MillerCoors sees domestic sales decline

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MillerCoors’ U.S. domestic sales to retailers declined 2.6 percent for the fiscal year ending March 31, with a 1.4 percent drop in the fourth quarter (more…)

Ethiopia: Agency’s Revised Plan May Thwart Heineken’s Market Entry

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The aspiration of Heineken NV to expand into the Ethiopian market rests with the board of directors of the Privatisation and Public Enterprises Supervising Agency (PPESA) that is to decide whether to follow through with the agency’s amended plan to retain six enterprises under government ownership. (more…)

SABMiller plc Trading Update

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SABMiller plc today issues the following update on trading for the 12 months to 31 March 2011. The calculation of the organic growth rates excludes the effects of acquisitions and disposals. (more…)

Bavaria beer in UK branding overhaul

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Bavaria, the Dutch brewer, has unveiled a fresh brand identity and packaging intended to drive interest in its 5% premium and non-alcoholic lagers. (more…)

Trouble brewing in Foster’s split

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Australia’s biggest brewer Foster’s Group has done an admirable job growing its margin on earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) at its prized Carlton & United Breweries beer unit. (more…)

Brandhouse refutes SAB’s market share claim

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Premium beer producer Brandhouse, the country’s second-largest brewer by volumes, said on Monday that it was growing its market share in SA’s beer market, contending that SABMiller had a modestly lower share of the beer market than it claimed. (more…)