Heineken to be inaugural participant in United Nations Global Compact LEAD

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During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jean-Fran?ois van Boxmeer, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Heineken NV, joined United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CEOs of other leading international companies for the launch of Global Compact LEAD.
This new platform created by the UN Global Compact has been established to set a new benchmark for corporate sustainability. (more…)

UK. Hopes and trends for 2011

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With 2011 sizing up to be a thrilling year for beer, the drinks business picked the brains of several leading on-trade operators and industry observers and, like a FIFA executive prodding a German octopus, asked them for their predictions. (more…)

UK. Brewery is one Sharp shooter

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Sharp’s Brewery has cemented its position as one of the fastest-rising players in the British craft brewing sector after reporting impressive growth figures. (more…)

Germany: Beer sales sink to new low

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Sales of German beer have dropped below 100m hectolitres for the first time in at least a decade as domestic demand fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2010. (more…)

Kozel’s popularity abroad constantly increasing

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Based on predictions by the Czech Beer and Malt Association, the Czech beer industry showed a large decline in beer exports in 2010. One exception was Velkopopovick? Kozel, which in 2010 reported a 28.6% increase in exports. (more…)

Doubts over SABMiller bid for Fosters

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As the drinks business reported this week, SABMiller is said to have cleared corporate obstacles that might prevent it from bidding for Foster’s, Australia’s drinks giant, whose shares have put on 5% this week. But is such a bid likely? The jury is out. (more…)