewing business is often easier said than done: with the technical know-how and right equipment crucial for success, says brewing...

‘A new distribution mechanism for craft beer:’ Pico lets beer fans recreate their favorite brands at home

A new device has been created that will allow people to brew their own craft brews at home.

New breweries boost European beer sector

The number of active breweries in the EU has doubled since 2008 – reaching more than 6,500 today – according to figures released by industry association The Brewers of Europe. 

Creating a crafty can: Crown works with brewers on new packaging

The use of cans for craft beer is gathering pace across Europe, with brewers looking to the packaging for differentiation, according to can manufacturer Crown.

Craft beer buyouts: It’s the quality of the brew that ultimately counts

When large multinational brewers buy small independent craft brewers, it often prompts an outcry among beer fans. But do consumers really care who owns their favourite beer brands?

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