Monthly Archives: February 2011

Mexico’s FEMSA posts higher Q4 profit

Giant Mexican beverage and retail company FEMSA (FMSAUBD.MX) (FMX.N) said on Friday quarterly profit climbed, boosted by higher sales at its expanding network of convenience stores and its stake in Dutch beer company Heineken.

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SABMiller to Build $100 Million Brewery in Southe Eastern Nigerian City

SABMiller Plc, the world’s second- largest brewer by volume, plans to build a $100 million brewery in Nigeria’s southeastern city of Onitsha within two years, an official said.

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Thailand: Costs, beer weigh on ThaiBev’s full-year profits

Chang beer sales rise, but ThaiBev says division still in red Higher selling costs and ongoing losses in beer pinned back ThaiBev’s profits in 2010, despite a strong rise in sales.

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Russia. Parliament backs beer sales restrictions

Russia’s Parliament has backed a bill that will define beer as an alcoholic beverage for the first time, in a move that could prompt further sales restrictions for brewers.

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SABMiller May Face Coca-Cola Amatil Payout in Any Foster’s Bid

SABMiller Plc, the world’s second- largest brewer by volume, may need to include its Australian partner Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd. or negotiate a buyout of their venture if it bids for Foster’s Group Ltd.

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China Resources Snow Breweries leads market in Southern Jiangsu and sets to conquer central Jiangsu Market

China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (CR Snow) on Tuesday officially announced that it had leveraged on its assets to restructure Jiangsu Santai Beer Co., Ltd thus obtaining the rights to use the Santai trademark and the marketing channels for Santai … Continue reading

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Illinois Craft Brewers Fight To Protect Right To Distribute

In the past few years, the nation-wide trend of craft brewing has developed a following of aficionados as zealous, finicky and committed as its counterpart in the wine world — if a little scruffier. The trend has led to an … Continue reading

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Russia to class beer as alcohol

Beer is to be legally classified as an alcoholic drink in Russia for the first time, according to a report.

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Anheuser-Busch closing Manitowoc malt plant by year’s end

Anheuser-Busch is planning to shut down its downtown Manitowoc malt facility later this year.

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Robert Lobovsky will become Head of Global Marketing for Pilsner Urquell

Robert Lobovsk? (36), currently European Marketing Manager for Pilsner Urquell, will soon be responsible for global marketing of the brand, including all countries to which the lager is exported.

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