Heineken acquires Galaxy Pub Estate in UK

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Heineken N.V. announced today that it has acquired the Galaxy Pub Estate (‘Galaxy’) in the U.K. from The Royal Bank of Scotland (‘RBS’) for ?412 million (€480 million) on a cash-and-debt-free basis. (more…)

Carlsberg to cut up to 150 jobs in Europe

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* Brewer says to cut up to 150 jobs
* Says challenging and uncertain markets ahead
* Says maintains long-term ambition for profitable growth (Adds details, comments, share price) (more…)

Tanzania: SBL to Launch Modern Brewery in Moshi

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Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is set to inaugurate its state of the art brewery in Moshi tomorrow, as part of the company’s strategy to increase its production capacity. SBL is the second largest beer company in Tanzania, with its own brands accounting for 15 per cent of the market by volume. (more…)

Cider Seen as Next ‘Craft’ Brew as Sales Climb 25% This Year

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A decade ago, it seemed hard cider had met its match, as fast-charging hard-lemonade brands stole a big slice of the category’s sweet-drinking audience. But now the bite is back, as cider sales rebound thanks to surging interest from a new consumer base: sophisticated craft beer drinkers searching for taste adventures. (more…)