Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Lion acquires Emerson’s: New Chapter Begins

New Chapter Begins for Emerson’s

Tuesday 6 November, 2012
Emerson’s is pleased to advise that we have today reached an agreement with Lion who will acquire 100% of the shares in our Dunedin based craft beer business.

Effective 30 November 2012, Emerson’s will begin an exciting new chapter in its 20 year brewing history as our team of 12 and our great range of craft beers are welcomed into the Lion NZ family.
Emerson’s will remain as a standalone business unit within Lion and will continue to produce the same great beers from the same Dunedin brewery with the same great people.

Brewery Founder, Richard Emerson says “It is business as usual for Emerson’s – the taste, integrity to style, quality and consistency of our beers will remain the same. Lion’s ownership allows us to continue doing what we do well –experimenting and brewing great beer. We will now have the backing to help us to realise our growth aspirations”.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Emerson’s and the team and we remain committed to Dunedin and maintaining the brand’s distinctive character and authenticity”, says Emerson.

Rory Glass, Lion NZ Managing Director says “Emerson’s is a fantastic brand with a rich story and iconic beers. It complements Lion’s existing beer portfolio well and allows us to offer our customers an enhanced proposition with a leading portfolio of brands across the specialty, boutique and popular craft market.”

Richard Emerson, General Manager Bob King and Brewing Manager Chris O’Leary will retain the day to day running of the Emerson’s operations and all other roles within the Emerson’s business will remain unchanged.

Emerson’s is one of the most successful craft breweries in New Zealand and has won numerous brewing and business awards over the years including BREWNZ Champion Brewery 2009 and the Supreme Award Winner at the 2010 Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: PayPal Stops Processing Mega Payments; NZX Listing Still On

PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing of TRS Investments, amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service. More>>

ALSO:

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Fruit & Veg Crackdown: Auckland Fruit Fly Find Under Investigation

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn... MPI has placed legal controls on the movement of fruit and some vegetables outside of a defined circular area which extends 1.5km from where the fly was trapped in Grey Lynn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Westpac NZ Reaches $2.97M Swaps Settlement

Westpac Banking Corp’s New Zealand unit has agreed to pay $2.97 million in a settlement with the Commerce Commission over the way the bank sold interest rate swaps to farmers between 2005 and 2012. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news