Brewer’s launches, grows in a down economy

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Taking a sip of the foamy dark beer, Chris Dibble pulls the pint away from his lips and looks at the glass full of oatmeal stout. Then he lets out an audible, satisfied sigh. Sitting on a barstool at Brewer’s Handcrafted Beer and Pizza, his day just got better. (more…)

SABMiller brews faster growth in Latin America with soft drinks

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SABMiller Plc (SAB.L) is brewing strong growth in pockets of Latin America with non-alcoholic malt drinks that expand the beer maker’s target audience beyond adults and mark baby steps into a soft drink market dominated by Coca-Cola (KO.N) and PepsiCo (PEP.N). (more…)

Beer Wars: Craft Brewers Are Using This Strategy to Compete

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American beer has undergone a metamorphosis since the 1970s. Three decades ago the only choice available to consumers was what the Brewers Association terms a “mass-produced commodity with little or no character, tradition or culture worth mentioning.” (more…)

Carlsberg’s turnaround plan in Russia bears fruit

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Danish brewer Carlsberg (CARLb.CO) said a drive to focus on its top brands and major supermarket customers had revived sales in its key Russian beer market in the teeth of tougher regulations and rising taxes. (more…)

Japan. Beer, quasi-beer sales rise 5.3% in October

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Beer and quasi-beer shipments in the nation in October increased 5.3 percent from a year before to 36,109,000 cases, the first rise in four years for the month, data from four major brewers showed Monday. (more…)