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: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

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