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New boss for AB Inbev UK

12 July, 2011

AB Inbev UK has announced its president Stuart MacFarlane will be leaving to lead the brewer's Central and Eastern European Business next year.

Greene King’s Brewing and Brands division saw operating profits rise by 4.1% in its most recent financial year, despite a 2% fall in brewing output.

The government admits it has made “no formal assessment” of how a duty stamp system for beer might counteract fraud in the category.

Budweiser has been confirmed as the sponsor of football’s FA Cup after months of speculation.

Speciality beer importer James Clay is to add a line-up of bottle-conditioned beers from Norway to its range.

Kent brewer Shepherd Neame has issued a moderately upbeat assessment of its current trading.

Fuller’s is aiming to attract lager drinkers with a poster campaign for its Organic Honey Dew bottled ale.

London Pride brewer Fuller's says increased emphasis on exports and the off-trade contributed to a 1% fall in operating profits in its beer division in the year to April 2.

Foster’s is following up its exclusive Alan Partridge internet shows with a new series starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Oak-aged beer brand Innis & Gunn is branching out with the launch of two fruit beers.

Tesco stores in Scotland have been selling three cases of beer for as little as £10 following an EPoS error which has led to customer stampedes at some stores.

Budvar UK has produced its first promotional case for independents in a bid to give them a chance against the buying power of the multiple retailers.

Madness are the latest heritage pop and rock act to be signed up to do a Kronenbourg 1664 ad.

Kronenbourg 1664 has signed a deal with Absolute Radio which will see the brand sponsoring comedian Dave Gorman’s Sunday morning show from June 5.

Red Stripe will continue to be brewed in Bedford despite UK marketing and distribution switching to Diageo.

Peroni and Pilsner Urquell brewer SABMiller is investing £3 million in a new research facility which could eventually find ways of extending the shelf life of packaged beer.

Heineken has unveiled an outdoor media campaign in London to support the brand’s long-running sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League.

Wells & Young’s has launched a £4 million marketing campaign for its Bombardier ale, starring comedian Rik Mayall.

Brewdog has admitted it is struggling to maintain customer service levels following a surge in orders.

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has appointed two new business development managers.

Adnams has relaunched its Southwold Bitter bottled ale with a new pack design.

Stella Artois and Budweiser producer AB Inbev has reported a small decline in its UK beer volumes, although the world’s biggest brewer managed to more than double its first-quarter profit on a global scale.

Molson Coors has reported a 10% increase in net sales in its UK and Ireland business in the first quarter of 2011.

Heineken has been named as launch sponsor for the new Channel 4 - 30 day 4oD Catch-up app on the iPad.

Marks & Spencer has added a new seasonal beer to its bottled ale range.

London brewer Fuller, Smith & Turner has created a special golden ale to help Ascot Racecourse celebrate its 300th birthday.

Heineken has unveiled a new computer application tying in with its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League.

Sainsbury’s is inviting its customers to help judge its latest beer competition.

SAB Miller has recorded a 3% fall in lager volumes in Europe in the year to the end of March.

Sharp’s Brewery has reported a 45% increase for its flagship Doom Bar ale.