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Scottish & Newcastle is to shed 54 jobs at its Bulmers cider plant in Hereford by March, in order to transfer the bottling operation to its brewery in Tadcaster.
17-Dec-2008

Scottish & Newcastle has announced plans to close its brewery in Reading by 2010, with the loss of up to 362 jobs.
13-Feb-2008

Scottish & Newcastle, the Edinburgh-based brewer with 3,300 staff at sites including Manchester, Reading, Dunston, Hereford and Staines, is to be acquired by Heineken and Carlsberg for £7.8bn.
28-Jan-2008

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Stassen cider business in Belgium back to the founding family for undisclosed terms.
23-Jan-2008

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Elidis drinks wholesale business in France to C10 for £85m, and is also planning to close a lager bottling plant in Reading with the loss of 40 jobs.
21-Nov-2007

Scottish & Newcastle, the brewing group valued at about £7bn, has received an unsolicited takeover approach from Carlsberg and Heineken.
18-Oct-2007

Scottish & Newcastle is seeking cost savings of £50m in its brewery production and distribution operations over the next three years, which is likely to affect some of its 4,500-strong UK workforce.
21-Feb-2007

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Courage beers business to Wells & Young's Brewing for an estimated £10m, and production will transfer from Tadcaster to Bedford over the next few months.
18-Jan-2007

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to close the bottling operations at its Dunston brewery in Gateshead in February, with the loss of 66 jobs.
11-Jan-2007

Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises has acquired Harbourmaster Taverns, the Hull-based chain of five managed pubs, for undisclosed terms.
19-Sep-2006

Scottish & Newcastle has announced a new drinks distribution joint venture with Kuehne & Nagel, and S&N will contribute 22 UK depots, 700 vehicles and 1,900 staff.
27-Apr-2006

Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire the Foster's beer brand in Europe from Foster's Group for £309m, funded by a £210m share placing.
12-Apr-2006

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell the UK distribution rights for Beck's beer to InBev in a £67m deal, and the proceeds will be used to advertise its core brands.
30-May-2005

Scottish & Newcastle is to strengthen its position in the Indian beer market by forming a £55m alliance with United Breweries.
20-Dec-2004

Scottish & Newcastle has been selected as preferred bidder to manage and develop a chain of canal side pubs for British Waterways.
03-Aug-2004

Scottish & Newcastle is to invest up to £5m at the Federation Brewery in Gateshead, in order to transfer Newcastle Brown Ale production from the Tyne Brewery.
16-Jun-2004

Scottish & Newcastle is to invest £2m at the Caledonian brewery in Edinburgh, in order to double its capacity and transfer McEwans production from the Fountainbridge site.
04-Jun-2004

Scottish & Newcastle is to close the Tyne Brewery in Newcastle with the loss of 100 jobs, and production will transfer to nearby Dunston.
23-Apr-2004

Scottish & Newcastle has confirmed plans to close its brewery in Edinburgh later this year, with the loss of 170 jobs, while a smaller site is being acquired from Caledonian Brewery to produce McEwan's ales.
18-Feb-2004

Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire a 20% stake in the Chongqing breweries in China for £35m.
12-Feb-2004

Scottish & Newcastle and Carlsberg are in discussions to combine the technical support services they offer to UK pubs, by forming a new company called Serviced Dispense Equipment.
29-Jan-2004

Scottish & Newcastle is conducting a review of its entire business in an attempt to cut costs, prompting speculation that it may consider closing two of its five UK breweries.
27-Jan-2004

Scottish & Newcastle is considering plans to merge its Waverley wine and spirits business with its recently-acquired Beer Seller drinks wholesaling operation.
24-Nov-2003

Scottish & Newcastle has sold the T&R Theakston brewing business in Yorkshire to its founding family.
24-Oct-2003

Scottish & Newcastle has sold its S&N Retail chain of 1,406 pubs, restaurants and lodges to a consortium of Spirit Group, Texas Pacific Group, Blackstone, CVC Capital Partners and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity for £2.5bn.
07-Oct-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate the Edinburgh headquarters of Scottish Courage and 200 staff to Broadway Park at nearby South Gyle in November.
29-Sep-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate its Scottish Courage sales and distribution centre in Bristol to a new £6m site for 180 staff at Cabot Park.
23-Sep-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is in advanced negotiations to sell the Theakston brewery in North Yorkshire back to its founding family for undisclosed terms.
10-Sep-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is to invest £15m in the development of 14 new Premier Lodge budget hotels, despite proceeding with plans to sell the chain.
22-Aug-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is expected to receive at least 15 bids during the £2.3m auction for its chain of 1,450 pubs.
06-Jun-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is to shed 21 of the 310 jobs at its Scottish Courage brewery in Tadcaster.
12-May-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire HP Bulmer, the Hereford-based cider maker, for £278m, and has also announced the acquisition of Portuguese brewer Central de Cervejas.
29-Apr-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is considering plans to sell off its chain of 1,450 pubs for an estimated £2bn, in order to focus on brewing.
28-Apr-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is in talks to acquire the remaining 51% of Central de Cervejas, the Portuguese beer company, for about £100m.
15-Apr-2003

Scottish & Newcastle is to operate a new 116-bed hotel to be built in Wind Street in Swansea, and at least 200 jobs will be created when construction is complete in 18 months.
21-Feb-2003

Scottish & Newcastle has made its first move into North West Wales with the £2.2m acquisition of five pubs from Caernarfon-based Newborough Pub Company.
31-Oct-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is looking to sell 10 of its 41 Old Orleans restaurants.
18-Oct-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to build a new bottling plant at the John Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster, with the creation of up to 64 jobs.
04-Oct-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to raise up to £1.2bn by selling off more than 1,000 pubs by April 2003.
01-Jul-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is to set up a 355,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at the Mill Park scheme in Thatcham.
18-Mar-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate its Waverly Vintners drinks wholesaling office and call centre from Perth to sites in Edinburgh and Gateshead, which will have an impact on 75 jobs.
08-Mar-2002

Scottish & Newcastle has acquired a 46% stake in Mythos Breweries of Greece for £16m.
06-Mar-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is to acquire Hartwall, the Finnish beer and soft drinks company, for £1.2bn, gaining a 50% stake in Russia's leading brewer Baltic Beverages Holdings.
15-Feb-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is making a £60m move into the Indian beer market, which will involve an investment in United Breweries and the formation of a new brewing group.
24-Jan-2002

Scottish & Newcastle is to relocate its Newcastle-based administration centre and about 50 staff into new premises at the Citygate complex by autumn 2002.
06-Dec-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is to set up a £3.5m customer call centre for its Scottish Courage brewing business in Livingston by 2003, with the creation of 250 jobs.
21-Nov-2001

Scottish & Newcastle has sold 456 leased pubs to Royal Bank of Scotland for £260m, but will continue to manage the properties under fixed-term contracts.
29-Oct-2001

Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises is planning to buy 100 more pubs over the next five years, and the first deals are expected in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire.
10-Sep-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is to set up an 85-bedroom hotel in Cardiff Bay, as part of a £7.5m leisure development being planned by Brunswick and Broadhall that will create about 300 jobs.
17-Aug-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is linking up with Ballymore Leisure to expand the Shoeless Joe's chain of sports bars in the north of England.
04-Jul-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is selling 432 managed pubs to Enterprise Inns for £263m and 214 pubs to Noble House Leisure for £97m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt.
19-Jun-2001

Scottish & Newcastle has won a contract to distribute its beers and soft drinks to 900 former Bass pubs recently acquired by Nomura.
04-May-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is to close the Scottish Courage bottling and canning facility at the Fountain Brewery in Edinburgh with the loss of 170 jobs, but £8m will be invested in a new keg packing operation at the site.
22-Feb-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to sell 51 pubs to InnSpired Group for at least £15m.
20-Feb-2001

Scottish & Newcastle has announced plans to sell off 740 pubs and reorganise its beer distribution by focusing on three regional hubs, which could lead to the loss of 1,300 jobs over the next four years.
18-Jan-2001

Scottish & Newcastle is to conduct a strategic review of its pubs business, which is expected to lead to the sale of up to 500 outlets in Scotland and the north-east of England.
06-Dec-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell its Center Parcs holiday business to a joint venture of DB Capital Partners and Pierre & Vacances of France for £670m, but the three UK sites will be wholly owned by DB.
22-Nov-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is in talks to sell its 11 Pontin's holiday camps to Manor Parcs and its Center Parcs operation to Pierre et Vacances and DB Capital Partners.
01-Sep-2000

Scottish & Newcastle has acquired a 49% stake in Central De Cervejas, the Portuguese brewer, for £93m, and will use it as a platform to launch new brands in Portugal.
21-Aug-2000

Scottish & Newcastle has drawn up a shortlist of bidders for the sale of its Center Parcs holiday village business, and the list includes CVC Capital Partners, Compass Partners, West Private Equity and Pierre et Vacances.
15-May-2000

Scottish & Newcastle has started seeking potential buyers for its eight Pontin's holiday centres, which are expected to raise about £30m.
03-May-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to expand its chain of Premier Lodges budget hotels from under 100 to 148, and expects to create 1,500 jobs by next year.
28-Apr-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell 361 pubs to Pub Estate Company for £100m, in order to bring its tied estate below the maximum level allowed.
29-Mar-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to acquire Danone's beer operations in France, Belgium and Italy for £1.7bn, to create the second largest brewing group in Europe.
21-Mar-2000

Scottish & Newcastle Retail is closing its office in Rickmansworth with the loss of 28 jobs, although some staff will relocate to the central office in Northampton.
14-Mar-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is looking to sell its 14 Pontins holiday camps and 13 Center Parcs holiday villages, in order to raise about £800m for the development of its brewing business.
01-Mar-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to expand its City Limits themed restaurant and leisure chain with the creation of 300 jobs.
25-Feb-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is to sell 481 leased pubs to a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland for £180m, in order to comply with a requirement to sell pubs following its purchase of the Greenalls estate.
02-Feb-2000

Scottish & Newcastle Retail is about to start work on the development of a new £2.6m hotel at the former Inverlair House in Aberdeen, with the creation of 60 jobs.
31-Jan-2000

Scottish & Newcastle is to open eight Chef & Brewer pub restaurants in Scotland over the next 18 months, in a £12m development programme that will create 250 jobs.
07-Dec-1999

Scottish & Newcastle has won permission to build a £3m Lodge Inn hotel in Nottingham city centre.
01-Dec-1999

Scottish & Newcastle Retail is planning to relocate its 450 staff in Northampton to a new office complex nearby, and a further 200 jobs will be created.
30-Nov-1999

Scottish & Newcastle has won clearance for its £1.1bn acquisition of Greenalls' pubs, restaurants and budget hotels, having agreed to reduce its tied estate by about 700 pubs.
05-Nov-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is said to be planning to sell 900 pubs from its managed and tenanted estates in order to raise £400m.
25-Oct-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is seeking approval to build a £3m Lodge Inn hotel in Nottingham, creating about 40 jobs.
29-Sep-1999

Scottish & Newcastle has agreed to acquire Greenalls' pubs, budget hotels and restaurants for £1.1bn, leaving Greenalls to focus on fitness clubs and the two remaining hotel divisions.
15-Sep-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is in negotiations to acquire Greenalls pubs, restaurants and budget hotels for up to £1bn, including 769 managed pubs that would be upgraded.
04-Sep-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is planning to spend £36m expanding its chain of Bar 38 bars to about 40 locations over the next three years.
03-Jul-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is closing its cask ales brewery in Bristol with the loss of 71 jobs, and production will be transferred to Tadcaster.
14-May-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is selling 172 leased pubs to the Royal Bank of Scotland, but will continue managing them on the bank's behalf.
01-May-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is to spend £150m over the next two years on the expansion of its Lodge Inns budget hotels business, its new coffee bar and Italian restaurants, and its chain of City Limits catering establishments.
15-Mar-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is to invest £50m opening 90 T&J Bernard pubs in town centres, with the creation of 1,450 jobs.
27-Feb-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is to spend £6m setting up a temporary headquarters in Edinburgh to make way for the Scottish Parliament building, and expects to move to a new permanent site within 18 months.
22-Jan-1999

Scottish & Newcastle is said to be considering plans to acquire Kronenbourg, the French beer, from Danone.
23-Nov-1998

Scottish & Newcastle is launching a supermarket-style cashback service in its 564 pubs and restaurants to enable customers to withdraw cash at the same time as settling their bills.
21-Oct-1998

Scottish & Newcastle has announced plans to invest £21m in the creation of a chain of 150 community-orientated pubs, creating 750 jobs.
12-Oct-1998

Scottish & Newcastle is to expand its chain of Rat & Parrot bars from 43 to 70, as part of a £21m expansion that will create 1,300 jobs.
30-Apr-1998

Scottish & Newcastle is restructuring its brewing division into four regional companies in order to help it compete for business with Nomura's pub chain, and 300 jobs are expected to be lost.
29-Apr-1998

David Lloyd is linking up with Scottish & Newcastle to invest £100m in the creation of a chain of family-oriented fitness clubs called the Next Generation, which will include tennis courts and beauty parlours.
23-Apr-1998

Scottish & Newcastle is buying 311 pubs from Nomura's Inntrepreneur chain for £206m and will convert them into managed outlets.
17-Feb-1998

Foster's Brewing Group has made a £11m profit on the sale of rights to Scottish & Newcastle shares, thereby ending its interest in the UK brewing sector.
10-Feb-1998

Scottish & Newcastle Breweries has received provisional clearance from the European Commission for the standard pub leases that it operates with its tied-pubs.
14-Jan-1998

Scottish & Newcastle is to expand its Chef & Brewer pub restaurant chain from 25 to 60 this year, and eventually aims to have 150.
01-Jul-1997

Scottish & Newcastle is restructuring its beer division with the closure of breweries in Nottingham and Halifax and 13 depots, and the loss of 1,600 jobs.
17-Jan-1996