Mazzoni: We've Got Problems, But Still a Great Industry, And a Craft Rant
FILED NOVEMBER 25, 2014 In a "Beer Talk" seminar at the California Beer and Beverage Distributors Convention in San Francisco last week, consultant Mike Mazzoni in a panel with BMI's Benj Steinman made several interesting observations about today's beer industry and that of the future. Read More
SABMiller Makes another Move?
FILED NOVEMBER 24, 2014 Over the weekend The Telegraph vaguely reported that SABMiller has agreed to a Read More
Tom Long: Demographics Matter
FILED NOVEMBER 21, 2014 MillerCoors chief Tom Long, after giving a nice accolade to California Beer and Beverage Distributors chief Victoria Horton for 20 years of service (a former foe if you'll recall), gave an interesting speech to California wholesalers extolling the virtues of studying demographics to design marketing of American light lagers, which he believes can be restored to growth. Read More
Oasis Never Part of Pabst Deal
FILED NOVEMBER 20, 2014 In cheekily titled piece, "Hey Guys, the Russians Aren't Buying Pabst After All," The New York Times Dealbook explores the recent development that Oasis Beverage had nothing to do with the Pabst sale to entrepreneur Eugene Kashper and TSG Consumer Partners, despite a September press release naming Oasis as part of the deal. Read More
Coca-Cola Announces Agreement with Reyes's Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution
FILED NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Following February's letter of intent with Reyes Holdings to grant territories in greater Chicago, Coca-Cola announced this morning that it has signed a definitive agreement with Great Lakes Coca-Cola Distribution, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reyes Holdings. Read More
Is 3G Raising Fund for Coca-Cola?
FILED NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Ah, rich people. While much speculation has fixated on AB InBev buying Coke, the major shareholder may be the one making the move. Forbes reported yesterday via a popular Brazilian weekly that 3G is in "advanced talks to set up a new fund to invest in the food and beverage industry, and possibly to acquire a company." Read More
"Uneasy Truce" Between AB and Kentucky ABC Could Mean Leg Action, Appeal
FILED NOVEMBER 18, 2014 The AP added some color to Friday's Kentucky circuit court ruling that ordered the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issue a wholesaler license to AB so they can buy Budweiser of Owensboro. Read More
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