Monthly Archives: July 2011

Germans brew more beer for first time since 2007

Warm weather and a strong export market in the first six months of the year have helped German brewers reverse a long decline in beer production.

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Heineken to take competitor to court over a barrel

Dutch brewer Heineken said on Thursday it would take a rival company, headed by one of its former employees, to court over the use of its barrels, in the latest spat between the two companies.

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A breakthrough decision of the Milan Court of Appeal is opening the door for the Budweiser Budvar brand back on the Italian market

The Italian Court of Appeal in Milan supported the Italian importers of the Budweiser Budvar brand in its ruling. The dispute originated in 2001 by the legal action brought by Anheuser-Busch Inbev (hereinafter referred to as ABI) and its Italian … Continue reading

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Budweiser Budvar increased its gross profit by 7% last year

Budweiser Budvar, N.C. has made its audited economic and business results for 2010 public today. Due to a difficult situation on the beer market the beer sales decreased by 5.2% last year. This slump was, however, fully compensated by efficient … Continue reading

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US. Trouble brewing for beer as hops, barley prices increase

Beer lovers could be tapped to dig deeper into their wallets at the store this fall as production costs increase and breweries struggle to stay afloat.

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US. Upland Brewery announces $3 million expansion

Upland Brewery, a Bloomington-based brewery, announced plans for a $3 million expansion of its brewing facilities after much growth during the past few years.

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Ambev vs. Anheuser-Busch: A Primer on Retained Earnings

In my last article, I recommended Brazilian beermaker Ambev (ABV). In the comments section an argument was made that Ambev’s parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) was in fact the better beer buy. The concern generally centered on Ambev’s growth prospects … Continue reading

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UK. Marston’s: managed pub sales boost

Marston’s has announced a 2.9% uplift in like-for-like sales in its managed pubs division for the 42 weeks to 23 July. The company said its performance has been “encouraging” and “robust” despite the difficult trading environment. Profitability is in line … Continue reading

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Krombacher: a brand built on purity

Krombacher is Germany’s best selling beer but is relatively un-known in the UK market. Ewan Turney visited the brewery to find out more about the brand looking to take on the UK market.

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Krones reports rising sales and profit in H1 2011

During the first half of 2011, Krones AG, the world’s market leader for beverage filling and packaging technology, achieved significant increases in all important ratios compared with the preceding year, the company announced on Wednesday. Krones has been profiting from … Continue reading

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