Drinks giant announced plans to cut costs by £200m as Chinese sales decline
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Friday 18 November 2011
Sunday 23 October 2011
I've finished my expedition to the glorious Okanagan Valley in British Columbia (Canada's California, apparently) investigating Ogopogo, the monster that is supposed to inhabit Lake Okanagan. Don't worry, I haven't gone all David Icke (yet) – this is for my new book, Scary Monsters and Super Creeps, and the subject gives me an excuse to visit some pretty interesting parts of the world. Canada was probably a brave choice for a first destination as it is seen as literary Mogadon by publishers. Bill Bryson supposedly wanted to write a book about the country but his publishers recoiled in horror. I love the place – I have a Canadian wife and spend every summer there – and hope to convert as many Brits as possible to the land of the beaver.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Foster's made "misleading and deceptive" statements in its full-year results presentation, according to claims made by the drinks group SABMiller, which turned hostile in its A$9.5bn (£6.3bn) bid to take over the Australian brewer last month.
Friday 19 August 2011
Foster's has urged investors to reject an A$9.5bn (£6bn) offer from Peroni maker SABMiller for the second time, saying it significantly undervalues the Australian brewer.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
What's Mr Goodyear up to?
Friday 05 August 2011
In March, the Chancellor announced a 50 per cent duty reduction on beers of 2.8 per cent alcohol by volume
Tuesday 02 August 2011
The number of drinkers trying real ale for the first time has increased by 40 per cent in the past few years, while 200 new breweries have opened, a study showed today.
Saturday 23 July 2011
In a wine connoisseur's worst nightmare, a container of Australian Shiraz that retails at £125 a bottle was smashed when a malfunctioning forklift dropped 462 cases of the precious red.
Wednesday 20 July 2011
The chief executive of the Capital Pub Company is set for a lucrative windfall after the operator of 34 upmarket pubs in London agreed to a £93m takeover by Greene King, the pub and brewing company.
Saturday 04 June 2011
Friday 03 June 2011
Chocolate maker Cadbury has apologised after one of its adverts "caused upset" to supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Friday 27 May 2011
The pubs and brewery group Young's said it was "cautiously optimistic" about the year as it posted a rise in profits last night.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Thousands of staff at the drinks manufacturer Diageo are concerned about their jobs following a warning from the company behind Guinness that it is planning a major restructuring.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Shepherd Neame, the brewer behind Spitfire and Bishops Finger, has hailed record half-year sales, but warned that soaring grain and fuel prices are hitting profits.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Ukip and Nigel Farage on course for remarkable victory in European elections
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Tony Benn was entirely ineffectual - and usually wrong
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
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