The South Australian beer maker has out-performed rivals, including British-owned SABMiller (owner of Foster’s) and Japan’s Kirin. Kirin, owner of Lion, grew Australian and NZ revenues in beer, spirits and wine for the six months to March by 1.7 per cent. SAB’s revenues fell 13 per cent in the June quarter, The Australian reports.
Brindley, managing director of Lion Beer, Spirits & Wine Australia, has announced that its Swan brewery at Canning Vale in WA will shut its doors by early next March, and relocate its production units to SA.
A massive global over-supply of wine from 2004 to 2010 that caused prices to plummet looks set to end this year.
Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) has continued its trend upwards, reporting growth of almost 6 per cent in the second quarter of this year.
Australia’s leading medical body is again calling on the government to ban current advertising practises, which it says are encouraging children to try alcohol.
Japanese-owned beverage giant Lion will officially take over Little World Beverages (LWB), after the majority of shareholders voted in favour of the purchase.
Bulmers has launched a tongue-in-cheek Facebook campaign to promote their new ginger-flavoured cider.
Coca-Cola Amatil announced last week an agreement with the Australian Beer Company that will see them move towards expanding into the premium beer market once current restraints end.
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has confirmed it will be re-entering the Australian beer market with a $46 million investment in the Australian Beer Company.
Heineken has won the controlling stake in Tiger beer, buying out Fraser and Neave’s shares for US$4.5 billion.
The government’s Australian National Preventative Health Agency (ANPHA) is investigating whether legislation should be introduced to set a national floor price for alcohol sold in bars and hotels.
Little World Beverages (LWB), the boutique beer company recently acquired by Lion, has delivered a 26 per cent growth in profits, an achievement which is sure to impress its new owner.
In an Australian first, a winery has released a champagne range sealed with a screw top instead of the cork that is synonymous with the beverage.
The world keeps getting fatter and no country has yet successfully managed to reduce adult rates of overweight and obesity.
The number of alcohol-related assaults in Victoria have risen rose by almost since 2001, while the number of ambulance attendances to deal with incidents related to alcohol more than tripled.
The consumer watchdog has ruled against Woolworths purchasing more liquor retailers, because it would lessen competition.
A new report has found that major food processors are targeting low and middle income areas with their unhealthy products, armed with the knowledge that consumption of unhealthy foods is higher in amongst those societal groups.
Japanese-owned beverage company, Lion, has made a bid for Perth-based brewer Little World Beverages (LWB), which is now valued at more than $380 million.
Scientists from the University of Western Australia have found a new use for red wine: clothing.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed plans to re-enter the Australian brewing industry by 2014, despite earlier disputing such rumours.