The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Foster’s Group by SABMiller, concluding that the acquisition is not likely to substantially lessen competition in the Australian market for the supply of bulk and packaged beer.
The SABMiller takeover of Foster’s will make Coopers Australia’s largest remaining Australian-owned brewer.
A well-known South Australian winemaker has been ordered to pay $90 000 after an employee suffered permanent injuries in a fall.
SABMiller has bought Foster’s following a three month process of opposition and denials from Australia’s largest brewer that needed help
Weak glass and contamination fears have caused brewer Little Creatures to voluntarily recall some of its most popular beers.
Foster’s has made a plea to shareholders to reject SABMiller’s takeover bid.
The Alcohol Education & Rehabilitation Foundation (AER Foundation) has slammed the Wine Equalisation Tax, saying it makes “no sense,” and is calling for an urgent reform.
NSW Minister for the Environment Robyn Parker joined winemaker Mark Davidson at the Tamburlaine Winery in the Hunter Valley to launch a new Energy Saver technology report and take a first-hand look at how the vineyard has managed to slash its power use by half.
The reasons why a customer might choose one bottle of wine over another are many and various. Whether it’s a recommendation, the knowledge of a good grape, cost or merely just an appealing label, winemakers need to understand the science of marketing, writes Rita Mu.
One of Japan’s most popular beers, Sapporo, is to be brewed by Australian owned Coopers Brewery and distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.
Beer giant, Foster’s, has appointed Andy Gibson to the role of chief marketing officer.
Alcohol industry-funded group, DrinkWise Australia, has launched four new labels to be displayed on alcohol sold in Australia.
Beverage sales have slumped in the last five years, with the decrease in packaged beer driving the decline, according to a new report by Nielsen.
SABMiller, the firm looking to takeover the Foster’s Group, claim they could make an annual saving of US$12.6m (AUS$11.8m) by converting to a new lighter bottle top.
The Japanese beverage company, Asahi, is pushing through negotiations with an Australian as well as a New Zealand soft drinks deals.
Fears surrounding the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) have been reignited following the publication of a new US study that has identified risks to unborn babies.
The search for a fully renewable PET drinks bottle has moved a step closer with the development of a PET feedstock from plant sugars.
Foster’s Group has rejected a takeover bid from the global brewing giant SABMiller, saying that the $9.5 billion offer significantly undervalues the company.
The Food Challenge Award 2011 Beverages category is sponsored by O-I.
The glass container manufacturer, Owen-Illinois (O-I), has launched a new global marketing campaign called Glass Is Life.