India. Liquor, beer sales go up by 15% in Telangana

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Despite opening of toddy shops, Telangana has created a new record in sale of liquor and beer. Over five crore cases of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and beer were sold in the ten districts of Telangana till February. Another 10 to 15 lakh cases are expected to be added in March, this year. The sales of liquor and beer fetched Rs 11,450 crore to the state government so far. (more…)

Fiji. Vanuatu beer company forced to place contracts abroad

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Pressure and fiscal instability in Vanuatu could not allow a Vanuatu beer company to invest on its can production line in Vanuatu because the can production line alone is costly.

The cost of production alone by Vanuatu Brewing Ltd (VBL) appropriately VT125million ($F2.47m). (more…)

India. Beer Cafe Launches Outlet In Andheri

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The Beer Cafe, a leading Indian beer chain, has opened a new branch in Mumbai’s Anup Market neighborhood, offering what it calls “the holy trinity of good food, great tunes and the best brews.” (more…)

India. Vijay Mallya, not Heineken has the right to choose UB’s successor

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Although Dutch brewer Heineken is the biggest stakeholder in United Breweries, joint venture partner Vijay Mallya has the right to choose his successor as chairman of the company, according to the terms of a 2009 agreement. That will need to be amended if Heineken wants to pick its own nominee, said several people aware of the matter. (more…)

Jeff Wu: in 2015, the Thailand beer market grew by 1.3%

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According to Jeff Wu, Marketing Director of TAP Group, in 2015, the Thailand beer market grew by 1.3% by volume compared to 2014. The share of beer premium segment, where Heineken trademark is available, continued to account for 96% of the market. (more…)

Creative Business Ideas in Indonesia: Beer Delivery Service

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Since April 2015 sales of alcoholic beverages in kiosks or minimarkets in Indonesia are forbidden. Previously, light alcoholic beverages, such as beer or breezers, could be bought in these shops that have mushroomed in Indonesian cities. This was bad news for producers of light alcoholic beverages because it was made less easy to buy an alcoholic beverage. (more…)

World of Beer To Open First International Location In China

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World of Beer, the Tampa-based craft tavern concept featuring 550+ craft and international beers, today announced it has signed a franchise agreement to expand internationally for the first time. The new tavern will be located in Shanghai, China and is slated to open in the second quarter of this year. Franchisee Cong Yin and his two partners plan to open at least three locations in Shanghai over the next three years. (more…)