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.
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.
Further expanding on its hugely successful ‘Share A Coke’ campaign, Coca-Cola will incorporate iconic music from years gone by in its next marketing campaign.
Australia’s bottled water representative body wants local producers and sellers to adopt the World Health Organisation (WHO) limits for chemicals in bottled water.
Brian Croser, veteran winemaker and co-founder of the Petaluma label, believes that demand for premium wines is outstripping supply, and Australian winemakers are well positioned to take advantage of this.
Don Park’s quest for an easier way to get fresh lime juice into a cold beer leads to the invention of revolutionary ‘Gizmo’ bottle cap.
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.
If Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants Australia to be the Asian foodbowl, the government had best start ensuring we actually have enough agricultural land to do so.
The representative body for smaller grocery retailers in Australia are again calling on fairer competition in the sector, releasing a report outlining the consequences if regulators and governments don’t step in.
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.
Australia’s food health regulating body is calling for submissions on adopting the World Health Organisation (WHO) limits for chemicals in packaged water.
Coca-Cola Amatil will increase the size of it’s 250mL glass bottles to 330mL and added a resealable lid, in a move the global beverage giant says will add convenience and portability.
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.
Accolade Wines will cut 175 jobs by January 2013 when it closes its Australian bottling operations.
Campbell Soup has acquired US fruit and vegetable company Bolthouse Farms for $1.55 billion in cash.
The world keeps getting fatter and no country has yet successfully managed to reduce adult rates of overweight and obesity.
“If you combine the over-50’s with the number of people with arthritis or a disability, that means one in two are facing some kind of restriction with opening packages.”