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2008-08-28 18:00:38

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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