SABMiller says the success of Peroni, which it claims is the number one super-premium beer in the UK, is much more a story of marketing than sales as it looks to redefine how and when consumers drink beer amid a wider slowdown in alcohol sales.
Carlsberg is ‘rebrewing’ its original beer using yeast cells from a 133-year-old beer bottle as part of a new global campaign that it hopes will re-establish it as a craft beer brand.
With Pepsi becoming the first major soft drinks manufacturer to launch a craft product to “honour its heritage”, it seems soft drink brands are keen to copy the alcohol industry. But increased awareness is needed if it is to revive flagging sales.
Virgin Media O2 is launching its first proposition after the £31bn merger in June, as its new marketing director outlines the business’s dual-brand strategy, stating the “powerful equity” both have is “too good to scrap”.
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