As speculation mounts over the future of US brewer Anheuser-Busch
amidst rumours of a possible takeover bid from rival InBev, it is
not the brewer, but the brands that are expected to drive
consolidation and growth in the market.
Merrydown, the British beverage group whose focus on adult soft
drinks has helped it overcome the declining fortunes of cider, has
agreed to a takeover by SHS, a consumer goods sales and marketing
specialist. The group hopes that...
Duvel Moortgat, the Belgian brewing group, has sold its fruit juice
operation Freya's Deli Fruit to compatriot Konings for an
undisclosed sum, a move precipitated by the need for urgent
investment in the company.
British drinks group Merrydown has come a long way since its
restructuring in 1998, in particular moving steadily into the adult
soft drink brand with its highly successful Shloer brand in a bid
to offset dwindling cider revenues....
Kyndal Spirits - or Whyte and Mackay as the company will now be
known - is to invest £50m in supporting its core brands after
growing criticism of its policies. But is the investment, announced
earlier today by chairman Vivian Imerman,...
The addition of the Pommery brand, acquired from LVMH in April,
will help Vranken Monopole lift its sales and profits this year,
although the company is expecting an improvement even without the