UK. Brewers launch new female-friendly beers

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Two of the world’s biggest brewers, Molson Coors and Carlsberg, are to launch new ‘female friendly’ beers into the UK to stem the decline in beer sales by targeting females. (more…)

Japan. First-half beer shipments fall to record low since 1992

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In Japan shipments of beer and quasi-beer decreased by 3.5% year-on-year to 200,323,000 cases in the first half of 2011, data released on Tuesday by the country’s five major brewers showed. This is the lowest since comparable statistics became available in 1992. The previous low was recorded in 2010. (more…)

Foster’s names new chief marketing officer

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Australian brewing group Foster’s has appointed Andy Gibson to the role of chief marketing officer, effective November 1, 2011. Gibson will be a part of the company’s executive leadership team. (more…)

UK. Heineken to unveil deliveries shake-up

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Heineken UK is introducing a minimum delivery scheme from 1 August — meaning pubs will need to order three kegs or more of beer or cider per week or they will no longer be able to order through the brewer. (more…)

Russia. No Beer to Be Sold After 11

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The State Duma approved additional restrictions on alcohol sales in the country Thursday that will end sales of beer at night and from kiosks. (more…)

Senior Management move at Miller Brands

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Nick Miller, Managing Director of Miller Brands (UK), has announced his decision to leave the company in September to assume the CEO role at Meantime Brewing Company in Greenwich, London. (more…)

Court Upholds Molson’s NHL Deal

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An Ontario appeals court Tuesday upheld Molson Coors Brewing Co.’s sponsorship deal with the National Hockey League, but the months-long spat with Anheuser-Busch InBev NV’s Labatt Breweries, the league’s longtime Canadian sponsor, may not be over. (more…)

MillerCoors may have to halt Minnesota sales

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MillerCoors, the combined U.S. operations of SABMiller PLC (SAB.L) and Molson Coors Brewing Co (TAP.N), may be forced to halt sales of its beers in Minnesota due to the state government shutdown, a state spokesman said on Wednesday. (more…)