Monthly Archives: December 2011

Belgium to investigate beer price increases

Belgium’s economy minister has asked the country’s competition authorities to investigate the announced price hikes of beer producers Anheuser-Busch InBev and Heineken’s Alken Maes.

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UK’s Cameron favours minimum alcohol price-report

Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered officials to draw up plans to set a minimum price for alcohol to discourage excessive drinking, a British newspaper reported on Wednesday, although the government said no decision has been taken.

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Who brews your beer?

After two centuries of consolidation and closing down of small breweries, a counter-revolution is under way. Fed up with the lack of variety and the control of large brewing holdings over their favorite drinks, beer lovers have taken their beverage … Continue reading

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Japanese beer makers look to Vietnam for growth

Japanese brewers are looking past China’s $57 billion beer market to a country with less than one-tenth the population: Vietnam.

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SABMiller’s global beer brands to join CUB portfolio

Carlton United Brewers (CUB), an Australian brewer owned by Foster’s Group, said five global beer brands of SABMiller will become part of its international beer portfolio with effect from 16 January 2012.

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Kirin To Expand Sales Of Flagship Beer In S Korea

Kirin Brewery Co. plans to increase sales of its flagship Ichiban Shibori beer 10-fold in South Korea over the next five years.

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India. United Breweries: Higher costs a worry, but outlook strong

After rising two-fold in the 12 months to July 2011, the stock of beer maker United Breweries (UB) has lost most of its gains since then. Its movement is in tandem with the overall weakness in the broader market.

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US. Heineken makes room for Dos Equis

The producer of Heineken beer is only too happy to make room on U.S. store shelves for an upstart Mexican brand.

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Carlsberg CEO sees better 2012 Russia market -paper

The head of the world’s fourth biggest brewer, Carlsberg, said that the outlook for the group’s key East European and Russian markets appeared brighter.

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Sapporo Favors Vietnam Over China as Tropical Beer-Guzzling Grows: Retail

Japanese brewers are looking past China’s $57 billion beer market to a country with less than one- tenth the population: Vietnam.

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