Articles Tagged with 'Layoffs'

Molson Coors CEO Discusses Restructuring Plans, New Hard Seltzer Launch During Q3 Earnings Call

Molson Coors CEO Discusses Restructuring Plans, New Hard Seltzer Launch During Q3 Earnings Call

Molson Coors’ future direction became more clear today following the announcement that the company will restructure its operations and slash its workforce. Prior to late July’s second quarter earnings call, the company announced that CEO Mark Hunter would retire at the end of September, and Gavin Hattersley, the CEO of U.S. business division MillerCoors, would… Read more »

Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing to Close After 23 Years; Lagunitas Closes ‘Community Room’

Portland, Oregon’s Lompoc Brewing to Close After 23 Years; Lagunitas Closes ‘Community Room’

Lompoc Brewing, one of Portland’s oldest craft brewers, announced it will close next week after 23 years in business. “For me, it just felt like this is the right time, and time to back away from the craft brewing scene,” owner Jerry Fechter told Brewbound. Meanwhile, Heineken N.V.-owned Lagunitas Brewing has closed its Portland, Oregon-based… Read more »

Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

Bear Republic Brewing Company will close its Healdsburg, California-based brewpub, which first opened in 1995, on November 22, according to a post on the location’s Facebook page. Speaking to Brewbound, Bear Republic president and CEO Richard G. Norgrove cited mounting building improvement costs at the Healdsburg brewpub location, which the company’s landlord would not cover,… Read more »

Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model

Boulder Beer Retrenches, Pivots to Brewpub Model

Citing increased competition in a crowded marketplace, Boulder Beer Company announced today that it would cease distribution and focus on its brewpub business.

Stony Creek Brewery Lays Off Brewmaster, Sales Director and Key Account Manager

Stony Creek Brewery Lays Off Brewmaster, Sales Director and Key Account Manager

Three key members of Stony Creek Brewery’s team were laid off this week. Stony Creek director of operations Manny Rodriguez confirmed to Brewbound that brewmaster Andy Schwartz, director of sales Jamal Robinson and key account manager Spencer Niebuhr are no longer employed by the company.

Red Bull Terminates 3 Massachusetts Wholesalers, Leading to ‘Mass Layoff’ at Burke

Red Bull Terminates 3 Massachusetts Wholesalers, Leading to ‘Mass Layoff’ at Burke

Red Bull North America this week announced it would terminate distribution contracts with three Massachusetts beer and non-alcoholic beverage wholesalers in June, as it transitions to a self-distribution model for off-premise accounts. The energy drink maker also announced it would transfer its on-premise business to wine and spirits distributor Martignetti Companies.

Heineken USA Cuts 15 Percent of Workforce

Heineken USA Cuts 15 Percent of Workforce

Yet another large U.S. beer company is making cuts. Citing a need to restructure its sales organization, Heineken USA (HUSA) announced today it would slash 15 percent of its overall workforce.

Hangar 24 Cuts Brewing Staff, Installs New Leadership Team

Hangar 24 Cuts Brewing Staff, Installs New Leadership Team

In the face of declining on- and off-premise retail sales, California’s Hangar 24 Brewing terminated about half of its production staff last Friday, brewery founder Ben Cook confirmed to Brewbound.

The 12 Most-Read Brewbound Stories of 2018

The 12 Most-Read Brewbound Stories of 2018

Industry headwinds, brewery acquisitions, the emerging cannabis sector, and the seemingly never ending battle between big and small beer makers were the focus of Brewbound’s most-read stories of 2018.

Deschutes Cuts 7 Percent of Workforce

Deschutes Cuts 7 Percent of Workforce

Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery laid off dozens of employees last week, citing missed growth projections. Speaking to Brewbound, Deschutes Brewery president and CEO Michael LaLonde said the company cut about seven percent of its workforce on Thursday. Affected positions came from sales, marketing and operations.

Anheuser-Busch Lays Off Dozens of Brewery Workers

Anheuser-Busch Lays Off Dozens of Brewery Workers

Anheuser-Busch InBev has eliminated nearly 40 jobs across North America, Brewbound has learned. In a statement issued last Friday, A-B said it was making “a limited number of targeted changes” to its North American “supply organization.”

Lagunitas Layoffs Hit 100 Workers as Heineken-Owned Company Cuts 12 Percent of Workforce

Lagunitas Layoffs Hit 100 Workers as Heineken-Owned Company Cuts 12 Percent of Workforce

Citing a “challenging” craft beer market, California’s Lagunitas Brewing said Tuesday that it would slash 12 percent of its workforce in a move that will impact at least 100 employees. The announcement comes about 17 months after Heineken International completed its purchase of the Petaluma-headquartered craft brewery.