Australia watchdog blocks Asahi’s P&N buy

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Australia’s competition watchdog blocked Japanese group Asahi Breweries’ A$364 million acquisition of P&N Beverages on concerns the deal will remove an affective competitor from the soft drinks market. (more…)

APB Appoints New General Manager for Thai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. Ltd

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Asia Pacific Breweries Ltd (APB) is pleased to announce that Mr Peter Ong will assume the position of General Manager, Thai Asia Pacific Brewery Co. Ltd (TAPB) from 15 February 2011. With his appointment, Mr Ong will lead and oversee the business and brewery operations in Thailand. (more…)

Changing tastes part of beer business

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Jeff Hamilton is the president of Sprecher Brewing Co., succeeding Randy Sprecher. Sprecher Brewing saw revenue increase 10% last year vs. 2009 without increasing prices. The company has broadened its product mix to capitalize on the growing American craft beer market. (more…)

Changes to composition Heineken Holding N.V.’s Board of Directors

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The meeting of holders of priority shares of Heineken Holding N.V. will propose that Heineken Holding N.V.’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders appoint Mrs. C. M. Kwist (43) to the Board of Directors of Heineken Holding N.V., to succeed her uncle Mr. D. P. Hoyer (71). Mr. Hoyer is due to retire by rotation and, in view of his age, will not be proposed for reappointment. (more…)

Kirin Tries Sober Pitch

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After unexpected success at home, one of Japan’s biggest brewers is bringing its zero-alcohol beverage to the U.S. in a test of American drinkers’ indifference to weak beer. (more…)