D&G to move production overseas. Jobs to be lost.

Jamaican alcoholic drink maker D&G will move its production for the USA market to the USA. The Jamaican production will continue to make Red Stripe for Jamaica, Brazil, Canada and Europe and receive royalties on Red Stripe sales in the U.S.

A report on Forbes states

Alcoholic drink maker Diageo PLC is moving production of the U.S. supply of its Red Stripe beer from Jamaica to the U.S. starting next year.

The company, which makes premium spirits, wine and beer, said Wednesday that contract brewer City Brewing Co. will be responsible for producing the U.S. supply of Red Stripe. City Brewing is based in Latrobe, Pa.

Red Stripe Beer

The official JSE release advised that “The Board of Desnoes & Geddes Limited (DG) intends to embark on an aggressive export strategy for the North American market.”

“Effective April 2012, DG will move to a licensed production model for the North American market similar to the one DG has operated in the UK for over 30 years. This model is international best practice and is one that has been implemented by the majority of international brewers.”

The Annual General Meeting of DG is scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2011 at 214 Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11, at 10:00 a.m.

Diageo release Photo Credit

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