Japan. Beer Shipments Rise 13% In Jan

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TOKYO (Nikkei)–Shipments of beer and beer-like beverages rose 13% on the year to 21.96 million cases in January, marking the first double-digit monthly increase in 23 months (more…)

US. Schenck beer distributor sold

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A landmark, homegrown Central Florida beer distributorship with 500 employees across the region and a half-century presence in Brevard County will be purchased by the 25th largest privately held company in America, the companies announced on Thursday. (more…)

Investing: Molson Coors is expanding globally

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Question: I have seen stories lately about Molson Coors Brewing Co. How about that as a stock investment?
Answer: You might not have expected Russians to be drinking Coors Light this winter, but this giant global brewer began distributing the beer in Moscow last year. (more…)

U.S. Beer Imports by Country 2010

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The volume of beers imported to the U.S. grew 4.9% in 2010, reaching 27,142,402 barrels. Imports peaked in 2007 at 29,694,714 bbls and then suffered through a 3% drop in 2008 followed by a whopping 10% volume drop in 2009. (more…)

In the Spotlight – Diageo dangles M&A as results disappoint

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Diageo is openly seeking more acquisitions in emerging markets and might even have a pop at Jim Beam, but the bullish talk was not enough to crush investors’ disappointment at the drinks giant’s half-year results. Here, just-drinks examines the market reaction. (more…)