SABMiller raises expectations for Africa growth

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At an investor seminar this morning, SABMiller updated its medium term guidance for its Africa division. Expectations for revenue per hectolitre growth have increased from a range of 1 to 3%, to a range of 3 to 5%, subject to currency fluctuations. (more…)

UK. Carlsberg extends credit scheme for pubs

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Under the scheme, licensees earn credits whenever buying products or promotional material from the brewer, which can then be redeemed against a range of 3,000 gift items, such as plasma screen TVs. (more…)

Brewers Association Reports 11 Percent Volume Growth for U.S. Craft Brewers in 2010

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The Brewers Association, the trade association representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies, today released 2010 data on the U.S. craft brewing industry. Small and independent craft brewers1 saw volume2 increase 11 percent and retail sales dollars increase 12 percent over 2009, representing a growth of over 1 million barrels (31 gallons per U.S. barrel), equal to more than 14 million new craft cases. (more…)