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UK boss of Stella Artois brewer urges licensees to 'embrace' new things

Pubs need to up their game and behave more like Starbucks if they are to survive, according to the UK chief of the world’s largest brewer.

Stuart MacFarlane, president of AB InBev UK, also urged licensees to embrace new things – and blamed the industry’s lack of growth on an all-round failure to adapt and innovate.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Before he started "saving the earth, one beer at a time," all inventor Eric Fitch knew about home brewing was that it could make quite a mess.

Once, he accidentally backed up the plumbing in his apartment building by dumping into his garbage disposal the spent grain left over from his India Pale Ale home brew. The oatmeal-looking gunk choked the pipes in his Cambridge, Mass., building, flooding the basement.

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Lion Brewery adds 70 employees while undergoing $15M expansion

The Lion Brewery, one of the oldest breweries in Pennsylvania, has undergone a $15 million expansion and now has a new can production line and an automated racking system, which cleans and fills half-kegs of beer.

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TORONTO, Feb. 4 - On Friday February 4th, 2011 at 7:00 a.m., CUPE Local One members along with MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto-Danforth), CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, John Cartwright President of the Toronto &York Region District Labour Council and several other labour activists converged on Toronto Hydro's 500 Commissioners Street Service Centre to show their anger towards Toronto Hydro for their unethical behavior and labour relation violations

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German brewery employers gave notice on the framework collective agreement, and want to bargain for less favourite conditions, e.g. low wage groups, and reduced wages for “non-core” workers (secretaries, drivers, sales persons, etc.)

NGG launched actions in several breweries in Germany:

http://www.ngg.net/branche_betrieb/getraenke/brtv/brau-spaten-franz/

http://www.ngg-bremen.de/aktuelle_meldungen/heute-erste-warnstreiks-bei-...
InBev Bremen:

http://www.weser-kurier.de/Artikel/Bremen/Wirtschaft/316341/400+InBev-Mi...

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SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer by volume, may be the most suitable takeover target for its rival and world's No. 1 brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, Credit Suisse analysts said today.

Bloomberg News reports that A-B InBev could buy SABMiller after it has cut debt incurred from buying St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch in 2008, the analysts wrote in a note. (And A-B InBev is doing well on the debt front, paying it off ahead of schedule.)

SABMiller could be valued at $71 billion, making that $56 billion blockbuster acquisition of A-B less than three years ago suddenly seem small.

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Another article on contracting out. The biggest obstacle to unions next to arrogant management. No matter how hard they try and how hard they reserach.Without input from the floor contracted out maintenance will not work

What business are you in? It’s a time-honored question designed to help companies strip down to their core competencies, often right before they downsize or outsource every function that isn’t one.

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Netherlands-based Heineken NV, one of the world's largest brewers of alcoholic beverages, among others, and parent company of Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc, recently announced the acquisition of five brewing plants across Nigeria.
The company, which in 2009 accounted for 64 per cent of Nigeria's 16.5 million hectolitre beer market, the second largest market in Africa, announced the buy-over of Sona Group, makers of Goldberg larger, Malta Gold, Williams Dark Ale, among others for an undisclosed sum.
This, according to agency reports gives it controlling stakes in five of the six breweries within the group including Sona (which brews brands like Goldberg, Williams Dark Ale and Malta Gold); International Beer & Beverages Industries Limited based in Kaduna; Benue Breweries; Life Breweries Limited, Onitsha; and Champion Breweries, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.

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Executives at AB InBev could be in line for bonuses worth hundreds of millions of pounds in return for meeting targets related to reducing the brewer’s debt.

If the Stella Artois maker cuts its debt to 2.5 times its earnings by the end of 2013, bosses will reportedly receive stock worth €850m (£730m) at the current share price. Chief executive Carlos Brito could alone pocket shares worth almost €100m, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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