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…)

Foster’s Value Falls to Lowest Since SABMiller Offer

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The gap between the market value of Foster’s Group Ltd. (FGL) and SABMiller Plc (SAB)’s rejected A$9.5 billion ($10.1 billion) takeover bid has almost halved as speculation of a higher offer fades. (more…)

China Resources/SABMiller JV buys breweries from Heineken

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China Resources Enterprise Ltd said on Wednesday that its joint venture with SABMiller , the world’s No. 2 brewer, has bought stakes in two beer makers in China from Heineken for 870 million yuan ($134.42 million) to cement its leading position in the country. (more…)