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Moosehead Breweries Limited will be laying off about half of its hourly production staff in Saint John at the end of June 2015.

The approximately 70 layoffs at the west side brewery are the "direct result" of the loss of a major brewing and packaging contract with an international brewing company, president and chief executive officer Andrew Oland said on Thursday afternoon.

He declined to say which contract it was, citing confidentiality, but it represented about 40 per cent of the company's overall business for the past 10 years, he said

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A "monster institution," Milwaukee's leading newspaper called it. Two brewing giants were merging to form a "powerful combination" that would instantly become "by far the largest individual brewing concern in the world." The impact of the "big deal" would be felt on every continent

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BOSSES at a brewing giant have revealed they believe a newly opened energy centre will help 'bolster' its energy efficiency credentials.

The development is one of several projects that form part of the firm's five-year £75 million investment in brewing infrastructure and technology in the town

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced it is shutting down another of its Russian breweries – its fourth closure in the country in the last two years.

The company's SUN InBev subsidiary said it is stopping production at the Angarsk brewery, in East Siberia, and will “reallocate volumes” to its other sites in Russia. The company blamed tax hikes and legislation around beer sales for the move.

With AB InBev rumored to be exploring a takeover of SAB Miller, one US analyst says the deal could prove 'transformative' for Molson Coors' beer prospects in this market.

Read more here: http://www.beveragedaily.com/Manufacturers/ABI-takeout-of-SAB-Miller-cou...

There's a global beer behemoth in the works. Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker by volume, is preparing itself to offer as much as $122 billion for SABMiller, which sells Castle, Miller, Peroni, and Foster's. The beer giant is currently discussing the financing of the deal with banks, according to reports by The Wall Street Journal. A merger between the two would create one company that controls nearly a third of the world's beer supply.

Anheuser-Busch Inbev brews a number of the world's most famous beer brands, including Bud Light, which accounts for one in every five beers sold in the United States, Corona, which it sells nearly 2 billion liters of each year, Stella Artois, and Modelo.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev NV is talking to banks about financing what could be a roughly £75 billion ($122 billion) deal to buy global beer rival SABMiller PLC, according to a person familiar with the matter.

A tie-up between the world's two largest brewing companies has been rumored for years, but a revival in global merger activity this year has sparked renewed speculation about a deal. AB InBev isn't in active discussions with SABMiller, said the person, explaining the company is waiting to line up its financing before making a formal approach.

The latest round of financial reports issued by the multi-national brewers have landed in recent weeks. And, while there are financial explanations on offer for the market analysts, there’s also scope to compare and contrast results.

Nowhere do the numbers offer greater disparities than with the brewers’ designated global beer brands. Those happy with their immediate lot in life include Heineken, with its namesake brand up 6.6% in volume during the first six months of this year, a reversal from the declines reported in both halves of 2013.

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Unions working towards Health Care Union Bargaining Associations

Dear Health Care member,

Nova Scotia's health care system is undergoing radical change by the provincial government. These changes include the government's decision to move from nine District Health Authorities to one provincial board and one board representing the IWK. As a part of this restructuring, the government plans to reduce the number of collective agreements it negotiates with health care unions by requiring bargaining in just four province-wide bargaining units