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By Peter McCusker SALES of famous Scottish & Newcastle brands have seen Dutch brewing giant Heineken outperform the weakening UK beer market. Heineken, which completed the pounds 7.8bn acquisition of S&N with Danish rival Carlsberg earlier this year, said Kronenbourg 1664 and John Smith's gained share despite a 2.5% fall in the wider domestic market. The firm has faced headwinds such as alcohol duty hikes, rising input costs and a weaker economy, but a strong performance in...
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