Russians Consumed about 10% of Dark Kozel More Than Last Year

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The popularity of dark Czech beer abroad is on the rise. During the last 12 months, the brewery in Velk? Popovice saw rise in sales of Dark Kozel, especially in the countries of the former Soviet Union. It is the most popular in Russia. The ever more popular dark variety is consumed here in about 10 times bigger quantity than in Czech Republic. (more…)

Coca-Cola – Acquisition of minorities together with Heineken

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Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca-Cola Hellenic) announced today that it has completed, together with Heineken N.V. (Heineken), the acquisition of 41.2% of minority shares in their joint venture company, Pivara Skopje, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). (more…)

SABMiller to appoint Managing Director: Asia

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SABMiller announces that it will appoint Harald Harvey, currently SAB Ltd Executive Director: Strategy and Business Support, as Managing Director Asia, with effect from 1 February 2012. (more…)

CR Snow, AB-InBev Lead Beer Price Hikes in China Market

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Brewers in China including China Resources Snow Breweries Co. Ltd. (CR Snow) and Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (AB-InBev) have started to increase product prices, as rising production costs bite into profit margins. (more…)

Heineken to increase shareholding in leading Haitian brewer

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Heineken N.V. announced today the intention to increase its shareholding in Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti S.A. (‘Brana’), the country’s leading brewer, from 22.5% to 95%. The shares are currently owned by Brana’s management and private shareholders. Financial details are not disclosed. (more…)

Asahi Plans Takeovers in Southeast Asia

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Asahi Group Holdings Ltd. (2502) and Kirin Holdings Co. (2503), Japan’s biggest brewers, plan acquisitions across Southeast Asia to access wider margins in a market of more than half a billion people as demand at home weakens. (more…)