Molson Coors Brewing Co
Chief Executive Peter Swinburn told an investor meeting that the brewer is interested in acquisitions as long as they add to earnings in the near term and are good for the business.
Last month, The Source blog on The Wall Street Journal's website said Molson, SABMiller Plc
At the same meeting Leo Kiely, chief executive of the MillerCoors venture between Molson and SABMiller, said he expects costs for commodities such as fuel and aluminum to moderate as 2010 progresses.
Kiely said he is looking for cost of goods sold per barrel of beer to increase at a mid-single-digit rate in the first half of 2010 with moderation in the back half of the year.
(Reporting by Martinne Geller, editing by Robert MacMillan and Matthew Lewis)