Moa beer sales fall 30% behind budget
August 15th, 2013

Moa beer sales fall 30% behind budget

Publicly listed niche brewing company Moa has suffered a shock decline in its share price in the wake of investment-sector concerns over its failure to meet sales targets in the domestic market. Yesterday (August 13) Moa announced estimates for domestic sales in the year ending March 31, 2014 would be 30% below current projections published in the initial public offer documentation.

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Better hops for revived Crown Lager
July 18th, 2013

Better hops for revived Crown Lager

Fosters decision to revive Crown Lager with a relaunch later this year has been prompted by a need to improve the beer’s quality if it is to secure its premium image against the rising tide of craft beers.

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Wine industry not suited to corporate business culture
February 18th, 2013

Wine industry not suited to corporate business culture

An experienced wine industry senior executive has told Australian media that the wine industry is not suited to corporate business culture. Terry Davis, group managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil was responding to questions about the possibility of Coca-Cola extending its planned investment in the liquor industry to wine.

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Moa lines up for public money
October 2nd, 2012

Moa lines up for public money

In a new twist on the established brand building business model, Moa beer is seeking to raise NZ$15 million in a public float planned for later this month.

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Has Treasury Wine Estates turned the corner?
August 24th, 2012

Has Treasury Wine Estates turned the corner?

Treasury Wine Estates is the current version of Australia’s wine industry disaster, previously known as Fosters.

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Big wine roo gets in a brew
June 19th, 2012

Big wine roo gets in a brew

Australia’s biggest selling export wine label is to get a brewed sibling. Casella Wines, makers of Yellowtail, has announced it is branching out into the beer business.

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June 6th, 2012

Coke aims to be a force in NZ beer market

Coca-Cola Amatil has signalled its intention to become active in the New Zealand beer market with the brands of its international brewing partners, Molson Coors.

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May 28th, 2012

Big brewer’s growth an emerging phenomenon

One of the world’s dominant brewing companies SABMiller has declared a healthy increase in its earnings after tax of 75%, to US$6.22 billion for the year ended March 2012.

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Fosters promises a miracle
April 2nd, 2012

Fosters promises a miracle

The new owners of Australia’s largest beer producer, Fosters, have promised a miracle in performance over the next five years.

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Lion Australia adds Corona to portfolio
March 13th, 2012

Lion Australia adds Corona to portfolio

Lion has taken the Corona beer agency after its Mexican owner, Grupo Modelo, decided to end its agreement with Foster’s in Australia.

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December 12th, 2011

Big brewer puts Australia in Asia

The announcement of a new chief executive officer for Australia’s biggest brewer, Fosters, has revealed new owner, SABMiller’s strategy to establish the company as a significant player in the Asian market.

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SAB Miller takeover of Fosters gets final tick
November 28th, 2011

SAB Miller takeover of Fosters gets final tick

Australian Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan has given final formal approval of the SABMiller takeover of Australia’s largest brewer, Fosters.

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